De Pere, WI -- The Beloit College Volleyball team took the first step towards the Midwest Conference Tournament Championship on Friday at St. Norbert College in De Pere with a 3-0 win over Grinnell College in the first semifinal of the Tourney.
The Buccaneers advance to Saturday's Final at 1:00 p.m., where they will face #1-seed St. Norbert College. The Tournament Champion receives the Conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Volleyball Tournament.
Beloit turned an 11-9 deficit into a 17-11 lead on the way to a 25-18 win in the first set. In set #2 the Bucs started early, rebounding from a slow start with a 7-0 run in a 25-14 win.
They closed out the match by pulling away late in a 25-17 third set victory.
Mary Parker had eight kills, three service aces and 14 digs whilew Laura Toth had seven kills and six blocks. Tess Jacquez added seven kills and Caitlin O'Leary 22 set assists.