SAN JOSE -- Archbishop Mitty found itself in a little trouble Thursday night in the West Catholic Athletic League boys volleyball final against Bellarmine College Prep.

But one point from digging itself a two-game deficit, the host Monarchs came to life.

Mitty rallied to win the second game and then went on to a 26-28, 28-26, 25-19, 25-16 victory.

Adrian Williams led Mitty with 21 kills. Tanner Vinson and Ian Aguilar each added 14 kills for the Monarchs, who also won the league's regular-season title.

"It's amazing," Williams said. "We've worked so hard this season to get where we are right now. This win just brought it all together for us."

The first two games were tight and tense, with both teams blasting winners and making huge blocks.

Bellarmine (27-7) won the first game when Joshua Nolan hit a soft winner for a 27-26 lead, then served out the set.

The Bells continued to apply pressure on the Monarchs (25-5) in the second set, but numerous Bellarmine service errors kept the score close and ultimately proved costly for the Bells.

Mitty called a timeout after Bellarmine took a 22-19 lead, then scored three consecutive points on a service error, an ace and mishit at the net to tie the score.

Bellarmine used a timeout after Mitty went ahead 24-23, then scored on a block and an ace to give itself a game point.

Vinson's kill tied the score 25-25, but Bellarmine scored the next two points to give itself another game point. But Mitty scored the next three points and did not look back.

"After that second game, we just came out with so much momentum that they weren't able to stop us pretty much," Vinson said. "Bellarmine's our rival. They've always been our rival since men's volleyball started here. So it always feels great to beat them."

For Bellarmine, it was its third four-set loss to Mitty this season.

Kevin Korb led Bellarmine with 15 kills. Joshua Nolan added 14 kills and Mark Lund 13.

"Obviously we're disappointed," Bellarmine coach Scott Petersen said. "Mitty's a good team. We knew they were going to be a good team this year. They returned a lot of really athletic guys. We just have to get back to work. We didn't really execute our game plan tonight.

"Game 2 could have gone either way. We didn't serve real well. There is no real game plan for that. But Games 3 and 4, we just didn't play well all the way around."

Mitty coach Will Yuen said he was pleased with his team's triumph.

"To beat any team three times is quite an accomplishment," he said. "But to beat a program like that is amazing. They're a very good team. So to have faced them three times and to be able to have come out on top three times says a lot about the character of these guys."

Both teams are headed to the Central Coast Section playoffs, so it's possible a fourth match could be on the horizon.

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