The Dublin and Miramonte high girls volleyball teams entered Tuesday night hoping to stay just a game behind Diablo Foothill Athletic League-leading Campolindo.
Thanks to a dramatic comeback, Miramonte still finds itself right behind the first place Cougars.
Emily Fabian had 35 assists and Vanessa Tang and Kacey Sorenson had 11 kills each to lead the Matadors to a dramatic 16-25, 19-25, 25-19, 25-17, 15-12 victory over host Dublin. Miramonte improved to 3-1 in league play, one game back of 4-0 Campolindo.
"Our bench played an incredibly big role tonight," Miramonte coach Dave Masdeo said. "They brought the energy back on the court for the entire team and pushed us to do what we needed to do."
The Matadors (5-6, 3-1 DFAL) looked like a different team after the second set as the offense got going. Maddie Goodreault had eight kills in the final three sets, after having none in the first two. Tang and Kacey Sorenson had six kills each in the final three sets.
Dublin looked to be in control after winning the first two sets fairly easily, and Joli Holland played a big role in that. The senior middle led all hitters with 21 kills. But it wasn't enough as the Gaels (12-6, 2-2 DFAL) couldn't get regain the momentum in any of the final three sets.