Barnstable 3, Dartmouth 0
Junior Josie Deluga led the Red Raiders defensively with 15 digs and added 14 points at the service line, with a game-high three aces, in a 25-16, 25-19, 25-13 Old Colony League win for Barnstable in South Dartmouth.
Seniors Ingrid Murphy and Riley James paced the Red Raiders (5-0, 2-0 OCL) at the net. Murphy had 12 kills to go along with a pair of service aces and 10 digs. James added 14 kills, six digs and three blocks.
Freshman Teagan James had 31 assists at setter for Barnstable, as well as two aces and three digs, sophomore Sophie Strock had three kills and three blocks and junior Dorian Funk had three kills, two blocks and three assists.
Dartmouth fell to 4-1 overall and 1-1 in the OCL.
Barnstable Volleyball sweeps Newton North in rematch
Senior Riley James had 21 kills, 19 digs and a pair of blocks, helping the Barnstable Red Raiders girls volleyball squad avenge a Division 1 state semifinal loss with a 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 win over Newton North on Monday evening.
Barnstable entered last season’s South Sectionals at 19-0 and swept their way through to their eight straight Sectional championship. Newton North then swept the Red Raiders, 3-0, en route to the 2017 state championship.
This time around, senior Ingrid Murphy added 14 kills and a match-high 21 digs to James’ efforts as Barnstable improved to 4-0 and dropped the Tigers to 2-2.
Freshman Teagan James spread the Red Raiders offense around with 34 digs, while adding seven digs defensively. Junior Josie Deluga added 11 digs, and sophomore Sophie Strock had three blocks.
Barnstable 3, Bridgewater-Raynham 0
Seniors Riley James and Ingrid Murphy combined for 21 kills and 10 aces, leading the Red Raiders to a 25-6, 25-6, 25-9 sweep of the Trojans in their Old Colony League opener in Hyannis.
James led the way for Barnstable (3-0, 1-0 OCL) with 13 kills and four aces, while Murphy had nine kills with six aces.
Freshman Teagan James spread the Red Raiders offense around with 29 assists and sophomore Sophie Strock had a strong game at the net with four kills.
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Barnstable 3, Dennis Yarmouth 0
Seniors Ingrid Murphy and Riley James led the way for the Red Raiders at the net in a 25-6, 25-6, 25-12 win over the Dolphins in South Yarmouth.
Murphy led Barnstable (2-0) with 11 kills, while James had 10 and sophomore Sophie Strock added four. Juniors Dorian Funk and Lauren Ogonowsky chipped in with three kills each.
Freshman setter Teagan James spread the offense around with 28 assists, while junior Josie Deluga had eight digs defensively and Murphy added seven digs.
Barnstable had 20 aces as a team, with Funk, Deluga and James each striking four and James and Murphy each getting three.
Dennis-Yarmouth got two kills and four assists from Ana Luiza DaSilva, two kills and two blocks from Kim Murray, 13 service receptions and 14 digs from Alayna Rooney and two aces and 10 digs from Elise Gustafson.
High School Girls' Volleyball Rankings
Barnstable begins the season atop the the Globe's Top 20 girls' volleyball rankings, with defending D! state champion Newton North right behind the Red Raiders. Division 2 Duxbury comes in at No. 3, while D2 finalist Melrose is at No. 10. Division 3 finalist Bourne is ranked 16th.
Barnstable 3, Central Catholic 0
Seniors Riley James and Ingrid Murphy were key at the net, as Barnstable opened the season in Lawrence with a 25-11, 25-14, 25-8 victory.
James led the way with 20 kills while Murphy added 14.
Freshman Teagan James spread the offense around with 34 assists while also contributing five aces at the service line.
Junior Josie Deluga paced the defense with 11 digs while Riley James and Murphy added eight digs each.
Senior Olivia Berler closed out the match with four aces.
Plenty of Spikes in Barnstable's Annual Play Day
HYANNIS – Barnstable High prepares for a long season with a long day of volleyball. The Red Raiders, sporting tye-dye shirts like many teams, hosted their 10th annual Play Day on Saturday in a series of seven, 40-minute scrimmages.
Among the participating teams were Dennis-Yarmouth, Falmouth, Nantucket, Sandwich, Sturgis East and St. John Paul II. Off-Cape teams included Brockton, Cardinal Spellman, Duxbury, Frontier Regional, Hendrick Hudson (NY), Hopkinton, Longmeadow, Medfield and Plymouth North.
“These Play Days are a wealth of information because there’s a referee, a scoreboard and competitiveness,” said Tom Turco, who is entering his 31st season as Barnstable’s head coach. “I’m looking for competitive athletes.”
Barnstable senior Riley James, who was recently selected as a MaxPreps preseason All-American, seemed to be in midseason form, blocking shots at the net and hitting thunderous spikes. Fellow senior and outside hitter Ingrid Murphy also made her fair share of plays.
Barnstable had to get it going right away as its first match was against Hopkinton, last year’s Division 1 state runner-up.
“It’s nice to compete at a high level for a full day and getting into the swing of the season,” said James, who has committed to NCAA Division I Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Barnstable is trying to shake off last year’s disappointment when it went undefeated into the Division I state semifinals, but lost to eventual state champion Newton North, 3-0.
Turco and James both said there is an edge on this team to get back to the state title.
“I think it’s on on everybody’s mind that we don’t want that feeling again,” James said of last year’s loss.
Josie Deluga, who transferred to Barnstable from Dennis-Yarmouth after her family moved, was among those mixing in with the starters.
Deluga, a defensive setter and libero, said playing volleyball is making the transition easier.
“The team is welcoming and supportive of me,” said Deluga, who concluded the day with a match against her former team. “It feels awesome to be a part of this team. I feel a lot more in shape coming into this season.”
“She’s mixing in well with the girls,” Turco said. “She’s got a good work ethic and great defensive ability.”
Barnstable opens its season at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence.
High school notebook: Barnstable’s James named preseason All-American
HYANNIS – Barnstable senior outside hitter Riley James is the only Massachusetts player among the 38 recently selected to the 2018 preseason MaxPreps All-American volleyball team. James has tallied nearly 1,300 kills and over 100 aces in her three seasons as a Red Raiders starter, helping her team win two state championships and three South Sectional titles in that stretch.
Barnstable coach Tom Turco said James is the first preseason All-American in program history. She and fellow outside hitter Ingrid Murphy have been on the varsity since they were freshmen and will join Olivia Berler and Madelyn Murphy as this fall’s senior class.
“Not only do they have to produce on the court, they have to embrace the expanded role of being senior captains,” Turco said. “We know what we’re getting in ability, and we’re sure of what we’re getting in leadership”
James, who has committed to NCAA Division I Bryant University, led the state with 483 kills last year to go along with 41 aces, five blocks and 255 digs. She was named a MaxPreps Underclass All-American in 2016 and 2017 and was the Gatorade Massachusetts Player of the Year in 2016.
“A school like Bryant is a perfect fit for her,” Turco said. “I think the expectations are going to be similar to what we have here.”
Barnstable Volleyball Wins AVCA Team Academic Award
Barnstable's girls volleyball team has won the 2017-18 American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award.
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