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Georgetown (Ky.), Lourdes sweep away Gold Nuggets
September 7, 2013

Box scores:  Lourdes    Georgetown

     GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Xavier University of Louisiana's women's volleyball team lost 27-25, 25-23, 25-23 to Lourdes, then lost 25-19, 25-14, 25-14 to NAIA No. 7 Georgetown on Saturday in the Rumpke Invitational.
     The Gold Nuggets (6-7) finished 1-3 in the two-day tournament. Their next match will be their home opener, next Saturday at 1 p.m. against Voorhees. It will be the Gold Nuggets' first-ever match in the Convocation Center, which opened in November, and their Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opener.
     Against Lourdes, Xavier's Taylor Reuther had 14 kills and 10 digs. Moira Kirk had 10 kills and five blocks, Chinedu Echebelem had nine kills and 10 digs, and Claudia Haywood had eight kills, four blocks and hit .467. Stephanie Richards led Lourdes with 16 kills.
     Xavier led Lourdes 20-17 and 25-24 in the opening set before the Gray Wolves clinched with a kill and two XU errors. XU attack errors ended the second and third sets. It was the first time in the Nuggets' six-year history that they lost each set by two points in a three-set sweep.
     Against Georgetown, Reuther had 13 kills and seven digs, Echebelem had six kills, two aces and eight digs, and Jodi Chatters had 10 digs. Caroline Maher had 14 kills and hit .824 for the Tigers, who outhit Xavier .425 to .208 and had advantages of 51-31 in kills and 56-42 in digs.
     Georgetown (9-1) is 6-0 at home this season and has won 22 of its last 23 home matches. The Gold Nuggets have dropped 5-of-6 after a 5-2 start.


 

 
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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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