Gainesville advances with win over New Smyrna; Santa Fe opens playoff campaign tonight

Last night the Gainesville volleyball team went on the road and kept its season alive with a 5-set win at New Smyrna Beach in the first round of the Class 6A state playoffs. 

GHS lost the opening set 25-17 but won the next two to take a 2-1 lead.  After the Barracudas (16-8) tied it up, the Hurricanes (12-7) won the fifth set, 15-12. 

GHS will travel to Forest (Ocala) on Wednesday, Oct. 28, for the regional semifinals. The Wildcats (15-0), who defeated GHS in last week’s district championship, advanced with a sweep of South Lake (Groveland).

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Santa Fe will host Bay (Panama City) tonight at 7 in the first round of the 4A state playoffs.

For a complete list of district tournament results from this week’s action in north Florida, visit  Back with more right after this.

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