NCAA VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT : UCLA Advances, but Not USC

UCLA scored an impressive 15-6, 15-6, 15-9 victory over Ohio State Friday night in the NCAA women's volleyball Central Regional semifinals at Lincoln, Neb.

The Bruins (23-8) were led by Kim Krull, who had 11 kills, a .688 attack percentage and no errors in 16 attempts. She also led the team in blocked shots with seven.

Chaska Potter also had 11 kills, while Kara Nilling had 10. On defense, Jenny Johnson and Kelly Flannigan had 12 digs apiece.

The victory over the Buckeyes (22-8) puts UCLA into today's regional final against top-ranked Nebraska (29-1), which defeated Penn State (27-8), 15-7, 15-6, 14-16, 15-2.

Third-ranked Stanford (28-2), led by 18 kills from Kristin Folkl and 13 from Lisa Sharpley, defeated USC (18-9), 15-6, 15-12, 15-8, in front of 2,520 in the Pacific Regional semifinals at Maples Pavilion in Palo Alto.

Stanford will play Oral Roberts (30-2), which defeated Notre Dame (27-7), 15-9, 15-11, 15-4.

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