New Orleans, La. (www.suno.edu/athletics) - The SUNO Lady Knights have been here before. They have racked up impressive win totals. They have two 20 win campaigns in the last three years. They have done well in the GCAC with 32 wins and just 9 losses in their last 41 conference matches heading into tonight's matchup with Edward Waters in The Castle.
So for the Lady Knights it was business as usual as they defeated the Lady Tigers in 3 sets (25-9, 25-8, 25-11). Reigning GCAC Player of the Week Christal Hollins was spectacular with 15 kills and 15 digs. Jen Pham and Ana Privrat added 12 and 21 digs respectively for SUNO as part of their great defensive effort. Jana Reininghaus and Milica Golubovic combined for 21 kills.
NEW ORLEANS, La. (www.xula.edu/athletics) -- Sophomore Ralitsa Hadzhistoyanova served a Convocation Center-record seven aces Monday in Xavier University of Louisiana's 25-8, 25-9, 25-7 women's volleyball victory against Voorhees.
The Gold Nuggets (9-2 overall, 6-0 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference) also set Convocation Center team records with 13 aces and a .446 hitting percentage. The victory was Xavier's ninth in a row -- the second-longest winning streak in program history.
Claudia Haywood and Jodi Hill had nine kills apiece for the Gold Nuggets, CeCe Williams had eight kills, and freshmen Kaelan Temple and Jelena Vujicic had five apiece. Five players hit .500 or higher, led by Haywood with a season-high .667 in 12 attacks and Williams with a career-best .615 in 13 attacks.
Hadzhistoyanova's 22 assists were a career best. Hill served three aces.
The Gulf Coast Athletic Conference has issued its weekly report recapping play from the week of 9/22 - 9/28 and looking ahead to upcoming athletic events.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (www.xula.edu/athletics) -- Kwame Jackson broke the Xavier University of Louisiana men's cross country record for four miles Saturday at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede.