Kendrick earns 100th XULA victory as Gold Nuggets defeat Paul Quinn

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Pat Kendrick and XULA volleyball

DeSOTO, Texas — Xavier University of Louisiana volleyball defeated Paul Quinn 25-13, 25-17, 25-13 Friday to give Pat Kendrick her 100th victory as XULA head coach.

Kendrick is 100-28 in her fifth season at XULA and the program’s all-time winningest coach. Her overall record — including 30 seasons (1985-2014) at NCAA Division I George Mason — is 567-467.

It was the first of three Red River Athletic Conference matches in two days for the Gold Nuggets, who will play Saturday against Huston-Tillotson at 10 a.m. and Wiley at 2 p.m. at DeSoto Recreation Center in suburban Dallas. XULA is 2-4 overall and 2-0 in its first RRAC season.

Angela Egonu, a third-year player in her first XULA start, led the Gold Nuggets with career highs of 10 kills and nine digs. She also served two aces. Egonu produced seven first-set kills.

XULA’s .278 hitting percentage and 11 aces were season highs. The Gold Nuggets hit .517 with 18 kills in the first set. Seven XULA players served an ace.

Also contributing for XULA were Kennedy Wade with nine kills, an ace, two assists and five digs; Vivica Price-Spraggins with eight kills, a .727 hitting percentage, three aces and a block; Taylor McGee with seven kills; Semira Blair with 22 assists and an ace; Emi Riglioni with 14 assists, a kill, two aces and seven digs; and Linda Mungai with 13 digs.

It was the first-ever volleyball meeting between the HBCUs. Paul Quinn is 2-13 overall and 0-3 in the RRAC.

RRAC matches at DeSoto, Texas
Saturday, Sept. 25
XULA vs. Huston-Tillotson, 10 a.m. (court 1)
Texas College vs. Our Lady of the Lake, 10 a.m. (court 2)
Jarvis Christian vs. Southwest (N.M.), noon (court 1)
Paul Quinn vs. Louisiana College, noon (court 2)
XULA vs. Wiley, 2 p.m. (court 1)

Friday, Sept. 24
Wiley 3, Louisiana College 0 (25-19, 25-13, 25-15)
Southwest (N.M.) 3, Texas College 0 (25-8, 25-9, 25-7)
Huston-Tillotson vs. Jarvis Christian, score not reported
XULA 3, Paul Quinn 0 (25-13, 25-17, 25-13)
Our Lady of the Lake 3, Louisiana College 0 (25-14, 28-26, 25-10)

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