No. 4-ranked St. Thomas outlasted No. 7-ranked St. Ben's, 3-2, in Saturday night's MIAC Volleyball playoff title match at UST's Schoenecker Arena. UST prevailed 19-25, 25-10, 16-25, 25-15, 15-11.
The Tommies (28-2), who ran their win streak to 10, rebounded from set deficits of 1-0 and 2-1 to repeat as playoff champion. Jill Greenfield's 16 kills and 19 digs and Kelly Foley's 14 kills led the Tommies. Sara Atkinson chipped in 12 kills. McKenna Reagan added 23 digs.
The Blazers (26-3) were led by Lexi Alm's 13 kills and Taya Kockelman's 38 assists. Two of the Blazers' three season losses have come against the Toms. CSB had a 12-match win streak halted.
Both teams will be in the NCAA Division III national playoff field. The site and pairings will be announced Monday.
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