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Lady Rams sweep Gold Nuggets 25-15, 25-18, 25-18
August 26, 2014

Box Score

     NEW ORLEANS — Mobile used a 40-17 advantage in kills Tuesday to earn a 25-15, 25-18, 25-18 women's volleyball victory against Xavier University of Louisiana.
     It was a matchup of teams which appeared in the 2013 NAIA National Championship and are preseason favorites in their conferences.
     Bailey Nations had nine kills and Kiki Youngblood eight for the Lady Rams (2-0), and Caroline Ennis and Sara Van Wert had six kills apiece.
     Jodi Hill had eight kills for the Gold Nuggets (0-2) and was the only XU player with more than three. Darian Harris and CeCe Williams had nine digs apiece, and Franziska Pirkl had eight.
     Mobile scored the final eight points of the first set and used a 7-0 second-set run to erase 8-4 and 13-11 deficits. Xavier scored the first point of the third set, but Mobile scored the next five and never trailed again.
     Xavier matched its lowest kills total since resuming its program in 2010.
     Mobile committed eight more errors than the Gold Nuggets but outhit Xavier .182 to .025 and had advantages of 7-1 in aces and 41-36 in digs. Katy McCollister had 11 digs for Mobile, and Nicole Armstrong, Cayce May and Hannah Buck served two aces apiece.
     The Gold Nuggets defeated Mobile 2-of-3 times a year ago. They'll meet again Oct. 14 at Mobile.
     Xavier will travel to Marshall, Texas, for an 11 a.m. match Saturday at Wiley, then return home to play Edward Waters in its Gulf Coast Athletic Conference opener at 6 p.m. on Sept. 5.


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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