Xavier sweeps SUNO in GCAC volleyball semifinals

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NEW ORLEANS — Juliana Tomasoni had 13 kills, 14 digs and seven aces Friday to lead top-seeded Xavier University of Louisiana to a 25-18, 25-23, 25-18 volleyball victory at fifth-seeded SUNO in the semifinals of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Tournament.

The Gold Nuggets (22-2), who won their 12th straight, will play second-seeded Dillard at 11 a.m. Saturday for the championship at SUNO. Admission will be free. Dillard beat third-seeded Tougaloo 26-24, 25-23, 25-19 in the other semifinal. XULA seeks a seventh consecutive GCAC Tournament title.

Tomasoni served six straight aces during a 9-0 run to begin the third set. Her total aces are a XULA conference-tournament match record. The double-double was her 14th this season.

Also producing a double-double for XULA was freshman setter Eva Le Guillou, who had 20 assists and 10 digs.

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