The #9 ranked UCLA Women's Volleyball team is advancing to the NCAA Women's Volleyball championship for the first time since 1994. They defeated the 12th ranked Florida St. Seminoles in three straight sets. The Bruin women last won the national title twenty years ago in 1991.
UCLA has had a tough in the fall NCAA Championships so far, with the Men's soccer team losing in the Semifinals of the College Cup to #1 ranked North Carolina and the Men's water polo team losing in the championship to USC. The UCLA women's soccer team was seeded second in their bracket, but was eliminated early in the tournament by USD.
Six kills by Tabi Love and five apiece from Kelly Keeves and Rachael Kidder took the Bruins through on the first set which UCLA won 25-16. UCLA went on an 8-1 run at one point in the second set, which Kidder's 15th kill of the match sealed to the tun of 25-17. Florida State tried to stave off elimination in the third set, keeping it close, but UCLA was too much and emerged victorious 25-19.
The Bruins will go on to face the winner of tonight's second match in San Antonio. Fittingly enough, the match pits Illinois against USC. A USC victory would result in the second USC-UCLA final in the NCAA fall championship season.