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   WAYNE COUNTY (Oct 30 10) – The Newark, Lyons and Clyde-Savannah volleyball teams made it through their first rounds of competition in the Section V championships to advance to the semifinal rounds in their classes; Marion won its play-in game, and took second-seeded Geneseo to the limit but lost in the Class DD quarterfinals.


   The Black Knights of Marion, the seventh seed in Class DD, opened competition against 10th-seeded Pavillion in the play-in round for the field of eight on Wednesday night, getting a 3-0 win (25-12, 25-17, 25-17). On Friday, against second-seeded Geneseo, the Knights won the first game, dropped the next two, won the fourth and took the rubber match to extra points, finally losing 3-2 (25-23, 10-25, 13-25, 25-21, 25-27). Marion’s season ends.
   Clyde-Savannah, the third seed in Class DD, needed four games to subdue sixth-seeded Fillmore, 3-1 (25-14, 25-17, 21-25, 25-17) on Friday night and will meet Geneseo on Wednesday at 5 p.m. in the class semifinals.
   Newark’s sixth-seeded Lady Reds opened their sectionals journey with a mild upset win over third-seeded Dr. Freddie Thomas on Friday night, 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-16), in Class BB action.
   Lindsey McEvoy had four kills for Newark, Christina Denniston had six aces, and Maria Croft added four aces and four assists. The Reds have a semifinals date with second-seeded Franklin on Tuesday at 5 p.m., at Wayne Central. 
   Top-seeded Lyons got a good opening-round test from ninth-seeded Cal-Mum on Friday night in quarterfinals Class DDD play. The Lions had a first-round bye, while Cal-Mum had to get past eighth-ranked Perry in a play-in game Wednesday.
   Lyons got a 3-1 win (25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-20), and will play fourth-seeded Avon Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in a semifinal contest. The Lions will also get a good look at Avon's Katie Sattora, who leads Section V small schools in kills.
   

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