ST. LOUIS (WQOW) - Arianna Barrett led the way with 18 kills but a number of Blugolds scored to power the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire volleyball team past Tufts University 3-0 in the NCAA national quarterfinals.
UW-Eau Claire will face top seed Juniata on Friday at 5:00 p.m. in the national semifinals at WU Fieldhouse on the Washington University in St. Louis campus.
Tufts had momentum early, but a 9-0 run from UW-Eau Claire helped the Blugolds win the opening set 25-23.
UWEC cruised in set two, winning 25-15.
In set three, the Blugolds built an early 8-4 lead, but later trailed 24-23 and 25-24. Jordan Witzel and Kendra Baierl slammed home kills to close out the match.