Notre Dame Takes 9th Straight District Title

Notre Dame defeated Detroit Country Day in straight sets to win their 9th straight district title and 18th  title in  the last 20 years.  The Irish improve to  46-9-5 and advance to the MHSAA regional semi-final round where they will take on Marysville (48-4-2) next Tuesday at Imlay City.  Notre Dame had to come from behind to overtake Country Day 25-19 in the first set.   Maddy Chinn had 6 of her 14 kills in that opening frame.  The second set saw the Irish jump out to an 11-2 lead  and never look back as the defense collected 4 blocks.  In the final set, the Irish used a varied offense to pull away with a 25-15 victory.  Emma Kowalkowski had yet another great performance with 12 points and 14 digs.   Caitlin Fitzgerald and Gabby Shilling each added 7 kills.  Marisa Ciszewski dished out 20 assists and Natalie Risi was strong on serve receive where she passed 9 while adding 10 digs. Risi also served up 8 points including 3 aces.

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