NEW ORLEANS, La. – The Spring Hill College volleyball team took a 3-0 decision over Xavier University (La.) in a non-conference match at The Barn on Tuesday night.
The Gold Nuggets (5-3) and the Badgers battled deep into the first set before Spring Hill clawed out a 35-33 victory and was able to maintain the momentum to take the final two set by the scores of 25-18 and 25-14.
Juniors Sha Sha Buchanan and Meredith Donald, both from McGill-Toolen Catholic High School in Mobile played crucial roles in the win with Buchanan scoring 13 kills and Donald taking in 21 digs.
Freshman Taylor Lahasky from New Iberia, La., added 14 digs for the Badgers while sophomore Maddie LaForge of New Orleans served up three aces.
The Badgers (9-3) will visit Montgomery on Friday to open the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) schedule at Faulkner University (4-5) at 6 p.m.