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Nuggets win on road, clinch 4th straight winning season
October 20, 2014

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     TALLADEGA, Ala. — CeCe Williams had nine kills and hit .467, and freshman Jada Broussard served three aces Monday to lead Xavier University of Louisiana in a 25-9, 25-13, 25-19 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball victory against Talladega.
     The Gold Nuggets (13-4, 9-0) won in 57 minutes and clinched their fourth consecutive winning season. Xavier has won 52 consecutive matches against GCAC opponents — 43 in the regular season — and 50 straight against HBCUs.
     Talladega is 10-12, 4-7.
     Broussard served the first two aces of her XU career during an 8-0 first-set run which gave the Gold Nuggets a 15-2 lead. Williams had five kills and two solo blocks in the second set.
     Broussard's final ace, plus a kill and a block by Claudia Haywood, keyed an 8-2 third-set run after a tie at 15. Broussard ended the match with a kill.
     Darian Harris had 10 digs for the Gold Nuggets. She reached double figures for the 13th time this season and the 22nd time in her career. Haywood and Franziska Pirkl had three blocks apiece, and Broussard had six kills.
     The Gold Nuggets hit .211 — .391 in the first set — and finished with 28 kills, six aces, 40 digs and seven blocks.
     Xavier completed a two-match regular-season sweep of the Lady Tornadoes and leads the series 7-0.
     Xavier will return to the road for GCAC matches against Voorhees at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday and Edward Waters at 5 p.m. EDT next Monday. Both matches were pushed back one day.


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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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