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XU will play Voorhees in GCAC Tournament quarterfinals

November 4, 2013

     NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana's women's volleyball team will begin its quest for a third consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament championship at noon Thursday against Voorhees in the quarterfinals.
     Philander Smith's Mims Gym in Little Rock, Ark., is the tournament site for the second consecutive year.
     The nine GCAC teams were seeded by divisional finish. Xavier (23-7) is the No. 1 team in the West, and Voorhees (2-19) is No. 4 in East. The Gold Nuggets defeated Voorhees 25-14, 25-9, 25-8 on Sept. 14 at XU to begin a school-record 17-match win streak which is still active.
     Voorhees, a first-year GCAC member, lost all 11 of its conference matches.
     Xavier clinched its third consecutive GCAC regular-season championship on Wednesday with a straight-sets victory at home against Dillard. The Nuggets have won 40 in a row against GCAC opponents; that streak began in 2011.
     The Xavier-Voorhees winner will play Philander Smith or Talladega at noon Friday in the semifinals. The championship match will start at 11 a.m. Saturday. The tournament is single-elimination this year after many seasons with a double-elimination format.
     In the other Thursday matches, Dillard will play Tougaloo in the first round at 10 a.m. That winner will play Fisk, top-seeded in the East, in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m. The other quarterfinals are Philander Smith vs. Talladega at 2 p.m. and SUNO vs. Edward Waters at 4 p.m.

GCAC Tournament at Philander Smith's Mims Gym, Little Rock, Ark.

First Round — Thursday, Nov. 7
Dillard (No. 4 West) vs. Tougaloo (No. 5 West), 10 a.m.

Quarterfinals — Thursday, Nov. 7
Xavier (No. 1 West) vs. Voorhees (No. 4 East), noon
Philander Smith (No. 3 West) vs. Talladega (No. 2 East), 2 p.m.
SUNO (No. 2 West) vs. Edward Waters (No. 3 East), 4 p.m.
Fisk (No. 1 East) vs. Dillard-Tougaloo winner, 6 p.m.

Semifinals — Friday, Nov. 8
Xavier-Voorhees winner vs. Philander Smith-Talladega winner, noon
SUNO-Edward Waters winner vs. Fisk-Dillard-Tougaloo winner, 2 p.m.

Championship — Saturday, Nov. 9
Semifinal winners, 11 a.m.


Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
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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