SUNO joins Big Easy Blastoff; tourney grows to 5 teams

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NEW ORLEANS — Xavier University of Louisiana’s Big Easy Blastoff volleyball tournament has added a fifth team, and as a result the playing schedule has been revised.

SUNO, a city and Gulf Coast Athletic Conference rival of the Gold Nuggets, has joined the event and will play three matches.

The revised schedule:

Friday, Sept. 2
9 a.m. — Southwest (N.M.) vs. SUNO
11 a.m. — Xavier vs. Pikeville
1 p.m. — William Carey vs. SUNO
3 p.m. — Southwest (N.M.) vs. Pikeville
5 p.m. — Xavier vs. William Carey
Saturday, Sept. 3
9 a.m. — Pikeville vs. William Carey
11 a.m. — Xavier vs. Southwest (N.M.)
1 p.m. — Pikeville vs. SUNO
3 p.m. — Southwest (N.M.) vs. William Carey

The Xavier-Pikeville match will be the Gold Nuggets’ home opener. Xavier will open the 2016 season Friday (Aug. 19) at San Antonio, Texas, in the Hotel Indigo at the Alamo Saints Classic with matches against Wayland Baptist at 9 a.m. and Our Lady of the Lake at 1 p.m.

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Ed Cassiere

Ed Cassiere

Sports Information Director, Xavier University of Louisiana

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