Cass Tech High weathered Renaissance’s power in the first game and responded with a relentless storm of digs, kills and service points to win its third consecutive Detroit Public League girls’ volleyball championship Thursday at Western International High School.
A large, enthusiastic following from both teams created a spirited atmosphere as Coach Ed Tomlin’s Lady Technicians rallied to win the best-of-five match in four games 19-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-16.
“It was a great match as it has been the last seven years or so in a row,’’ Tomlin said. “Our front row (led by junior Aaliya Davidson) showed up in games two, three and four. They played big and real physical. But we’re going to have to do way better to have some success in the state tournament.”
Renaissance, which last won the PSL title in 2009, came in confident they could stop the Lady Technicians’ bid for a three-peat.
“It was a great match,” Lady Phoenix Coach Louis Mitchell said. “They were the superior offensive team. We came in believing that we could pass, and if we passed and served we could stay with them. The first game went as we wanted. We got out of wanted to do in the second game and played catch-up.”
In the consolation game for third place, host Western International swept Denby 25-12, 25-22, 25-23.
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