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Gold Nuggets again put the clamp on Edward Waters
September 28, 2013

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     JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Xavier University of Louisiana hit a season-high .493 Saturday and throttled Edward Waters 25-7, 25-6, 25-15 in Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball.
     Taylor Reuther's 13 kills, Jodi Hill's career-high eight kills and freshman Destiny Jackson's first three aces of her collegiate career helped the Gold Nuggets (11-7, 3-0) extend their win streak to five. Xavier has won 31 in a row against GCAC opponents since the start of the 2011 season.
     Edward Waters' 28 points are the second-fewest allowed by Xavier. Seven of the Gold Nuggets' top 14 defensive performances have occurred against the Lady Tigers. Xavier allowed its fewest-ever points in a second set.
     Xavier's hitting percentage is its second highest since resuming the program in 2010. Hill hit .667 — the best this season by an XU player with a minimum 10 attempts — Reuther hit .550, and Chinedu Echebelem successfully converted all six of her attacks.
     Hill and Reuther had two kills apiece in a 7-0 run to start the match. Xavier had eight- and nine-point runs in the second set.
     Latavia Graham led Edward Waters (5-11, 0-6) with four kills.
     Xavier limited the Lady Tigers to an .027 attack percentage and had advantages of 40-14 in kills, 8-2 in aces and 41-22 in digs. Jodi Chatters led Xavier with nine digs, and Echebelem had eight.
     Jackson, in her most extensive playing time of the season, served back-to-back aces in the second set and also produced two assists and five digs.
     Xavier will stay on the road and play another GCAC match at Talladega at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Gold Nuggets' next home matches will be next Saturday at the Convocation Center — 1 p.m. against GCAC and city rival Dillard, then 4 p.m. against St. Thomas (Texas).


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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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