After a thrilling five-set win against Bloomfield Hills Marian in the semifinal, Farmington Hills Mercy seemed to play like it had something to prove in the regional final against Cass Tech.
The Marlins looked a lot like the team that swept through the district level of the MHSAA volleyball playoffs in the final, winning three-straight sets against the Technicians (25-9, 25-14, 25-14), securing the regional championship and a quarterfinal bid.
Mercy will take on Macomb L'Anse Creuse North at St. Clair County Community College in the quarterfinal Tuesday.
"We're just thrilled," Mercy head coach Loretta Vogel said. "In the season, you look for that next challenge. For us, it's wonderful."