The Marshall High girls' volleyball team won what probably was the most important match in school history Saturday night at Cal State Dominguez Hills, defeating Sylmar, 15-12, 16-14, 15-1, to win the City 3-A Division championship.
It was the first City title for the top-seeded Barristers (8-5), who were eliminated by Birmingham in the semifinals last season.
In the 4-A final, Palisades completed a perfect season with a 15-3, 15-10, 7-15, 15-12 victory over El Camino Real.
Palisades (19-0) won its ninth consecutive championship. El Camino Real (14-1) was appearing in its first title match.
Marshall entered its final somewhat overconfident after beating a solid Van Nuys team in three games in the semifinals.
In the Southern Section girls' championships at Cerritos College, Corona del Mar defeated Mira Costa of Manhatten Beach in the 5-A Division, 15-12, 15-9, 15-8, to cap a perfect season.
Corona del Mar (18-0) lost to Mira Costa (20-2) in last year's final.
In 4-A, Notre Dame Academy of Los Angeles won its first sectional title, defeating Long Beach Jordan, 12-15, 15-3, 15-12, 5-15, 15-8.