Facing the team it had dropped its first set of the season to over a month ago, Barnstable got some revenge, sweeping Notre Dame of Hingham on Friday, 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-20), to remain undefeated.
The top-ranked Red Raiders (13-0) have only dropped three sets this season, the other two coming against Hopkinton and No. 9 Medfield.
The Raiders faced a late scare in the third set as the teams were tied at 20.
Colleen Kenney and Regan Bristol each had nine kills, and made a strong impact in the third game.
The first set also went to the wire after the Cougars (10-4) clawed to within a point, 20-19. Barnstable coach Tom Turco called a timeout a point later.
“I told them to stop hitting the ball out of bounds,” said Turco. “We also told them to be patient and find open holes in the court and to time your attack by waiting until the set ball was up.”
The Raiders returned to close out a tightly contested set after a series of kills and Cougar hitting errors.
Somerville 5, Cambridge 1 — Thayrone Miranda scored twice and added an assist as the No. 3 Highlanders (13-0-2) clinched the GBL championship.
Oliver Ames 4, Stoughton 0 — David MacKinnon and Kevin Grant combined for a shutout, and MacKinnon sent in a goal for the No. 18 Tigers.
Chelsea 6, Shawsheen 3 — Junior Luis Cruz scored three goals and had two assists for the 12-0-2 Red Devils.
Holliston 1, Medfield 1 — Senior forward Krista Pinciaro scored the tying goal with four minutes left in the first half for the sixth-ranked Warriors.
Canton 5, Sharon 0 — Lauren Berman netted goals No. 33, 34, and 35 of the season for the fifth-ranked Bulldogs (12-1-1), who also received career goal No. 1 from freshman Sarah MacQuarrie. The win assures the Bulldogs (who have won 10 straight games) at least a share of the Hockomock League (Davenport) title.
Hingham 1, Notre Dame (Hingham) 0 — Senior Amy Desmarais scored for the No. 9 Habormen (14-2).
Acton-Boxboro 3, Lincoln-Sudbury 0 — The eighth-ranked Colonials (14-1-1) clinched the Dual County Large title. Eleana Cardarelli and Eleni Neyland each drilled a penalty corner and Fallon Shaughnessy scored.