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Women’s volleyball advances to NCAA semifinals with win over Lipscomb

The Ohio State women’s volleyball team advanced to the regional semifinals of the 2010 NCAA Tournament on Saturday.

The Buckeyes opened tournament play with a 3-1 win over Lipscomb (24-7) on Friday in the Frericks Center at the University of Dayton.

Senior outside hitter Katie Dull led the Buckeyes in scoring with 16 points, including 12 kills against Lipscomb, while sophomore outside hitter Emily Danks added 15.5 points with 13 kills.

The Buckeyes returned to action in the Fredericks Center on Saturday and earned a victory over 13th-ranked Dayton (24-8), winning 3-2 and snapping the Flyers’ 23-match winning streak.

Dull led the Buckeyes with 26.5 points and tied a career-high with 25 kills in the upset. Senior outside hitter Anna Szerszen and junior middle blocker Kelli Barhorst each added 17 points for the Buckeyes with Barhorst recording a career-high 16 kills.

With the wins, the Buckeyes (24-11) advance to the Dayton regional semifinals in the University of Dayton Arena on Friday against second-ranked and third-seeded Stanford (26-3).

This marks the 12th regional semifinal appearance in OSU history. The Buckeyes have a record of 3-8 in regional semifinal matches.

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