New Orleans, La. - Loyola University New Orleans volleyball closed out the regular season with a 25-10, 25-19, 25-22 victory over Xavier Monday night in The Barn.
With Loyola leading 8-6 in the first set, the Wolfpack took control of the match with nine unanswered points to extend the lead to 17-6. Sabrina Stansberry accounted for three points in the run with two blocks and a kill. Lindsay Mullinix helped close out the first set with two blocks and a kill in the final four points as Loyola won 25-10.
After taking the second set 25-19, the Wolfpack service game was the difference in the third set. After having only one service ace in the first two sets, Loyola had seven aces in the final set to clinch the match 25-22.
For the Wolfpack (25-13), Gina Gill led.with 13 kills and 7 digs. Kailey Tuthill added 10 kills and 10 digs and Stansberry had 7 kills and 4 blocks. Amanda Oldani finished with 10 digs.
Sierra Lyons led the Gold Nuggets with 7 kills. Xavier fell to 8-24 on the season.
Loyola opens the Southern States Athletic Conference Tournament in Gulfport, Mississippi against Southern Wesleyan University on Friday. Match time is set for 3:30 p.m.
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