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No. 5 Elmhurst travels to Chicago
No. 1 Hope
No. 2 Calvin
No. 3 Cal Lutheran
No. 4 St. Thomas (Minn.)
St. Thomas (23-2 overall, 8-1 MIAC) is home Saturday to face Bethel.
On Wednesday, No. 4-ranked St. Thomas hit .299 and cruised past Carleton 3-0 at UST's Schoenecker Arena. The Toms won 25-17, 25-12, 25-8.
Jill Greenfield had 11 kills and eight digs; Kelly Foley had seven kills, hit .385, had four blocks and two aces; Kelly Biermann had seven kills and hit .429; Maddie Reese had 21 assists and two aces; and Paige Brimeyer had five blocks.
No. 5 Elmhurst
Elmhurst travels to Chicago on Friday to face the host Maroons and Alma.
On Tuseday, Marci Novak led the Bluejays with 10 kills, eight digs and three blocks. Sam Szarmach added nine kills for the Bluejays while Kaitlyn Wilks added eight kills and two blocks while hitting a team-best .500.
Megan Reynolds pounded down six kills and registered a match-high seven blocks. Loren Lorenz finished with 18 assists while Hannah Nimrick totaled seven for the Bluejays. Hannah Lessen added a team-leading nine digs in the win.
No. 6 Emory
No. 7 St. Benedict (Minn.)
The Blazers will return to Claire Lynch Hall for their final regular-season home game on Saturday, hosting league-leading Concordia on Senior Night.
They bring an eight-game winning streak into the match against Concordia, after winning on the road against Hamline on Wednesday.
With the win, the Blazers improved to 22-2 on the year, and locked up a spot in the MIAC tournament with their 7-2 conference record.
No. 8 Colorado College
Colorado College squares off with Southwestern and Schreiner on Saturday, then finishes its SCAC schedule against Trinity (Texas) and Texas Lutheran the following day.
Last Friday, sophomore middle blocker Lauren Hahn and freshman outside hitter Abbe Holtze finished with a team-high nine kills. Sophomore outside hitter Emily Phillips hit .400 with eight kills on 15 swings with only two errors.
No. 9 Mount Union
Mount Union, ranked No. 9 in the nation, hosts No. 17 Otterbein in an Ohio Athletic Conference matchup Saturday as part of homecoming weekend.
The Purple Raiders enter the weekend with a 25-3 overall record and a perfect 6-0 mark in the OAC as the Cardinals enter at 22-6 overall and 4-2 in the OAC.
No. 10 Washington-St. Louis