Bishop Feehan girl’s volleyball blanked host Dennis-Yarmouth, 3-0, clinching a Division 2 South Finals appearance.
Bishop Feehan’s relentless service attack left the Dolphins searching for answers throughout the match.
After battling their way to a 10-10 tie in the first game, Bishop Feehan strung together a quality service run to go up 15-10.
After trading points, senior outside hitter Lexi Sells recorded the game winning kill to put the Shamrocks up 25-19.
“Lexi is our best hitter in the front row," said head coach Joe Reardon. "[Her ability to make plays] makes the difference for us. She is an athlete and she is hard to stop and we were definitely looking to get her the ball more often.”
Game two opened up in a similar fashion as both teams went back and forth, trading points.The game opened up for the Shamrocks after senior libero Mary-Katherine Rooney stepped under an errant pass and drilled the ball to the opposing court, putting the Shamrocks up 23-22. The Dolphins committed errors on a series of volleys and the Shamrocks escaped with a, 25-23, game two win.
Reardon called a timeout early in the third game after the Dolphins scored five unanswered points.
“I just told them to relax," Reardon said. "We weren’t playing smart. We were making mistakes. They weren't changing anything and they weren’t making big plays. We were just making errors.”
The Shamrocks responded in a resounding manner. Hannah Fish went on an eight point service run to put the visitors up, 8-5.
“In that run we had contributions from everyone,” Reardon said. “We had tough kills from sophomore outside hitter, Kiley O’Donnell to get the run started. Another sophomore middle hitter, Darvey Barrett, had two kills that made us more comfortable. After we got that five point lead it stayed there whole way.”
Shamrocks extended their lead to 15-10 after a pair of kills by Sells and junior outside hitter Sierra Schrader.
The Shamrocks capped off their victory with a 25-20 game three win as Fish shined on another service run that included a crushing ace.
Bishop Feehan will face Fairhaven in the Division 2 finals.
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