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Xavier sets record with seventh consecutive road victory
September 22, 2012

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     JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Xavier University of Louisiana defeated Trinity Baptist 25-7, 25-15, 25-15 Saturday to set a women's volleyball school record with its seventh consecutive road victory.
     Taylor Reuther and freshman Claudia Haywood combined for 22 kills and a .724 hitting percentage for the Gold Nuggets (7-4), who have not lost on the road since opening day Aug. 24. Reuther hit .647 and served six aces, and Haywood hit .833 — the best by a Gold Nuggets player since the program resumed in 2010 — on a season-best 10 kills and no errors in 12 attacks.
     Xavier also set a school record with its third consecutive victory on an opponent's court.
     The Gold Nuggets' 17 aces matched their season high. Patrice Smith had a career-high four aces, and CeCe Williams and Franziska Pirkl served three apiece. Xavier hit .450 and had a 35-13 advantage in kills.
     Every XU kill was assisted, and Pirkl had 32, her most in a three-set match this season. Smith, who entered with seven digs in six matches, led the Nuggets with eight.
     Xavier served nine first-set aces — four during an 8-1 run to open the match; three during a 7-0 run which ended the set. Reuther produced two aces and two kills during a 10-2 run to end the second set, and Xavier completed the sweep despite a 5-2 deficit in the third. Moira Kirk scored the Gold Nuggets' final four points, three by kills.
     The Gold Nuggets will visit city rival SUNO for a Gulf Coast Athletic Conference match at 7 p.m. Monday. Both teams are 1-0 in the GCAC, and SUNO has a nine-match win streak.


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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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