The Bourne Lady Canalmen volleyball team is the first team in the South Coast Conference and the first on Cape Cod to qualify for postseason play this fall. Last night Bourne defeated Old Rochester in three straight games to improve to 10-0, earning a spot in the state tournament.
Bourne downed the Bulldogs by scores of 25-8, 25-18 and 25-13.
Senior tri-captain Shelby Corsano took the lead for BHS from the service line with 16 points, five of them aces. Miranda Partosan added another 12 service points and four aces. Amanda Pomeroy came up big at the net, driving home 10 kills and Colleen Brady added another four.
Corsano had 14 assists on the night and Brianna Rubin had four.
From day one Fairhaven has loomed large on the schedule. The Blue Devils, it seemed, were the hurdle that the Lady Canalmen would have to clear to win the South Coast Conference this fall. On Monday Bourne hosted Fairhaven and before the Blue Devils knew it, they were heading home, victims of a 3-0 sweep.
“Fairhaven had some excellent hitters, but our defense played very well in digging their hits,” Bourne coach Aimee Jarominski said. “Alli Achstetter, Shelby Corsano and Colleen Brady led the team in digs with a combined total of 28. That shuts down their offense when we’re able to do that.”
Bourne won the opening game 25-22 and then claimed the second and third by scores of 25-17, 25-16.
“We played well as a team,” the coach said. “Our serve receive was key.”
Brady led the team with eight kills. Chelsea Doucette had seven and Amanda Pomeroy finished with six. The first 10 points of the second game all came on BHS kills and aces.
“Colleen [Brady] did a great job serving,” Jarominski said. “She had 16 service points and four aces, three of them were in a row in the third game.”
Brady also had three blocked shots, Doucette had two and Pomeroy had one.
“I think Molly Shorey played her best game of the season so far tonight,” the coach said. “She was reading their hitters very well.”
Shorey finished with five digs.
Miranda Partosan had a solid game giving the Blue Devils trouble from the service line.
“Our middle hitting was our strong point tonight,” the coach added. “The team really gelled and communicated well. We were hustling and played mentally strong.”