ST. CLAIR SHORES >> Farmington Hills Mercy has prided itself all season with focusing on its next match - and not looking back.
But it sure would have been easy for the Marlins to relish in its most recent regional final victory over rival Birmingham Marian and overlook Tuesday night’s Division 1 quarterfinal foe, Sterling Heights Stevenson.
But that didn’t happen. Not even close.
Mercy senior Ella Louissa served up 10 straight points to open the match, helping her team build a commanding 16-1 lead and cruising to a straight-set, 25-8, 25-17, 25-14 victory over the Titans to advance to a second-straight state semifinal appearance in Battle Creek.