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Gold Nuggets lose, then win in Rumpke Invitational
September 6, 2013

Box scores:  Trinity Christian    Asbury

     GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Xavier University of Louisiana lost to Trinity Christian, then defeated Asbury in a pair of four-set women's volleyball matches Friday at the Rumpke Invitational.
     Trinity Christian, winning for the seventh time in a row, defeated the Gold Nuggets 25-17, 25-17, 25-27, 25-16. But Xavier snapped its three-match losing streak by beating Asbury for the second time this season: 21-25, 25-22, 25-17, 25-23.
     Taylor Reuther had 14 kills and 13 digs against Trinity Christian, and Chinedu Echebelem had 13 kills and 13 digs. Moira Kirk hit .400 against Asbury and led the Gold Nuggets with 19 kills and five blocks. Reuther had 13 kills, three aces and 17 digs, and Echebelem had nine kills and 12 digs.
     Against Asbury, Xavier trailed 19-13 in the fourth set before rallying to end the match.
     Xavier will play Saturday at 1:30 p.m. EDT against Lourdes and at 5:30 against NAIA No. 7 Georgetown (Ky.) in a rematch of last year's NAIA National Championship opening round, which Georgetown won in four sets.


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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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