TEXAS TECH 3, UC IRVINE 1 (25-14, 21-25, 25-16, 25-20)
FORT WORTH, TX -- Texas Tech dropped its first set of the NIVC, but built solid leads in the other three sets to hold off UC Irvine and earn a spot in the semifinals.
The Red Raiders (18-14) will play either TCU or Green Bay in the semis, which will be held at TCU regardless at 7 p.m. CT on Thursday, Dec. 7
Texas Tech got 19 kills from Emily Hill, who also had a season-high five blocks. Chandler Atwood came through with 14 kills, and Katy Keenan added nine kills. Texas Tech hit .448 in the first set and .375 in the final set.
For the Anteaters (24-8), Haley Desales had 14 kills, with Harlee Kekauoha adding 13 kills.