The Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team beat Notre Dame 25-18, 25-22 in Saturday’s final of the prestigious Asics Challenge in Chicago.
Sacred Heart (27-4), ranked No. 1 in the state, avenged a five-set loss to No. 4 Notre Dame on Aug. 27.
“I think we came in focused,” Sacred Heart coach Eric Garvey told PrepVolleyball.com. “We didn’t want anything less than to win it all, or it would be disappointing. (Friday) night and (Saturday) we were able to get it done. They all pushed to do their jobs.”
On Saturday, Sacred Heart beat Chicago Marist 21-25, 25-12, 25-16 in the quarterfinals and Wheaton (Ill.) St. Francis 25-21, 25-11 in the semifinals to reach the final against Notre Dame.
No. 2-ranked Assumption finished fourth in the tournament, losing to Notre Dame 21-25, 25-18, 25-17 in the semifinals and to Wheaton St. Francis 25-20, 25-19 in the third-place match.
Sacred Heart will host Assumption at 5 p.m. Sunday.