The Sherman Oaks Notre Dame girls volleyball team notched their biggest victory of the young season on Thursday, defeating the heavily-favored Harvard Westlake Wolverines in straight sets, 28-26, 25-22, 25-23.
Thursday's match represented the Mission League opener for both squads, who happen to have a long-standing rivalry in league play. It was just last year that the Knights swept the season series against the Wolverines, on their way to winning the Mission League title that many thought would fall into the hands of Harvard Westlake.
Coming into Thursday's match, with revenge undoubtedly on the mind of the Wolverines, Harvard Westlake was ranked No. 4 in the state and No. 22 in the country, according to Maxpreps.com.
However, with the support of a raucus home crowd, the Knights were able to knock off their Mission League rivals behind 25 kills from star sophomore, Zana Muno.
The Knights are now 11-3 on the season. The Wolverines drop to 12-4.