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Lady Govs volleyball cages Panthers in IUPUI Invitational finale

 

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay State University’s volleyball team closed its stay at the IUPUI Hampton Inn Invitational with a dominating three-set sweep (25-16, 25-22, 25-9) of host IUPUI, Sunday afternoon at IUPUI Gymnasium.

Austin Peay (6-1) went undefeated at the tournament after winning a pair of four-set decisions, Saturday. The win also extended the Lady Govs win streak to five matches.

The Lady Govs trailed only early in the first set of Sunday’s finale, but used five consecutive points to turn a 7-5 deficit into a 10-7 lead and they would not trail again in the match.

The Lady Govs ran their win streak to five matches with a three-set sweep of IUPUI, Sunday. ( Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information )

The Lady Govs ran their win streak to five matches with a three-set sweep of IUPUI, Sunday. ( Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information )

Junior Ilyanna Hernandez completed her stay in Indianapolis with a team-best 14 kills and a .293 attack percentage. She recorded 46 kills (4.18 kills per set) in the tournament’s three matches.

 Sophomore Nikki Doyle recovered from a dismal performance in Saturday’s second match to post 13 kills and a .393 attack percentage. She added four service aces, two blocks and 11 digs.

Austin Peay’s defense limited IUPUI (1-6) to 25 kills and a .057 attack percentage in the match. Kalsye Reimbold led the Panthers with six kills.

The Lady Govs continue their season-opening 10-match road swing when they travel to the Buccaneer Classic, Saturday and Sunday, hosted by East Tennessee.


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