CHATHAM — Hannah Thompson and the Pekin volleyball team took one more step toward its first sectional championship.

The Dragons (31-7) beat Normal Community 25-22, 25-22 in the semifinals of the Class 4A Chatham Sectionals on Monday night.

Thompson has 16 kills and 14 digs to lead Pekin, which is coming off its fourth regional title overall and second in a row. Brooke Sherwood had 16 assists in the victory.

Pekin advances to face Edwardsville (31-5), which beat O'Fallon (30-7) in the second semifinal here. The championship match is 6 p.m. Wednesday, with the winner off to the Normal West Supersectional set for Friday.