The No. 2 seed Webster University volleyball team defeated No. 3 seed Westminster College in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) semifinals — 25-19, 25-21, 25-14. The team is now facing the No. 4 seed Principia College (Ill.) in the SLIAC Championship game at Greenville College in Illinois.
Westminster started the semifinal match out in the lead. However, the Webster Gorloks took over and won the first set. They went on to win the second set also. At one point in the third set both teams were tied. But in the end the Gorloks won the match.
Principia upset the No. 1 seed Greenville College (Ill.) just hours ago in the semifinals. The Gorloks only lost two conference matches this season — both to Greenville.
Webster is the only team that has made the SLIAC Tournament in all 19 years of the tournament. The Gorloks have won 10 times and hold a 28-9 all-time record. Principia has never won a SLIAC Championship before, according to SLIAC’s website.
The Principia Panthers finished their regular season 20-10 overall and 12-6 in conference. The team won six of its last seven matches. The Panthers had 23.06 digs per set this season, putting them in the lead of all SLIAC teams for digs, according to the SLIAC’s website.
They also led in kills per set and were second in hitting percentage.