St. Thomas' volleyball team will play for the NCAA Division III championship on Saturday.
The No. 8 Tommies (39-1) beat No. 9 Elmhurst in a semifinals match as close as their national ratings are. The scores were 25-22, 25-23, 26-24.
Sophomore Jill Greenfield had 11 kills and 11 digs for the Tommies. Kati Wachter had 24 digs.
St. Thomas, which will play either Calvin or Christopher Newport at 6 p.m. Saturday in the final.U crushed Huskers
The No. 1-rated Gophers easily beat No. 9 Nebraska 27-7 in Lincoln after taking a 15-0 lead. The match started at heavyweight, the Gophers' strongest weight. Defending NCAA champion Tony Nelson won 11-2 for a major decision and teammates David Thorn at 125 and Nick Dardanes at 141 also had major decisions.NSIC semifinals set
UMD (28-3) thumped Winona State 25-16, 25-11, 25-16 behind junior outside hitter Kate Lange's 22 kills in the quarterfinals of the NSIC volleyball tournament.
In other matches, Southwest State (27-2) beat Minnesota State Mankato 25-11, 26-24, 25-16. McKell Anderson led the Mustangs, who hit .379 and made only eight errors.
Host Concordia (St. Paul ) beat Augustana 25-16, 25-16, 25-19 behind Ashley Murtha's 15 kills.
Northern State defeated Wayne State 25-17, 26-28, 25-18, 25-17.
|Seattle - LP: F. Hernandez||0||FINAL|
|Cleveland - WP: J. Masterson||6|
|Arizona - LP: W. Miley||1||FINAL|
|Miami - WP: R. Nolasco||2|
|Cincinnati - LP: A. Chapman||2||FINAL|
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Bastardo||3|
|Houston - LP: L. Harrell||0||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - WP: J. Locke||1|
|Los Angeles - LP: K. Jansen||2||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: L. Avilan||5|
|Tampa Bay - WP: M. Moore||3||FINAL|
|Baltimore - LP: C. Tillman||1|
|Boston - WP: J. Lackey||5||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hernandez||1|
|Milwaukee - LP: K. Lohse||2||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: J. Gast||4|
|NY Mets - WP: S. Rice||4||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: K. Fujikawa||3|
|Chicago WSox - LP: J. Peavy||2||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: J. Vargas||6|
|Kansas City - LP: K. Herrera||3||FINAL|
|Oakland - WP: J. Blevins||4|
|Washington - LP: D. Haren||4||FINAL|
|San Diego - WP: A. Cashner||13|
|San Francisco - LP: B. Zito||0||FINAL|
|Colorado - WP: J. Nicasio||5|
|Detroit - LP: J. Ortega||8||FINAL|
|Texas - WP: R. Ross||11|
|Red Bull New York||1|
|Sporting Kansas City||1||FINAL|
|Real Salt Lake||4||FINAL|