Friday, September 2, 2016

Perry sets XULA record, but Nuggets drop 2 at home

NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — Xavier University of Louisiana freshman Amanda Perry set a school record Friday, but the Gold Nuggets lost both matches in their Big Easy Blastoff at the Convocation Center.

The Gold Nuggets lost 29-27, 25-21, 25-17 to Pikeville, then lost 25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-21 to William Carey. The matches were XULA's first at home this season.

There will be four more matches Saturday in the five-team, two-day event. XULA will play Southwest (N.M.) at 11 a.m.

Perry produced 12 digs against Pikeville and 15 digs against William Carey to establish a XULA record of 11 consecutive matches in double figures. Perry began the day sharing the record with Jodi Chatters, who had 10-or-more digs in nine straight matches in 2012.

Leading XULA (2-10) in kills were Juliana Tomasoni with 12 against Pikeville and Hasani Salaam with 14 against William Carey. Terri Drake had eight kills in each match, and Tomasoni had 20 digs against William Carey.

William Carey, a first-year program, and Southwest (N.M.) both went 2-0. The Lady Crusaders defeated SUNO 25-18, 19-25, 25-20, 25-19, and Southwest beat SUNO 25-11, 25-13, 25-13 and Pikeville 13-25, 25-19, 25-17, 25-16.

Pikeville will play Saturday against William Carey at 9 a.m. and SUNO at 1 p.m. In the last tournament match, Southwest will play William Carey at 3 p.m.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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