Claudia Haywood had seven blocks in the second set against Mississippi College, and Franziska Pirkl served four aces to help the Xavier (3-2) rally from 9-0 and 16-4 deficits in the final set. Moira Kirk and CeCe Williams each had nine kills and a .571 hitting percentage in the opener.
Xavier, which has a three-match win streak, will play Saturday at noon against Rust and 4 p.m. against Belhaven.