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3-seed Xavier to play Tougaloo in GCAC Tournament
November 9, 2010

     NEW ORLEANS — The Xavier University of Louisiana women's volleyball team will play Tougaloo at 11 a.m. Friday in tne opening round of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament at Dillard's Dent Hall Gymnasium.
     The Gold Nuggets (8-24) are seeded third, and Tougaloo (0-12) is No. 6.
     All six GCAC members will compete, and the tournament is double-elimination. There will be six matches Friday.
     Xavier was 2-0 against Tougaloo during the regular season, winning 25-11, 25-15, 25-14 at The Barn on Sept. 11 and 25-4, 25-8, 25-10 at Tougaloo on Oct. 22.
     If Xavier defeats Tougaloo, the Gold Nuggets will play second-seeded SUNO at 3 p.m. Friday.
     The GCAC's first-year members, fourth-seeded Edward Waters and fifth-seeded Fisk, will open the tournament at 9 a.m. Dillard, the No. 1 seed, will play the Edward Waters-Fisk winner at 1 p.m.
     If Tougaloo defeats Xavier, the Nuggets will play an elimination match at 5 p.m. Friday.
     The tournament will conclude Saturday.
     The winner of the tournament will be crowned GCAC champion and earn an automatic berth in the NAIA National Championship. First-round matches of the national tournament will be played Nov. 20.
     This will be Xavier's third GCAC Tournament appearance and first since 2004. Xavier reinstated intercollegiate volleyball this season after a five-year absence. Xavier, winner of 25 GCAC championships the last six years in six other sports, seeks its first conference volleyball title.


GCAC Tournament schedule
Friday, November 12
Session I
Match 1 — 9 a.m. — #4 Edward Waters vs. #5 Fisk
Match 2 — 11 a.m. — #3 Xavier vs. #6 Tougaloo

Session II
Match 3 — 1 p.m. — #1 Dillard vs. winner of match 1
Match 4 — 3 p.m. — #2 SUNO vs. winner match 2

Session III
Match 5 — 5 p.m. — Loser of match 2 vs. loser of match 3
Match 6 — 7 p.m. — Loser of match #1 vs. loser match 4

Saturday, November 13
Session I
Match 7 — 9 a.m. — Winner of match 5 vs. winner of Match 6

Semifinals
Match 8 — 11 a.m. — Winner of match 3 vs. winner of match 4
Match 9 — 1 p.m. — Loser of match 7 vs. winner of match 8

Session II
Finals
Match 10 — 3 p.m. — Winner of match 7 vs. Winner of match 9
Match 11 — Immediately following match 10 . . . This match will only be played if the winner of match 7 suffers its first loss during match 10.

 

 
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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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