EAST HAVEN - After eight years, Darien is back on top of Connecticut girls volleyball. The Blue Wave wrapped up a perfect season by capturing the CIAC Class LL championship with a 3-0 victory over Trumbull Saturday in East Haven. It\u2019s Darien\u2019s 18th CIAC title, but it\u2019s first since 2014 when it shut out Cheshire in the Class LL final. The Wave made it back to the finals in 2018, but fell to Amity 3-1 and finished as the runner-up. That was one season before the current seniors joined the team as freshman, and they were determined to get Darien back on top. \u201cThis has been our goal for four years,\u201d senior co-captain Jillian Roche said. \u201cIt\u2019s really special to be a part of this team and to win with this team. It\u2019s been on our board since the beginning of this year to win FCIAC and state championships and I\u2019m really happy with the way we brought it today.\u201d \u201cI\u2019m ecstatic,\u201d senior co-captain Leilani Gillespie said. \u201cEven (since) the preseason, all the girls have done a great job every day. I\u2019m so proud of all of them. They\u2019ve done such a great job.\u201d Historically, Darien has been deadly in state finals, going 18-2 in 20 appearances under Laurie LaRusso, who has coached the team since 1982. The Wave finishes undefeated at 25-0 and dropped just four sets, two of which came in a dramatic five-set victory over Trumbull in the FCIAC final two weeks ago. The final was close in the first set, with the Eagles taking leads of 15-12 and 17-16, but the Wave finished with a 9-3 run and then steamrolled through the final two sets for a 25-20, 25-10, 25-15 victory. The first-set loss may have knocked the Eagles (20-7) back on their heels. \u201cWe kind of got into that feeling of here we go again, knowing how good they are,\u201d Trumbull coach Nicole Trommelen said. \u201cThen they got rolling early in the second set and they made it hard for us to fight back. We kept fighting to the end there, but (Darien is) a phenomenal team and they executed very well.\u201d Darien junior setter Aubrey Moore steered the offense with 31 assists and was named the MVP of the final. She was also the MVP of the FCIAC title game. \u201cWe\u2019ve worked so hard for this and our coach has done so much for us all year,\u201d Moore said. \u201cWe really wanted to play and win it for her and the seniors.\u201d After the five-point win in the first set, the Wave was dominant in the second. They scored the first six points, built leads of 13-1 and 17-3, and allowed the Eagles to win consecutive points just twice, those coming when the set was all but out of reach. Trumbull had a 7-6 lead in the third set, but Darien then took over and ran away for a 10-point win to clinch the title. \u201cOur defense really stepped it up and we were playing smart,\u201d Giillespie said. \u201cIt didn\u2019t have to be like we were pounding the ball on the floor. We just wanted to find the available shot on the court and just keep moving forward every point.\u201d PLAYER OF THE GAME Aubrey Moore, Darien: The Wave\u2019s setter won her second tournament MVP award in two weeks as she made 31 saves in the middle of the offense. QUOTABLE \u201cI just love this team so much. I can\u2019t imagine anyone else as my family for the past four years. And I wish them so much luck next year.\u201d \u2013 Darien senior Jillian Roche David.Stewart@hearstmediact.com; @dstewartsports No. 1 DARIEN 3, No. 14 TRUMBULL 0 Trumbull 20 10 15 - 0 Darien 25 25 25 - 3 Trumbull: Maggie Carley 16 assists, 11 digs, 4 aces; Camdyn Roth 3 kills, 8 digs, 2 aces; Ariana Gjonbalaj 7 kills; Julia Grillo 10 digs. Darien: Jillian Roche 7 kills, 6 aces; Leilani Gillespie 10 kills; Ellie Moore 8 kills, 5 digs; Aubrey Moore 31 assists; Marin Black 5 kills; Brooke Leone 5 digs. Records: Trumbull 20-8; Darien 25-0.