BHS Volleyball Season Ends Abruptly with Dennis-Yarmouth’s 3-2 Win

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The Bedford High School Buccaneers’ drive toward a Division 3 state volleyball championship came to an abrupt end Wednesday evening in southeastern Massachusetts.

Coach Lisa Predaina’s state semifinalists fell to Dennis-Yarmouth, 3-1, in a match played at a neutral site, Dartmouth High School.

The D-Y Dolphins, seeded second in the power rankings, took a 2-0 lead on the sixth-ranked Bucs. Bedford, which last week eliminated third-ranked Cardinal Spellman, took control of the third set and held the Dolphins off for a 25-23 win, the first time the Dolphins lost in the post-season.

Dennis -Yarmouth then took control to win the third and deciding set.

It became an all-south final, when Old Rochester defeated top-ranked Tewksbury, 3-2, on Tuesday.

The 2021 volleyball season marked the first time a BHS women’s team played in a state semifinal since the 1990 softball team. The 2021 lacrosse team won its sectionals but there was no state tournament because of the pandemic.

Mike Rosenberg can be reached at mike@thebedfordcitizen.org, or 781-983-1763

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