PHOTOS: UNK volleyball completes comeback to advance in NCAA tourney

The 12th-ranked UNK volleyball team erased a two-set deficit Thursday afternoon to defeat No. 4 Northwest Missouri State in the opening round of the NCAA Division II tournament.

Seeded sixth in the Central Regional, the Lopers (26-6) will face either seventh-ranked St. Cloud State or 15th-ranked Concordia-St. Paul at 5 p.m. Friday. Top-ranked Central Missouri is hosting the Central Regional in Warrensburg.

UNK is competing in its 22nd straight NCAA Division II volleyball tournament and its 25th overall. The Lopers were the national runner-up in 2019.