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Mobile sweeps Gold Nuggets after rallying in first two sets
October 30, 2012

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     MOBILE, Ala. — Disah Kolassiba had 14 kills and Bailey Nations 10 Tuesday to lead Mobile to a 25-21, 28-26, 25-16 women's volleyball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.
     The Lady Rams (23-10) rallied from deficits of 20-18 in the first set and 20-17 in the second set to help them end the three-match win streak of the Gold Nuggets (16-7). Mobile swept the two-match season series from Xavier and is 3-0 all-time at home against the Nuggets.
     Moira Kirk had 13 kills, and Jodi Chatters had 10 digs for Xavier. Kirk reached double figures in kills for the fifth time in six matches.
     Kolassiba had three kills and a block in Mobile's 7-1 run to end the first set. Xavier trailed 13-9 in that set before grabbing momentum with an 11-5 run which included Kirk's two kills and a block.
     Xavier failed to even the match despite leads of 15-9 and 17-11. Nations and Kiara Gay had two kills apiece in Mobile's next comeback, and the Lady Rams won the second set after three Chinedu Echebelem attack errors in the final four rallies.
     Kolassiba's kill put Mobile ahead to stay, 10-9, in the third set. The Nuggets were still in contention at 17-15 before Mobile closed with eight points — including three Nations kills and two Nicole Armstrong aces — in the final nine serves.
     Mobile outhit Xavier .282 to .090 and had advantages of 45-29 in kills and 6-1 in aces. XU standout Taylor Reuther equaled a season low with four kills — one in 13 swings in the final two sets — and served no aces for the second consecutive match. Reuther began the day as the NAIA leader with 0.84 aces per set — two-hundredths of an ace ahead of UT Brownsville's Danica Markovic. Reuther had 19 kills at home in a four-set victory against Belhaven on Monday.
     The loss was Xavier's second in a row on the road after a school-record 11 consecutive road victories.
     Xavier can clinch its second consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference regular-season championship with a victory Thursday against city rival SUNO. That match will start at 7 p.m. at The Barn. The regular-season finale will be 7 p.m. Saturday at GCAC and city rival Dillard, then the Nuggets will travel to Little Rock, Ark., for the GCAC Tournament on Nov. 8-10.


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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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