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Carolanne Habeeb implored her mom to get a mammography in 2008. Soon after spearheading Massapequa's first "Dig Pink" fundraiser, the girls volleyball coach thought it would be hypocritical if she didn't urge her own mother to get screened for breast cancer.
The Clippers ultimately were undeterred, returning to the form they opened the match with to win the next two games in their 25-13, 14-25, 25-18, 25-23 non-league victory.
Determined not to let the match go to a fourth game, Sayville's girls rallied to win the third and defeat the visitors, 25-20, 26-24, 26-24, in a League VI match.
Amanda Gannon had 16 kills, Kathleen Benson had eight kills and Emily Stephens had seven blocks to lead Kings Park to a 25-16, 25-22, 25-17 non-league win over host Bayport-Blue Point.
Led by DeTullio, who broke out with 31 digs, and Shabbir, who had 11 digs and 20 kills, the Cyclones (8-1) quickly returned to form, defeating Bellmore, 16-25, 25-19, 25-12, 26-24, in Conference A-I.
On Monday, the girls volleyball teams from Locust Valley and Glen Cove joined forces for the annual Dig Pink match at Locust Valley to support breast cancer research.
With a relatively inexperienced group, developing as it goes, the junior's role has expanded from simply being the setter to now, an emotional sparkplug. And Seaford is off to a 7-2 start.
The target once again is on Gannon, now that she is a senior superstar for the Kings Park girls volleyball team. After winning a third consecutive Long Island Class A title, Kings Park graduated its other two All-Long Island players, so naturally, the spotlight redirects to a certain 5-11 outside hitter.
The two-time Super Bowl champion and former college coach spoke to the captains, coaches and athletic administrators about tolerance, diversity and respect in athletics at the Nassau Sportsmanship Summit.
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