October 29, 2011
San Antonio – Things couldn’t have gone much better for the St. Mary’s volleyball team in its annual fight against breast cancer Saturday.
With all 15 Rattlers getting on the court, St. Mary’s trounced University of the Southwest 3-0, winning 25-10, 25-10, 25-16 before nearly 400 fans at Bill Greehey Arena.
Freshman Taylor Obermiller, a San Antonio native, led the way offensively with seven kills, while Allie Murray (Jr., San Antonio) had 24 assists and Victorria Martinez (Fr., Arlington, Texas) 22 digs.
But this day wasn’t entirely about statistics and victories. No, the Rattlers (17-11) made this day about supporting breast cancer awareness in “Volley for a Cure,” an annual tradition under the stead of head coach Jenny Warmack-Chipman.
Teaming with Alpha Sigma Tau, a St. Mary’s University sorority, the St. Mary’s volleyball team hosted numerous festivities, raffles and intermission events to pledge their support to fight cancer. All proceeds benefitted the University of Texas Health Science Center’s Cancer Therapy and Research Center.
Looking to punch its ticket into the Heartland Conference Tournament, St. Mary’s will be back in action at 7 p.m. Thursday, when it hosts St. Edward’s in “Battle of the Saints” at Bill Greehey Arena.