NORWALK – Mater Dei defeated Marymount of Los Angeles in three sets – 26-24, 26-24, 25-21 – Saturday in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 girls volleyball championship match at Cerritos College.
It is the Monarchs’ fifth CIF-SS girls volleyball championship. Their previous section girls volleyball title was in 2015. Mater Dei lost to Santa Margarita in last year’s Division 1 championship match.
Mater Dei won the first two sets by the same score, 26-24, and the scores accurately reflected the closeness of the competition. Furious rallies were commonplace all night, including in the third set won by the Monarchs 25-21.
Marymount defeated Mater Dei 3-1 when the teams played Oct. 12 at Mater Dei.