Junior Julia Spacek and seniors Whitney Lloyd and Brooke Reichart combined for 31 kills and 16 blocks to lead No. 17-ranked Tommie Volleyball to Thursday night's 3-1 win over St. Olaf in MIAC semifinal-round playoff action at Schoenecker Arena. Top-seeded St. Thomas won 25-18, 25-21, 26-28, 25-23.
The Tommies (25-5) improved to 6-0 at home and pushed their season win streak to six. They will play host to the playoff title match Saturday at 7 p.m, against No. 2-seed St. Ben's, a 3-2 home winner over Augsburg.
Fourth-seed St. Olaf (22-11) rallied from 24-21 down in the third set to win 28-26. Trailing 24-18 in the fourth set, the Oles scored five points in a row before Krohler's kill ended the match for the Tommies.