WATSONVILLE — Mt. Madonna head coach Erin Mitchell didn’t give a rah-rah speech when her team huddled up down by a point in the fifth set of Saturday’s Central Coast Section Division V championship game.
She didn’t need to.
The girls were plenty motivated and confident already.
“We decided that this was our game,” said Mt. Madonna senior outside hitter Mara Peruzzi. “We (were) taking this game.”
Motivated by the shortcomings of last fall, confident with their backs against the wall and resilient enough to make the plays when they mattered, No. 2 Mt. Madonna outlasted top-seeded Notre Dame-Salinas 25-16, 11-25, 25-17, 27-29, 15-11 to win the program’s third section crown and first since 2009. Read more