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Marian falls in state title match

MECHANICSBURG - Unbeaten Clarion rolled to a 25-16, 25-14, 25-15 victory over Marian on Saturday morning in the PIAA Class 1A State Championship volleyball match at Cumberland Valley High School.

The District 9 champion Bobcats improved to 24-0 on the season.

The Fillies, the District 11 champions, were thinking upset early as they jumped out to leads of 5-0 and 8-2 in the opening game. But Clarion roared back and eventually pulled out the game with a 13-3 closing run.

Marian was tied early in both the second (7-7) and third (8-8) games, but both times the Bobcats took control and gradually pulled away.

Marian finished its season with a 14-4 record.

Check out Monday’s Times News for stories and photos from the match.

Marian's Rebecca Dzuranin (25) and Alivia Karchner (33) attempt to block Clarion's Aryana Girvan. BOB FORD/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Marian's Tatianna Zeleniak (left) and Megan Paisley come together in an attempt to pass the ball. BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS