WACO, Texas — No. 1 Baylor Volleyball continued its historic season by defeating No. 8 Washington in four sets, 25-20, 21-25, 25-19, 25-18 to advance to the Final Four for the first time in program history.
The Bears were led by Waco Region Most Outstanding Player Yossiana Pressley. Pressley got 24 kills on 41 attempts and a .512 hitting percentage. Her 24th kill secured the win for the Bears in the fourth set.
Junior setter Hannah Lockin accounted for 48 assists to lead all players, including a few one handed sets. She also went 7-for-7 on attacks.
Baylor jumped out to an early one-set lead before Washington countered in the second set to level the score at one apiece. At 10-10 in the third, the Bears went on a 6-1 run to take a 16-11 lead.
They would not look back.
With the win, the Bears moved to 29-1. They are unbeaten in their last 13 matches and have not lost a match since Oct. 23.
Baylor will play Wisconsin in the National Semifinals on Thursday, Dec. 19. The Bears beat the Badgers in four sets earlier this year.