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Xavier defeats Alcorn State to end road losing streak
October 20, 2010

     LORMAN, Miss. — One streak ended and another continued Wednesday when the Xavier University of Louisiana women's volleyball team defeated Alcorn State 29-27, 25-23, 25-16.
     The Gold Nuggets (6-22), who ended a 16-match losing streak last week, snapped an 18-match road losing streak by beating the Lady Braves (0-13). It was Xavier's first win away from The Barn since sweeping Judson (Ala.) on Sept. 4.
     Alcorn State, meanwhile, has lost 42 straight since a three-set home sweep of Alabama State on Oct. 31, 2008.
     "Everyone played solid," Xavier Coach Al'lisa Hale said. "I was pleased. It was the first time in a while we walked away totally satisfied."
     Xavier pulled out of a tie at 24 in the opening set and won it on an Alcorn attack error. Danielle Jones clinched the second with a kill, and the Nuggets rallied from a 4-1 third-set deficit to complete the sweep.
     "We went out there with a new lineup," Hale said. "We had Iva Bobkova opposite Kia Kaufman, who was setting in a 5-1 offense. We also started Erin Vicnent, Sierra Lyons, Joyy Joseph and Danielle Jones, with Celeste Poe going in as the libero for Danielle. Everybody played well. I think this lineup is going to be a great turnaround for the girls."
     Xavier, an NAIA member, is 2-0 this season against Alcorn, an NCAA Division I opponent. Half the Gold Nuggets' victories this season are against NCAA D-I.
     The Gold Nuggets, who have four regular-season matches remaining, will travel to Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opponent Tougaloo for a 3 p.m. contest Friday, then return home for a 6 p.m. Saturday match against GCAC and city rival Dillard at The Barn. Alcorn State will play host to Alabama State at 7 p.m. Friday.


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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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