Bouncing back from a tough outing two days earlier, the Bourne High School volleyball team played a rock solid match against their rivals from Wareham High School at home on Wednesday evening, September 29, to defeat the Vikings in three straight. Bourne rolled from the outset and won with ease, 25-12, 25-8, and 25-20, getting every player on their 18-person roster into the match.
“It was a good outing,” coach Dave Moore said. “A full team effort. Getting everyone in that we carry on an 18-person roster can be tricky, but we managed and everybody saw the court.”
BHS is now 7-2 overall on the season. In the South Coast Conference the team sports a record of 4-2.
The starters made it likely that the backups would get some playing time by dominating the match from the outset. Bourne rolled through the first two sets with ease as they out-hit and out-served the Lady Vikings throughout. “We came with very hot with lots of energy and the second game was much of the same,” coach Moore said. “The third (game) Wareham came alive, and refused to allow the ball to drop.”
Bourne was able to close it out, thanks to the great serving of Emma Undzis in the third game. Undzis delivered four straight aces to finish things off, giving her six for the day. The senior co-captain, who plays outside hitter, also had five kills in the match.
Emily Sullivan, another co-captain and senior outside hitter, had four kills. Gianna Lowden, a senior middle, had four kills and four service aces. Freshman outside hitter Carley May finished with three kills in the match. Sophomore setter Elena Tim aced six serves in the match.
The win came on the heels of a disappointing effort two nights earlier against Dighton-Rehoboth. Despite winning the first and third games, Bourne fell in five to the Falcons, 23-25, 25-17, 14-25, 25-18, 15-13.
“We played poorly as a team and D-R played like veterans,” Moore said.
The Canalmen may have suffered a bit of a letdown in that match after winning a thriller the previous Friday night, September 24, against an always challenging Medfield team. BHS rallied to win in five, after dropping the second and third games in the match. Undzis was a monster in the match for BHS with 10 kills and just one attack error. Lowden had seven kills and Delaney Jensen had 31 digs and eight aces.