Tue, Sep. 11, 2012
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NEW ORLEANS -- Sha Sha Buchanan's 12 kills and Meredith Donald's 21 digs Tuesday led Spring Hill to a 35-33, 25-18, 25-14 women's volleyball victory against Xavier University at The Barn.
The Badgers (9-3) are 12-0 all-time against the Gold Nuggets (5-3). They swept Xavier for the eighth consecutive time.
Taylor Reuther had 10 kills and Chinedu Echebelem nine for Xavier, whose five-match win streak ended. This was the Nuggets' home opener.
Xavier saved seven set points and Spring Hill five in the opening set. The Badgers scored the final two points on a Reuther service error and a Taryn Nash kill. The Nuggets trailed 21-15 and 24-21 and never led until Moira Kirk's ace made it 27-26. That was the first of four lead changes in the final 16 rallies.
Spring Hill rolled to leads of 8-1 in the second set and 15-5 in the third.
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