Clutching her medal, middle hitter Massiel Ramirez gleamed with a bright smile, saying, “We never lost hope. I knew we could do it.”
In an emotional roller coaster of a match, her Boston English volleyball squad defeated O’Bryant, 3-1, at Burke High School on Tuesday for the school’s fourth city championship.
“I knew it was going to be a battle. They played great defense and our girls didn’t give up and stayed at it,” said Bulldogs coach Hardy Mondesir after the 25-16, 25-12, 21-25, 25-23 win.
Middle hitter Jasmine Allen’s performance at the service line carried the Bulldogs through the final set, bringing them back from a 23-21 deficit. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
Globe correspondent Angus Dickerson contributed to this report.