Volleyball - Fri, Nov. 16, 2007
Bourbonnais, Ill. - The No. 2 seeded Saint Xavier University volleyball team moved just one step from an automatic bid to the 2007 NAIA Volleyball National Tournament Friday with a victory over No. 3 seed University of St. Francis (Ill.) in the 2007 NAIA Region VII Volleyball Tournament semifinals hosted by Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) in Bourbonnais, Ill. The Cougars (31-13 overall) defeated the Saints in three straight games 30-17, 30-28, 30-18 Friday to advance to Saturday's Region VII championship match against host and No. 1 seed Olivet Nazarene.

Saint Xavier (31-13 overall) will play the Tigers for the Region VII Championship at 12 p.m. Saturday in Bourbonnais, Ill. The winner of the match will receive an automatic bid into the 2007 NAIA Volleyball National Tournament, which begins on Thursday, November 29, in Columbia, Mo.