Upon looking at Barnstable’s volleyball banner, the one celebrating 15 state titles ago, there is one year missing: 2009.
That was the year New Bedford, the last team to defeat Barnstable in the postseason, captured the state championship. Barnstable made sure that didn’t happen again Saturday in a battle of unbeatens in Pembroke as the Red Raiders swept New Bedford for the program’s 19th Division 1 South sectional. Barnstable (21-0) won, 25-19, 25-18. 25-17.