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Loyola sweeps XU to end Nuggets' 7-match win streak
October 10, 2012

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     NEW ORLEANS — Katie Hamilton and Sabrina Stansberry had 10 kills apiece Wednesday to lead Loyola to a 25-17, 25-20, 25-19 women's volleyball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana at The Barn.
     The Wolf Pack (14-5) won for the third consecutive time and snapped the seven-match win streak of the Gold Nuggets (12-5). Loyola is 10-0 all-time against its city rival. Loyola has not dropped a set in five matches against the Nuggets since Xavier reinstated its program in 2010.
     Taylor Reuther had nine kills, and Moira Kirk had six kills and four blocks for Xavier.
     Loyola trailed 5-1 in the opening set before scoring 10 consecutive points, half on Xavier attack errors. Loyola went ahead to stay at 8-7 in each of the final two sets. Hamilton produced five kills in the third set, and Kailey Tuthill's kill ended the match.
     Loyola outhit Xavier .235 to .069 and had a 36-31 advantage in kills. The Wolf Pack committed 24 errors, 10 fewer than the Nuggets.
     Reuther, who entered the match leading the NAIA in aces per set, produced one ace and two errors in nine serves.
     Xavier's next match will start at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 against Union (Tenn.) in Loyola's Hampton Inn Wolf Pack Classic. The Gold Nuggets also will play Loyola at 6 that evening. The Nuggets will enter that tournament with a school-record 10-match win streak on the road.


 

 
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