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Reuther, Kirk, Williams produce timely hits to sweep PCC
September 7, 2012

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     JACKSON, Miss. — Taylor Reuther, Moira Kirk and CeCe Williams combined for 28 kills and a .556 hitting percentage Friday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 25-15, 25-20, 25-8 women's volleyball victory against Pensacola Christian in the Belhaven Tournament.
     The victory was the second in a row for the Gold Nuggets (2-2), who will play Mississippi College at 5 p.m. Friday in its second of four tournament matches.
     Reuther had 10 kills, a .529 hitting percentage in 17 attacks, 14 digs and three aces. Kirk and Williams each had nine kills and one error in 14 attacks for a .571 hitting percentage. Williams, a freshman, recorded a season high for kills.
     Xavier produced 47 kills and hit a season-best .344 — .509 during the final two sets — in its first match in 13 days. The Gold Nuggets were off seven straight days because of Hurricane Isaac, which made landfall on the Louisiana coast Aug. 28. They resumed practice Sunday but postponed a Tuesday match against city rival Loyola.
     Williams had four first-set kills to lead the Nuggets, and freshman setter Franziska Pirkl had two kills and two aces during a 9-2 run which extended Xavier's lead to 17-9. Another freshman, Darian Harris, had nine digs and finished with 12 to reach double figures for the second consecutive match.
     Reuther and Kerris Crier had four kills apiece in the second set. Kirk had seven kills in eight swings in the third set, and Reuther served three aces. In the final set Xavier scored seven of the first eight points and closed with a 12-1 run which included three kills apiece from Kirk and Reuther. Williams ended the match with a kill.
     It was the season opener for Pensacola Christian, a member of the National Christian College Athletic Association, and the first meeting between the schools.


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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, tennis and track and field and women's teams in basketball, cross country, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

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