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Spring Hill sweeps Xavier after lengthy first set
September 11, 2012

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     NEW ORLEANS — Sha Sha Buchanan's 12 kills and Meredith Donald's 21 digs Tuesday led Spring Hill to a 35-33, 25-18, 25-14 women's volleyball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana at The Barn.
     The Badgers (9-3) are 12-0 all-time against the Gold Nuggets (5-3). They swept Xavier for the eighth consecutive time.
     Taylor Reuther had 10 kills and Chinedu Echebelem nine for Xavier, whose five-match win streak ended. This was the Nuggets' home opener.
     Xavier saved seven set points and Spring Hill five in the opening set. The Badgers scored the final two points on a Reuther service error and a Taryn Nash kill. The Nuggets trailed 21-15 and 24-21 and never led until Moira Kirk's ace made it 27-26. That was the first of four lead changes in the final 16 rallies.
     The first set was the fourth highest scoring for Xavier and an opponent and the highest since the Nuggets' 37-35 first-set victory against Georgia Southwestern on Oct. 29, 2004. The highest scoring set in XU history was a 40-38 first-set victory against Loyola at The Barn on Oct. 26, 2004. During Xavier's first two seasons of intercollegiate competition, 2003 and 2004, teams needed 30 points to win sets.
     Spring Hill rolled to leads of 8-1 in the second set and 15-5 in the third.
     Xavier will play Mobile at 7 p.m. next Tuesday at The Barn.


 

 
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