Tommie Volleyball dropped a 3-0 score to No. 14-ranked UW-Eau Claire Friday afternoon in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA regional tournaent at St. Peter. St. Thomas ends its season 25-9.
"We ran into a hot team," said UST coach Thanh Pham.
The Blugolds (30-3) hit .333 and recorded seven aces as they avenged a five-set defeat to the Tommies 13 days earlier.
Eau Claire moves on to a semifinal match Saturday against last year's national champion Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, a 3-0 winner over Augsburg earlier Friday.
The Blugolds rallied from a 16-13 deficit in the first set and won 25-20. They led 7-0 in the second set, saw the Tommies pull within 17-16 but pulled away to win 25-20.
Eau Claire closed out the victory in set three as they raced to an 11-3 lead and won 25-18.