On a night of momentum swings, Tommie Volleyball saved its best for last and pulled out a 3-1 victory over visiting St. Benedict. UST won 25-21-15-25, 25-23, 25-21 before a lively crowd of 330 at Schoenecker Arena.
The No. 8-ranked Tommies (23-6), the playoff No. 2-seed, advanced to Saturday's 5 p.m. final at top-seed Augsburg. The Auggies scored a 3-0 win over No. 4-seed St. Mary's.
Augsburg rallied to win 3-2 in the previous meetig this season, avenging two 2013 defeats to the Tommies.
This marks the fifth consecutive season UST has reached the conference playoff title match.
UST rallied from a 20-18 deficit in set one with 7-1 run to close out the set. The Toms also trailed 17-15 in the pivotal third set, but came back for a 25-23 win.
The Tommies led the fourth set 11-3, fell behind 20-17, then stormed back to score eight of the last nine points to close out the match victory.
The No. 22-ranked Blazers (21-9) had their six-match win streak halted.
UST has won 19 of its last 21 matches this season after a 4-4 start.