With elimination one point away, Darien rallied for a 29-27 victory in the fourth set and went on to defeat the Newtown Nighthawks, 3-2, in the second round of the CIAC Class LL volleyball tournament Thursday night in Newtown.
The Wave, which had lost to the Nighthawks twice during the regular season, made the third time a charm with a 25-21, 25-27, 21-25, 29-27, 15-11 win.
No. 12 Darien (16-7) will square off against No. 13 Glastonbury (15-6) in the Class LL quarterfinals at 6 p.m., Saturday, at DHS. Glastonbury knocked out Trumbull 3-1 in the second round.