The Bourne volleyball team battled on the road, pushing Seekonk to five sets, but fell to the Warriors for the team’s third straight loss on Wednesday, October 2.
The Canalmen took the second and fourth sets, but fell three points shy in the fifth and final set to earn a regular season split with the Warriors. The set scores: 23-25, 25-16, 20-25, 25-14 and 12-15.
Co-captains Kiely O’Connor and Michelle Gallerani were strong along the net and defensively, each notching double figures in kills and digs. O’Connor, a junior, had 15 digs and 13 kills—along with three aces—while Gallerani, a senior, had 15 kills to go with 10 digs.
Junior libero Sophia Amaral provided a presence along the back line as she dug up 22 balls on the evening. Freshmen setters Mary Berio-Rowlands and Kendall Fortune combined for 31 assists.
Medfield 3, Bourne 0
Playing without a few key parts on Tuesday, October 1, the Canalmen fell in straight sets to longtime out-of-conference rival Medfield.
Bourne lost 25-16, 25-19 and 25-12 as it was without head coach Andy Mather on the sideline and senior co-captain Caitlin O’Connor in the lineup. The school’s athletic director, Scott Ashworth, and assistant volleyball coach Samantha Fasoli handled the coaching duties in Mather’s absence. But with only two seniors on the roster, replacing Caitlin O’Connor proved tougher against a senior-laden Warriors team.
The Canalmen leaned on Gallerani and Kiely O’Connor as well as Emma Undzis, Quinn Hawkes and Amaral.
Bourne (4-7, 3-5 SCC) travels to Mattapoisett to meet Old Rochester Friday, October 4, at 6 PM.