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Mon, Sep. 22, 2014 at 9:15 AM - [Conference News] - Viewed 48 times
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The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference has issued its weekly report recapping play from the week of 9/15 - 9/21 and looking ahead to upcoming athletic events.

GCAC Weekly Report 9/22/14

Sun, Sep. 21, 2014 at 9:10 AM - [Volleyball] - Viewed 75 times
Xavier is 3-0 in conference play this season and has won 46 consecutive GCAC contests.
Xavier is 3-0 in conference play this season and has won 46 consecutive GCAC contests.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (www.xula.edu/athletics) - Claudia Haywood and Jada Broussard combined for 22 kills Saturday, and Franziska Pirkl recorded her fourth double-double in five matches to lead Xavier University of Louisiana to a 25-23, 25-11, 25-22 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference women's volleyball victory against Philander Smith.

The Gold Nuggets (5-2, 3-0) have won five straight. They've won 46 consecutive matches against GCAC opponents - 37 in the regular season - and 44 straight against HBCUs.

Sun, Sep. 21, 2014 at 8:50 AM - [Women's Tennis] - Viewed 52 times
Nour Abbes defeated three NCAA Division I opponents on her way to winning the HBCU tennis singles championship.
Nour Abbes defeated three NCAA Division I opponents on her way to winning the HBCU tennis singles championship.

JONESBORO, Ga. (www.xula.edu/athletics) - Xavier University of Louisiana's sixth-seeded Nour Abbes defeated Southern's third-seeded Darnesha Moore 6-4, 6-0 Saturday to win the women's A-flight singles title of the HBCU Tennis National Championships.

Abbes was one of three Xavier sophomores to win a title. Adam Albrecht beat Prairie View A&M's James Jackson 8-1 in the men's C-flight consolation final, and Sha'Nel Bruins defeated Prairie View's Stacy Lackey 8-6 for the women's C-flight consolation title.

Sun, Sep. 21, 2014 at 8:10 AM - [Cross Country] - Viewed 61 times
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BATON ROUGE, La. (www.xula.edu/athletics) -- Xavier University of Louisiana posted its best-ever finishes -- third place for the women, fourth place for the men -- in the LSU Invitational cross country meet Saturday.

Led once again by seniors Catherine Fakler and Kwame Jackson, both the Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush finished ahead of two NCAA Division I teams. Xavier competes in the NAIA.

Fakler ran 5,000 meters in 19 minutes, 10.99 seconds to place eighth out of 48 women. Jackson ran the men's 5K in 16:15.94 and finished 11th out of 54 runners.


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