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Alle-Kiski Valley roundup: Knoch sweeps Blackhawk in girls volleyball

| Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, 11:42 p.m.
Steven Dietz | Valley News Dispatch
Freeport's Zoe Pawlak (24) and Jessica Kelley (2) block a shot by Quaker Valley's Kathryn Wroblewski during their WPIAL Class AA playoff match on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Freeport High School.

Knoch rolled into the girls volleyball quarterfinals with a commanding, 3-0 victory over Blackhawk on Thursday in a first-round playoff match at Hopewell High School.

The Lady Knights (15-2), seeded sixth in the Class AA bracket, cruised with game scores of 25-17, 25-14 and 25-8.

Celinka Sanks managed 13 kills and Mary Zellhart added 16 service points and five kills in the win.

Knoch advances to play Thomas Jefferson on Tuesday at a time and site to be determined.

Thomas Jefferson 3, Kittanning 0 — No. 3 seed Thomas Jefferson ousted the Wildcats (11-4) with scores of 25-15, 25-22 and 25-4 in the first-round match.

Terra Schall had five kills to lead Kittanning.

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 3, Leechburg 0 — Leechburg fell to No. 3 OLSH in the first round of the WPIAL Class A playoffs.

Kassidi Horrell recorded seven kills while Marisa George had eight blocks and Alli Oberdorf had nine assists to lead Leechburg (7-7).

Bishop Canevin 3, Springdale 0 — Springdale (10-7) kept it close early with top-seeded Bishop Canevin but could not match the Crusaders the rest of the way in a Class-A first-round playoff match.

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