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Badgers power past Gold Nuggets 25-12, 25-20, 25-9
September 3, 2013

Box Score

     MOBILE, Ala. — Four Spring Hill players produced season attack highs Tuesday in a 25-12, 25-20, 25-9 women's volleyball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.
     The Badgers' Megan Haber, the reigning Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week, had 10 kills and a season-high .714 hitting percentage. Madison Seuzeneau had a season-high 13 kills. Recording season highs in kills and hitting percentage were Molly Griffin (11 and .450) and setter Taryn Nash (five and .833).
     Chinedu Echebelem had nine kills and eight digs for Xavier (5-4). Taylor Reuther had five kills and nine digs — the first time in seven matches she did not produce a double-double and the first time this season she did not reach double figures in digs — and Jodi Chatters had 15 digs to reach double figures for the fifth consecutive match.
     Spring Hill (7-2) led 9-1 in the first set, 10-1 in the third set and overcame an 11-8 deficit in the middle set. The Badgers defeated the Nuggets for the second time this season and lead the all-time series 14-0.
     Spring Hill outhit Xavier .337 to .051 and had advantages of 45-27 in kills, 5-1 in aces, 57-46 in digs and 5-0 in blocks. The Nuggets' kills, hitting percentage, aces and blocks were season lows. The Badgers committed 13 errors, 15 fewer than Xavier.
     Reuther, the 2012 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Year, hit minus-.083 in 24 attacks and finished with a negative percentage for the third time in 69 XU matches.
     Xavier, which is opening the season with 13 consecutive road matches, will play Friday at 3 p.m. EDT against Trinity Christian and 7 p.m. against Asbury in the Rumpke Invitational at Georgetown, Ky. The Nuggets' home opener will start at 1 p.m. on Sept. 14 against Voorhees at the Convocation Center.


 

 
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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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