Boys’ Latin staged a dramatic comeback to take a five-set decision, 25-22, 21-25, 21-25, 28-26 and 15-13, over St. Paul’s School for the MIAA B Conference volleyball championship before a packed audience on Lake Avenue Friday evening.
The fourth game was tied at 25 before the Lakers (7-8 overall), led by Adam Engle, Carter Paff and Tanner Singleton roared to take game four, setting the stage for a compelling decisive game.
Boys’ Latin had a 14-11 advantage when the Crusaders (14-3) attempted to rally, but it wasn’t enough as the Lakers denied their longtime rivals a second consecutive title. It’s the fourth championship for Boys’ Latin since 2004.
Singleton said the Lakers left every ounce of effort and sweat on the floor.
“Saint Paul’s was our top competitor for four years,” said Singleton. “I couldn’t ask for a better ending.”
St. Paul’s coach Jim Jung said Boys’ Latin was prepared and they made adjustments.
“They played great, and they can be proud of their effort,” said Jung. “I’m proud of my guys.”
The Crusaders went undefeated during the regular season including two victories over Boys’ Latin (3-1 and 3-0).
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