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NCAA.com | September 27, 2013

Preview: No. 4 Emory begins 12-game homestand

No. 1 Calvin

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No. 2 Hope

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No. 3 St. Thomas (Minn.)

The Tommies play Saturday at St. Olaf. 

Kelly Folley had 11 kills, hit .667 and added five assisted blocks Wednesday night as St. Thomas scored a 3-0 victory at St. Catherine. The No. 3-ranked Tommies won 25-18, 25-10, 25-15.

St. Thomas (12-1 overall, 3-0 MIAC) hit .364 as it pushed its season win streak to 12. The victory also gave Thanh Pham (300-64) his 300th in his 11 seasons with the Tommies.

No. 4 Emory

The Eagles wind up a 12-match homestand this Friday and Saturday when they host the Emory tournament. Joining the Eagles in the two-day event will be Brenau, Randolph-Macon, Lynchburg and Cornell.

No. 5 Cal Lutheran

Cal Lutheran (12-1, 2-0 SCIAC) will be in action next Friday when it travels to Occidental to take on the Tigers.

The No. 5 Regals never quite found a rhythm but still gutted out a 3-2 (25-21, 25-27, 25-20, 21-25, 15-13) victory against Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) foe Pomona-Pitzer on Tuesday night.

No. 6 Elmhurst

Elmhurst travels to Chicago for the Chicago tournament this weekend where they will face Judson, Wisconsin Lutheran, Benedictine and Christopher Newport.

Kailtyn Wilks and Marci Novak combined for 28 kills to lead the Elmhurst volleyball team to a 25-16, 25-22, 25-18 win against North Central College on Tuesday.

No. 7 Juniata

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No. 8 Mount Union

Mount Union, ranked No. 8 in the nation, host Ohio Athletic Conference foe Marietta on Friday.

The Purple Raiders enter Friday's match with a perfect 16-0, 1-0 OAC record, marking the best start to a season in program history. Mount Union comes in after picking up two wins this past weekend against Wilmington and Defiance at home.

No. 9 Washington-St. Louis

Washington-St. Louis is set to take on Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Friday in the first of three matches for the Bears at the WU Invitational.

Friday's first match features Fontbonne (3-6) against Millikin (11-6) at 5 p.m., followed by the match between Washington U. (9-3) and the Blugolds (8-6).

No. 10 Colorado College

Colorado College returns to Texas for four matches next weekend, including showdowns with Southwestern on Friday and Trinity on Sunday.

Last weekend, Colorado College used double-doubles from by sophomore outside hitter Emily Phillips, freshman outside hitter Abbe Holtze and sophomore right-side hitter Courtney Birkett to record a 25-17, 25-14, 16-25, 25-16 triumph against the 'Roos.

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