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Loyola of Chicago, Stanford reach NCAA final

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CHICAGO (Associated Press) - Thomas Jaeschke had 24 kills and top-seeded Loyola of Chicago beat fifth-seeded Penn State 3-2 on Thursday night in the NCAA volleyball semifinals.

Third-seeded Stanford beat second-seeded BYU 3-2 in the first semifinal. The championship is Saturday.

Loyola (28-1) won the final set 15-11 to earn its first NCAA tournament victory and extend its winning streak to 26 matches. Cody Caldwell had 15 kills for Loyola, and Nicholas Olson added 12.

Nick Goodell led Penn State (25-7) with 18 kills.

Brian Cook had 19 kills for Stanford. The Cardinal (24-8) won the final set 15-12 after rallying to win the fourth 29-27. Taylor Sander, the American Volleyball Coaches Association player of the year, had 28 kills for BYU (21-9).

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