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Lady Govs run win streak to 10 matches, down UT Martin

 

APSU Women’s Volleyball

Austin Peay State University GovernorsAustin Peay State University’s volleyball team ran its win streak to 10 matches with a three-set sweep (25-21, 25-20, 25-10) of UT Martin in Ohio Valley Conference action, Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay (11-1, 2-0 OVC) got out of the gates slowly, trailing in the opening set 14-10. However, they scored eight of the next 10 points to take an 18-16 lead and would not look back, winning the set 25-21.

Senior Jessica Mollman recorded 10 kills in the Lady Govs sweep of UT Martin, Saturday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

Senior Jessica Mollman recorded 10 kills in the Lady Govs sweep of UT Martin, Saturday. (Courtesy: Austin Peay Sports Information)

UT Martin (2-11, 0-2) had few answers for Austin Peay’s offensive attack in the second and third sets. The Skyhawks were able to momentarily stymie the Lady Govs at the end of the second set, staving off five consecutive set points before yielding 25-20. However, Austin Peay opened the third set with eight consecutive points en route to the 25-10 match-sealing victory.

All 13 Austin Peay players saw action in the contest, sophomore Nikki Doyle leading the team with 13 kills. Senior Jessica Mollman and sophomore Alex Sain each added 10 kills. Austin Peay finished the match with 50 kills and a .333 attack percentage.

“It speaks highly of our team because everyone who got in made a contribution to the outcome,” said Lady Govs head coach Haley Janicek.

Lauren Montague led UT Martin with 12 kills – a third of the team’s 36 kills on the day.

Austin Peay returns to action when it travels to Tennessee Tech for a 7:00pm, Friday, September 24th contest.


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