Bourne Volleyball Handles Dennis-Yarmouth
By: Dan Crowley
Dennis-Yarmouth proved to be a very tough opponent Monday night but not more than the Lady Canalmen could handle. Bourne (11-1) won the opening game, 25-13, but fell to the Dolphins in the second by a score of 25-21. After the loss the Lady Canalmen turned up the heat, winning the third game, 25-16, and the fourth, 25-23, to improve to 11-1 for the season.
Bourne couldn’t shake D-Y in the opening game of the night as the Dolphins kept pace, staying within two points until Amanda Pomeroy stepped to the service line and ripped off eight points in a run that included four aces. Colleen Brady and Shelby Corsano added to the lead that grew to 14 points as BHS coasted to victory.
“Amanda had 15 service points,” Coach Annemarie Souza said. “That and her four aces was big in setting the tone.”
In the second game D-Y claimed their first lead of the night early, but Bourne regained the lead and pulled ahead, 13-8, on a five-point service run by Madi Durr. The Dolphins closed the gap and tied the game for the seventh time at 19-19. D-Y edged ahead and held a slim lead to the end.
Bourne opened the third game with four, quick points from the line by Corsano. As in the first game, the Lady Canalmen maintained a small lead until Pomeroy went to the line and served five-straight points to put BHS up, 12-6.
The Dolphins never came closer than five points the rest of the way as Chelsea Doucette increased the lead to 23-16 from the service line with the help of a perfectly placed shot by Brady that the Dolphins never reached. Molly Shorey then turned up the defense, sealing the win.
“Molly is a heck of a defensive player,” Coach Souza said. “She is fearless defensively and will go after everything and keep the ball alive.”
Bourne opened the final game of the night with a 10-point run, but the Dolphins had their backs to the wall and came back outscoring the Lady Canalmen, 12-2, to tie the game at 12-12. BHS regained the lead, helped along with a nice block by Brady and a couple of kills by Miranda Partosan. Doucette drilled home a hard shot and Sam Fasoli landed an ace for a four-point Bourne lead late in the game.
“Miranda had a heck of a match with nine kills,” Coach Souza said. “She’s not afraid of the ball. Sam was hot from the service line and was a good leader, helping to keep everyone together.”
But the Dolphins hung tough, cutting the Bourne lead to a point at 24-23 with a four-point run before the Lady Canalmen put them away.
Brady finished the night with eight kills, three blocks, 13 digs and two aces.
“Colleen has picked up her blocking game,” Coach Souza noted. “She came up huge for us in the fourth game.”
Doucette ended the night with six kills and six blocks.
“Chelsea had a good night at the net,” the coach said. “I thought she was forcing them into errors to her left and right. They knew she was there and didn’t want to hit to her.”
Fasoli contributed 15 service points, Shorey finished the night with 19 digs, and Corsano had a dozen service points along with 22 assists.
Bourne punched their tournament ticket Friday with a 3-0 victory over Falmouth by scores of 25-4, 25-11 and 25-12.
Doucette had nearly a complete game’s worth of points from the line with 22 over the three-game match. Fasoli had 16 service points while Brady and Durr controlled the net, driving home 11 and eight kills respectively. Corsano finished the night with 28 assists and 10 digs.
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