Saturday, September 3, 2016

XULA's Phillips repeats as GCAC Setter of the Week

NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana volleyball freshman Tiffany Phillips has won her second consecutive Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Setter of the Week honor.

Phillips, from Gardena, Calif., and a graduate of Bishop Montgomery High School, averaged 7.93 assists and 2.29 digs per set in four matches during the STU Invitational at Miami Gardens, Fla., this past week. On the tournament's first day she extended to six her school record of consecutive matches with an assist/dig double-double. The streak ended Saturday, one less than the school record for all-type double-doubles.

Phillips also produced four kills, four aces and two blocks.

Phillips leads the GCAC with 8.03 assists per set and ranks 12th with 2.77 digs per set.

The Gold Nuggets (2-8) will play Friday at 11 a.m. against Pikeville (5-1) and 5 p.m. against William Carey (0-3) in the second annual Big Easy Blastoff at XULA's Convocation Center. There will be five matches on the first day, beginning with Southwest (N.M.) (3-1) against SUNO (0-3) at 9 a.m.

Ed Cassiere, Sports Information Director

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