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Azubuike leads Lady Knights past Gold Nuggets in 4 sets
October 12, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — Veronica Azubuike had 18 kills, 14 digs, three aces and three blocks Tuesday to lead SUNO to a 17-25, 25-17, 25-18, 25-23 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball victory over Xavier University of Louisiana at The Castle.
     Wynieka Anderson added 11 kills and hit .526 for the Lady Knights (5-7 overall, 3-1 GCAC).
     Sierra Lyons had 16 kills and Erin Vincent 11 for the Gold Nuggets (4-19, 1-3), who have dropped 16 straight. Celeste Poe had 12 digs, and Iva Bobkova served three aces.
     Azubuike, a freshman, had three kills, and Gabrielle Carter served consecutive aces during a 7-1 run in the third set which turned SUNO's 10-9 deficit into a 16-11 lead. The Lady Knights recovered from 3-0 and 15-13 deficits in the final set and scored four of their last six points on Xavier errors.
     Lyons had five kills, Poe had five digs, and Danielle Jones had two blocks to lead Xavier in its opening-set victory. The Nuggets trailed 5-3 before taking control with a 10-2 run.
     SUNO won both regular-season matches against its longtime city and conference rival. This is the first season they've met in volleyball.
     Xavier will play Judson (Ala.) in its next match at 7 p.m. Friday at The Barn. SUNO will play host to Judson at 3 p.m. Saturday.


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The Xavier Gold Rush and Gold Nuggets compete in Division I of the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics) as a member of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC). Xavier fields men's teams in basketball, cross country and tennis and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis and volleyball.

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