OXFORD — Pontiac Notre Dame Prep advanced all the way to the finals of the Oxford Invitational Saturday before running into a roadblock in Romeo.
The Bulldogs toppled the Fighting Irish in three sets (20-25, 29-27, 15-10) to claim the title.
Notre Dame Prep (41-7-4) finished 4-0-1 in pool play of the 12-school tournament, sweeping Lapeer East (25-18, 25-20), Birch Run (25-14, 25-13), Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest (25-10, 25-17) and Bloomfield Hills Andover (25-23, 26-24) as well as a split with Romeo (16-25, 26-24).
In bracket play, NDP downed host Oxford (25-21, 22-25, 15-8) to set up a second date with Romeo.
Katherine Carlson finished 105-for-113 attacking with 68 kills and five blocks to lead the Irish. Dani McCormick was 107-for-119 with 43 kills and six blocks, Hannah Strat had 98 digs and Ashley Knutson added 71 assists and five aces.