FAIRFIELD -- As Darien fans chanted "M-V-P" and wrapped their arms around volleyball captain Riley Sousa after the game, Sousa did what Darien volleyball players are trained to do and kept her composure.
The Blue Wave are officially share the title with Ludlowe, which beat Stamford earlier in the night.
The FCIAC was forced to name semifinal winners co-champions because of delays caused by Hurricane Sandy.
Sousa was named MVP of the tournament but said it was a team effort that delivered another title to Darien.
"It's awesome, we have been working so hard to get here," Sousa said. "We had an undefeated season but that can only get us so far and if you can't win the second time around it doesn't matter."
The Wave looked as if they may roll to an easy victory after winning the first set 25-16 and opening the second set by going up 4-0, but Greenwich would not go quietly, coming back to take the second set 25-19 behind strong serving from Mirei Kato, who rattled off five straight to help the Cardinals make a game of it.
Greenwich coach Steve Lapham thought his team was ultimately too inconsistent to compete with Darien.
"Were up and down and made too many unforced errors and couldn't keep up with the pace they were setting," Lapham said. "They dug everything we were hitting for a while. We looked good in that second set but I just think our passing and serve were not as good as it's been and they exploited a few of us and they deserved it tonight."
The third set was back and forth all the way until Kathleen Burke took over service with her team down 18-17 and did not give it back until the Wave led 22-18.
"We just focused on serving and passing," Sousa said of the third set. "If we can do our best in those things then we can control the game."
Darien led 8-5 in the fourth before Kelly Kosnick helped break it open by winning four straight service points to build the lead to 13-5.
Greenwich would not get any closer as Sousa closed the show in the fourth by nailing eight straight service points, giving the Wave a 25-16 win and another FCIAC crown.
The legacy of Darien volleyball was not lost on Sousa, despite her being in elementary school when the current streak began.
"It's crazy and awesome," Sousa said. "I have been part of this program for so long and it's weird once you are a senior because this is my last time doing this, which is a crazy thought. But it is just awesome to know that I did my best and we were able to win."