By RICK PETERSON
Seaman volleyball team assured itself of a top-four finish in Class 5A with a 2-1 record in Friday pool play at the Tony's Pizza Events Center in Salina.
The Vikings opened Pool II play with a 25-17, 25-11 loss to St. Thomas Aquinas and then dropped a 25-20 first-set decision before winning their next four sets of the day.
Seaman took 25-18 and 22-25 wins over Spring Hill to take that match and the Vikings closed out their day with a 25-21, 25-22 win over Centennial League rival Emporia.
Seaman, now 27-11, finished as the runner-up in Pool II and will face Pool I winner Lansing (36-1) in a 9 a.m. semifinal Saturday.
St. Thomas Aquinas (37-3), the Pool II winner, will play Pool I runner-up St. James Academy (29-10) in the other semifinal, also at 9 .m.
The championship and third-place matches will follow the semifinals.