The Bears host Northern Lights Conference power Palmer tonight and Saturday at Kodiak High School.
Tonight’s match begins at 7:30 and is designated a Dig Pink match to raise awareness for breast cancer.
A dessert auction in the KHS foyer will coincide with the match. The team is also selling pink shirts. Proceeds from both go to the Side-out Foundation.
This is the fourth year Kodiak has put on a Dig Pink match. Kodiak coach Amy Willis said it is important for her team to continue supporting Dig Pink as she said one out of eight women are affected by breast cancer.
“That is four or five girls from my program that are going to be affected by it,” Willis said.
Kodiak will be wearing black jerseys with pink numbers for the match.
Besides the auction, Willis said there would not be any other Dig Pink festivities like in years past.
“With hosting regions, I really didn’t have a lot of energy to focus on Dig Pink this year,” Willis said.
Kodiak enters the match with a 4-2 NLC record, 4-2 overall. The Bears trail both Palmer and Soldotna in the NLC standings.
This is Kodiak’s first conference match since beating Kenai at home on Sept. 8.
Willis said her team has a tendency to start slow, but will not have the luxury to do that against Palmer.
“We can’t afford to give Palmer five points,” she said. “It will be near impossible to come back from that kind of deficit. We are just going to play as hard as we can and hopefully the odds will be in our favor.”
Saturday’s match begins at 3 p.m. Kodiak’s four seniors Danielle Willis, RJ Aquino, Erika Fabricante and Olivia Bennett will be honored before the game.
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