Nov. 14, 2010

Courtesy of St. Thomas Athletics

The No. 12-ranked Tommies (30-6) topped UW-Eau Claire for the third time this season and reached the region finals for the fourth time in seven seasons. The Toms rallied to close out the second set and won 25-14, 25-23, 25-19.

St. Thomas, which reached 30 wins for the first time in five seasons, is 8-0 at home and 25-3 overall since a Sept. 15 loss to St. Olaf. UST hit a sizzling .364 led by Katie Bonine, who hit .545 with 15 kills, 14 digs and three aces. Jill Osborne hit .500 with 12 kills. Emily Foster added 46 assists and eight digs.

MIAC volleyball co-champions St. Olaf and St. Thomas will play Sunday at 4 p.m. at St. Thomas for the NCAA Regional championship.