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Friday Update: D-III V-Ball Regional webpage

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UW-E. Claire (W), November 09, 2012

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Schoenecker Arena will be busy this weekend with eight of the top Division III volleyball teams. (Greg Smith photo) 

St. Thomas is playing host to an eight-team NCAA Volleyball Regional tournament, Nov. 8-10, at Schoenecker Arena.

The single-elimination tournament starts on Thursday with four matches, with two Friday semifinals (4:30 and 7 p.m.) and Saturday's 7 p.m. finals. Ticket prices per day are $7 for adults and $4 ­for students, with children age 2 and under free.

The tournament winner advances to the eight-team Division III finals Nov. 15-17 in Hope, Mich.

This regional includes six conference champion teams, four of whom are ranked in the AVCA top 25 poll.


Live Video:

If you can't make it to a match in person, a live video webcast can be accessed here (click and scroll down to channel 3):


Live Stats:


Friday Results:

Friday semifinal #1: St. Benedict def. Northwestern (Minn.), 3-2 (22-25, 20-25, 25-16, 25-21, 15-10)

Box score:

Highlights: No. 24-ranked St. Ben's (29-5) rallied from a 2-0 set deficit to outlast the Eagles (27-9) in five... Blazers used a 9-1 run in set four to erase an 18-14 deficit and stay alive... Blazers avenged two previous losses to Eagles this season... Blazers play St. Thomas-Eau Claire winner in finals on Saturday at 7 p.m., first regional final for CSB since 2008.

7:15 p.m.: St. Thomas def. UW-Eau Claire, 3-0 (25-22, 25-16, 25-21)

Box score:

Highlights: No. 8-ranked St. Thomas advances to region final match for third year in a row and gets third meeting of season against MIAC rival St. Ben's in Saturday night's championships... Toms (36-1) get 31st win in row, 28th home-court win in row, improve to 12-4 in postseason over last three seasons... Toms hit .346 and get 12 kills from Kelly Foley, 11 kills from Jill Greenfield, and nine kills from Paige Brimeyer... Amy Bomgren had 14 kills to lead Blugolds (26-12). UWEC hit .223 but had seven service errors.



Thursday Results

12:30 p.m.: St. Ben's def. Domincan, 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 25-18)

Box score:


Sophie Stangl had 10 kills and the Blazers (28-5) hit .273 as they won their 16th match in their last 17... Lexi Alm had 14 digs, nine kills and three aces... Jacy Lawrence had 17 kills to lead Dominican (24-9)


3 p.m.: Northwestern (Minn.) def. UW-Stevens Point, 3-2 (20-25, 25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 15-12

Box score:


The Eagles (27-8) won their first NCAA tournament game in three all-time chances with a comeback over No. 19-ranked Stevens Point (29-8)... NWC used a 5-1 run to close out a 25-20 win in agme four, and used a 6-1 match-closing run for a 15-12 win in deciding fifth set... Kendra Korporal had 19 kills and 15 digs and Lizzy Potratz had 13 kills and 24 digs... Alexis Hartman had 46 assists, 15 kills and 11 digs for Point. Morgan Bartkowiak had 15 kills and hit .324.


5:50 p.m.: UW-Eau Claire def. Wartburg, 3-2 (21-25, 25-17, 14-25, 25-19, 15-12

Box score:


Highlight: Blugolds (26-11) get second postseason win in six days over higher-seeded team, advance to Friday semis to face UST-Cornell winner... Blugolds win fourth set to stay alive... fifth set had six ties and six lead changes but UWEC gets last three points... No. 11-ranked Knights (52-6) hit .280, get 18 kills from Britlyn Sieck... Blugolds hit .272, get 23 kills from Amy Bomgren, 19 kills from Anne Satterlee


8 p.m.:

St. Thomas def. Cornell (Iowa), 3-2 (25-13, 17-25, 19-25, 25-15, 15-12)




No. 8-ranked Tommies win 30th match in row, rally from 2-1 deficit... start fifth set with 8-0 lead, Rams rally to cut lead to 10-9. and later 12-11... third time in eight days that Toms win postseason game with home-court, five set comeback win... Toms run home win streak to 27 and improve to 11-4 in postseason over last three seasons... UST's Kelly Foley hit .452 and has 22 kills and three blocks... Toms hit .078 in two sets they lost and .388 in three sets they won for .249 total... UST's Jill Greenfield has 13 kills and 13 digs... Rams (20-11) got 19 kills and 15 digs from Kathleen O'Connor and 14 kills from Jessica Noble



Team Notes:

St. Benedict:



UW-Eau Claire:

UW-Stevens Point:



St. Thomas:



Tourney Schedule

Thursday, Nov. 8

--Match 1: 12:30 p.m. -- St. Benedict (Minn.) (27-5) vs. Dominican (Ill.) (24-8)

--Match 2: 3 p.m. -- Northwestern (Minn.)  (26-8) vs. UW-Stevens Point (29-7)

--Match 3: 5:30 p.m. -- Wartburg (Iowa) (35-5) vs. UW-Eau Claire (25-11)

--Match 4: 8 p.m. -- St. Thomas (Minn.) (34-1) vs. Cornell (Iowa) (20-10)


Friday, Nov. 9  

--Match 5: 4:30p.m. -- Match 1 winner vs. Match 2 winner  

--Match 6: 7 p.m. -- Match 3 winner vs. Match 4 winner                                  


Saturday, Nov. 10

Championship: 7 p.m.: Match 5 winner vs. Match 6 winner


Click here for Division III national bracket: 

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