Raider Volleyball to Dig For The Cure on Tuesday

The 2009 Mount Union volleyball team
The 2009 Mount Union volleyball team

ALLIANCE, Ohio -- For the third consecutive year, Mount Union's volleyball team will take part in the Ohio Athletic Conference's "Dig Pink" initiative to fight breast cancer.

The Purple Raiders will dig for the cure on Tuesday, Oct. 19, when they take on conference opponent Baldwin-Wallace. Opening serve is at 7 p.m.

Aside from raising money for charity, the match will be a key matchup for both teams as Mount Union stands at 3-2 in the conference tied with John Carroll in fourth place while Baldwin-Wallace is one match back at 2-3 in the OAC.  The top four teams at the end of the regular season will host quarterfinal matches in the Ohio Athletic Conference Tournament.

Members of the Mount Union squad have begun dorm collection to seek donations from their fellow classmates. Admission to the event is free, although the Raider program will accept "donation admission" at the door. Monies will support the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Both teams will wear pink warm-up t-shirts, which are provided by the OAC office. Fans are encouraged to arrive decked out in pink attire.

Since OAC Volleyball came together in the battle against breast cancer, the Raiders have been successful on pink nights. Last season, they swept Muskingum while in 2008, they swept Capital.