The Bismarck State College volleyball team has a big game Wednesday night, but they're playing for more than just maintaining their undefeated streak in the conference.
BSC and Dawson Community College go head to head, but all women are fighting against a common foe.
"I have a very good friend, a friend of 25 years she has went through breast cancer treatment, she is in remission right now so the game really has hit home for me." says head coach Jeni Walsh.
It's the third annual breast cancer awareness volleyball match where proceeds go to the local Women's Way.
"We have talked about it with the team, we have made posters, just the educational awareness for these women, to make sure as they get older, to get screened and stay healthy themselves, I think that means a lot as young adults and young women." says Walsh.
The BSC team will wear pink and think about loved ones affected by cancer.
Mackenzie and Taylor Wade are a couple of standout players and twin sisters.
This game is meaningful for their family.
"We want everyone to come out and support breast cancer awareness and all the proceeds go to the local, it stays around Bismarck, so that's awesome." says Taylor Wade/sophomore player whose grandma survived breast cancer.
"She's a survivor (the Wades' grandma) she had breast cancer, I don't remember how old we were, I was seven, I don't remember it too well, and when it was going on I didn't get how big of a deal it was, but now I do." says the Mackenzie Wade/sophomore player whose grandma survived breast cancer.
The young women don't really think about whether it's in their genes, or whether they'll someday be another woman diagnosed with breast cancer.
"It would be tough, but we would be together, we always are so we would come together." says Mackenzie.
They just do what they do on the court. Have each other's back.
"If one of us is struggling out on the court, it really affects me, if she's struggling I just want to help her up and do everything I can to get her out of a hole." says Taylor.
"It's been the experience of a lifetime, I never thought we'd be playing college ball together, all the coaches and players we've met, it's just been amazing." says Taylor.
"It's brought us a lot closer too, knowing how she works and how I work, we both know it, so we can play off of that, it's going to be awesome to tell our kids and grand kids that we played together." says Mackenzie.