The University of Charleston volleyball team, the No. 6 seed in the West Virginia Conference tournament, beat No. 3 Alderson-Broaddus in five sets Thursday, 25-18, 18-25, 25-20, 23-25, 15-11, to advance to today's semifinal round at Eddie King Gym.
UC was led by Malleri Hardison's 21 kills. Katharine Furlong and Clarissa Larry each added 13 kills while Severo chipped in 11.
Second-seeded Seton Hill had a battle on its hands against West Virginia State in its quarterfinal match, but fought off the Yellow Jackets to win 25-20, 25-27, 25-23, 25-13.
Megan Lucas led State with 43 assists to go with 18 digs, while Jessyca Gooch registered a team-high 23 digs.
In Thursday's other quarterfinal matches, Fairmont State defeated Davis & Elkins 25-15, 25-12, 25-14 and top-seeded Wheeling Jesuit dispatched Shepherd 25-13, 25-14, 25-15.
Fairmont State will play Wheeling Jesuit at 2 p.m. today in one semifinal match while Charleston takes on Seton Hill in the other semifinal.
CAPITAL CLASSIC:Tickets for the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic men's basketball game between Marshall and West Virginia will go on sale at 9 a.m. today at the Mountaineer Ticket Office in Morgantown.
The game will be played Dec. 5 at the Charleston Civic Center.