Downey High girls volleyball wins CIF championship

In the end, only four points separated Downey High School's girls volleyball team from Whittier Christian, but it was enough to give the Vikings their second consecutive CIF championship.Downey successfully defended its CIF Div. 2A title against Whittier Christian today, beating the Heralds in five sets -- 25-16, 14-25, 24-26, 25-19 and 15-11 -- in an fever-pitch matchup at Cypress College. The two schools appeared evenly matched, trading points until Downey pulled away in the fifth and deciding match. The Vikings went into the playoffs as the No. 1 seed, having not lost a game since Sept. 17.