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Gold Nuggets sweep Judson on road, earn 15th victory
October 15, 2011

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     MARION, Ala. — Kerris Crier and Moira Kirk had six kills apiece, and Xavier University of Louisiana allowed its fewest points in nearly a year in a 25-11, 25-8, 25-11 women's volleyball victory against Judson (Ala.) on Saturday.
     The Gold Nuggets (15-5) rebounded from a three-set loss Thursday at Loyola and allowed their fewest points since a 25-4, 25-8, 25-10 victory at Tougaloo on Oct. 22, 2010. Xavier also set a school record with its fourth victory of the season on opponents' courts.
     Eight Xavier players had multiple kills, including Iva Bobkova, Chinedu Echebelem and Taylor Reuther with four apiece and Jeanay Butler and Alexandria Rencher with three apiece. Seven Gold Nuggets served aces, and Bobkova had all three of hers — her season best — in the second set.
     Xavier finished with 33 kills and nine aces. The Gold Nuggets are 5-0 this season in matches after losses.
     "We played well after a long trip here," Xavier coach Christabell Hamilton said. "I got to switch some players' positions, and they stepped up and produced. We want to be ready for anything in case we have to scratch a player late because of illness like we did Thursday against Loyola."
     Xavier is 4-4 on opponents' courts after going 6-30 in the program's first three seasons. Including neutral-site matches, the Gold Nuggets are 9-4 on the road this season.
     Judson (5-15) lost its seventh in a row and its 14th in 15 matches. The Eagles are 0-4 in two seasons against Xavier.
     Xavier will return to Alabama next Saturday for an 11 a.m. match against Mobile. The Gold Nuggets' next home match will start at 3 p.m. Oct. 28 against Faulkner.


 

 
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