BHS Volleyball Finishes October with a Win

October 26, 2018
Bucs Volleyball celebrated their four seniors before the match with Waltham – (L-R) Cam Rackey, Kara Shelmire, Kate Winkler, and Mallory Ferland – Image (c) Jeff JHO Hoyland, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

By Jeff JHO Hoyland

It was the Best of Times it was the worst of Times ~  Charles Dickens “A Tales of Two Cities”

Senior Kara Shelmire skipped the white libero jersey to join Lauren Harrell to block shots on the front line – Image (c) Jeff JHO Hoyland, 2018 all rights reserved – Click to view larger image

October was full of “Trick or Treats” for the BHS Volleyball team, as it seemed like half the starters were on “Injured Reserve” through injuries and illnesses.  It was hard to build on consistent “good play” when you had no idea who was going to be available come match time.  In the last match of the season, the varsity pulled it together to beat Waltham in three sets and earn an invitation to the state tournament.

Images in the gallery below are all (c) Jeff JHO Hoyland, 2018 all rights reserved – Double click in each image to see it at full size

Click this link to see Bedford Snapshots’ Facebook album with all 621 images from the regular season!

The last home match of the season is also the traditional Senior Night. Bedford Volleyball celebrated four seniors – Kara Shelmire, Cam Rackey, Kate Winkler, and Mallory Ferland.  Mallory Ferland was still sidelined with illness but cheered her team to victory.

With Mallory out of the match, Bedford decided to go without a Libero.  Kara Shelmire had substituted in this role for a couple of matches, but her value on the front line was too important.

Cam Rackey stepped up to lead the Bucs with 9 kills, and 2 blocked shots.  A great way to end her regular season play on the BHS court.

Frosh Michaela Schmidt came up big, having her best all-around match of the season – 6 Aces, 7 kills, and 6 digs.

The volleyball team will now rest over the weekend as they wait to hear the tournament pairing.

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