On Monday the Mexico varsity volleyball team traveled to Warrenton for a non-conference matchup that the squad was well aware would also be Pink-Out night to help raise funds to fight breast cancer, but the event had a much deeper meaning, as well.

"After hearing about the tragedy with the Warrenton team losing an athlete in a car accident a couple weeks ago, we decided to do something for them when we played there," said coach Shayla Cox. "The girls all signed a card and tied a special ribbon around it. A ribbon that matched the ones in their hair. Although it was their pink game, we wore red socks and red bows in honor of Megan, their teammate that passed away. After giving them the card, we prayed with them. It was a special moment."

Once the competition began Cox didn't have much else to say. Only that the varsity, JV and C team each lost in two sets.

"Across the board, we essentially beat ourselves," Cox said. "We didn’t control the things we could, and they took advantage."

The Lady Bulldogs ended the regular season Thursday with a North Central Missouri Conference contest at Fulton.