The only thing that wasn’t working well for the Bourne High School volleyball team on Wednesday, October 6, was the team’s ability to keep statistics. A technology snafu lost the numbers that went along with Bourne’s win against visiting Seekonk but a win was logged by the Canalmen in three straight over the home team, that much coach Dave Moore was sure of.
Moore said that senior Emma Undzis was her usual strong all-around self in leading the attack. Gianna Lowden, another senior, helped the team through a big eight-point run in the second set, which included six aces.
Ava Fenton, the middle hitter, was a big surprise at the service stripe. She had a pair of five-point runs for the Purple and White. Coach Moore said all 16 players who traveled to the match played and contributed.
Bourne continued its solid run through the South Coast Conference in its previous game on Monday, October 4, with a sweep of Somerset-Berkley. Having played several long matches recently, the Canalmen were set on getting the job done in a quick manner and did just that.
After a hard-fought first set the Bourne girls blew past Somerset-Berkley quickly in the last two. BHS won the match by scores of 25-18, 25-8 and 25-9.
“We really wanted to come out early and play all of the sets with intensity, which I think we did,” Moore said.
Gianna Lowden was pinpoint from the service line against S-B. She hit for 15 service aces in the match, and also passed the ball very well. Delaney Jensen, Sarah Sweeney, Kacie Manning and Mia DiPaolo also helped the team to move the ball well, setting up chances to put the ball away. Jensen’s 13 digs were the most on the team; she led the defense as well.