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Gold Nuggets beat Union (Tenn.) to extend road streak
October 19, 2012

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     NEW ORLEANS — Taylor Reuther and Moira Kirk combined for 30 kills Friday, and Franziska Pirkl produced her second double-double of the season in Xavier University of Louisiana's 25-18, 23-25, 25-20, 25-17 women's volleyball victory against Union (Tenn.) in the Hampton Inn Wolfpack Classic at The Den.
     The Gold Nuggets (13-5) won for the eighth time in their last nine matches and extended their school-record road winning streak to 11. The Lady Bulldogs (4-15), a longtime NAIA member in their first year of candidacy for NCAA Division II, lost for the 12th time in 13 matches.
     Reuther had 19 kills, and Kirk had 11 kills and a season-high four aces. Pirkl had 39 assists, a career-best 15 digs, five kills and a career-high-tying five aces.
     Xavier's Chinedu Echebelem had eight kills and a season-high-tying 14 digs, and Jodi Chatters produced 11 digs to reach double figures for the first time.
     Abbey Wainwright had 12 kills for Union, and Elise Seufert had eight digs.
     Xavier outhit Union .316 to .218 in the teams' first-ever meeting and had advantages of 55-43 in aces, 15-4 in aces and 58-44 in digs.
     Xavier's second and final match of this event will begin at 6 p.m. today against the host, city rival Loyola.


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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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