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Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball lose close match to UALR in five sets

 

Written by Cody Bush
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsMemphis, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team couldn’t maintain the momentum of its season-opening victory, dropping a five-set contest (25-13, 23-25, 23-25, 25-23, 13-15) to UALR, Saturday afternoon, in the Memphis Invitational at Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

Austin Peay (1-1) won a lopsided first set, jumping out to a 15-5 lead and not looking back en route to a 25-13 win. The Lady Govs needed only 12 kills in the win as UALR handed them 10 points on errors.

APSU Volleyball's Sophomore Jada Stotts recorded a career-best 19 kills against UALR, Saturday. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

APSU Volleyball’s Sophomore Jada Stotts recorded a career-best 19 kills against UALR, Saturday. (Courtesy: Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

UALR (1-1) leveled the match with a wire-to-wire win in the second set. Austin Peay rallied from a 20-15 deficit late to tie the set at 23-23. But the Trojans held off the rally, using a Adisa Hodzic kill and a Emily Pepperman service ace to secure the win.

The third and fourth sets were wild affairs with both teams using late set rallies to post come-from-behind wins. Austin Peay led 17-9 in the third set only to watch UALR tie the set with a 10-2 run to tie the set, 19-19. The Lady Govs momentarily held off the lead change, but the Trojans used three consecutive kills to win the set, 25-23.

Jada StottsUALR held a 16-10 lead in the fourth set, but Austin Peay tied the set with six consecutive points, with sophomore Jada Stotts and senior Alex Sain each recording two kills. The Trojans would get within three points, 22-21, of winning the match but the Lady Govs scored four of the set’s final five points to force a decisive fifth set.

After playing the tournament’s first nine sets with the offense running efficiently, Austin Peay saw its offense sputter. The Lady Govs committed six errors in the set, allowing the Trojans to stay within striking distance early. Then, trailing 11-10, UALR finally struck and scored five of the final seven points to win the match.

“We lost a close match against Arkansas-Little Rock,” said Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott. “We played well in spurts but lacked the intensity we showed against Memphis. We’ll come back tomorrow and play two more quality teams. We have to treat it like a new day and leave tonight’s result in the past.”

Austin Peay was unable to capitalize on Stotts’ career-best 19-kill performance. Sophomore Hillary Plybon followed up her career-best outing in the season opener with a 15-kill outing against UALR. Junior middle blocker Lauren Henderson added 10 kills.

Hillary PlybonEdina Begic led UALR with an impressive 25-kill outing, including five kills in the decisive set. Hodzic and Eva Xie each added 10 kills.

The Lady Govs return to action with a 10:00am, Saturday contest against Eastern Michigan. The Eagles enter the tournament’s second day with a 2-0 record after posting four-set wins against both UALR and Southern Illinois, Friday.

Box Score

Austin Peay Lady Govs
Austin Peay vs UALR
(08/24/12 at Memphis, TN)

 

Austin Peay ATTACK SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
## Player SP K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE BHE Points
1 FIELDS, Cami 5 0 1 2 -.500 53 1 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 1.0
2 HULL, Calyn 3 1 1 7 .000 1 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 2.5
9 DOYLE, Nikki 5 9 2 29 .241 0 3 2 0 11 0 0 0 0 12.0
12 HENDERSON, Lauren 5 10 4 24 .250 2 2 4 0 3 1 2 1 3 14.0
14 STOTTS, Jada 5 19 8 50 .220 1 0 0 1 13 1 2 0 0 21.0
15 PLYBON, Hillary 5 15 2 28 .464 0 0 2 1 7 1 2 0 1 17.0
3 ADAMS, April 3 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0.0
5 SAIN, Alex 4 8 0 16 .500 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 8.5
10 STROTHER, Samantha 2 2 4 14 -.143 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 2.0
Totals 5 64 22 170 .247 57 7 12 2 68 3 8 1 4 78.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0

TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 12 3 23 .391 11-14 78%
2 15 2 37 .351 15-24 62%
3 14 7 45 .156 11-25 43%
4 16 4 39 .308 14-23 60%
5 7 6 26 .038 8-15 53%
59-101 58%
SET SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS
Austin Peay (2) 25 23 23 25 13 1-1
UALR (3) 13 25 25 23 15 1-1

 

UALR ATTACK SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
## Player SP K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE BHE Points
2 Hodzic, Adisa 5 10 2 21 .381 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 1 0 12.5
4 Souza Moura, Daniele 5 5 3 22 .091 4 0 4 0 8 0 3 0 0 6.5
8 de Zoete, Marleen 5 5 2 10 .300 42 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 5.5
9 Begic, Edina 5 25 10 59 .254 1 1 2 0 17 0 3 0 0 27.5
10 Shaedig, Sawyer 1 1 0 3 .333 7 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0
11 Xie, Eva 5 10 5 32 .156 1 0 0 0 2 1 4 1 0 13.0
1 Wyatt, Allison 5 1 1 3 .000 1 0 2 3 10 0 0 0 0 1.0
5 Pepperman, Emily 5 0 0 0 .000 2 1 1 3 21 0 0 0 0 1.0
7 Davis, Tyler 5 0 2 3 -.667 0 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0.0
14 Booher, Mikalah 4 3 2 11 .091 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
Totals 5 60 27 164 .201 58 2 11 7 77 1 16 2 0 71.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 8 6 29 .069 10-24 41%
2 15 4 37 .297 16-24 66%
3 15 7 40 .200 11-23 47%
4 14 7 38 .184 14-25 56%
5 8 3 20 .250 8-13 61%
59-109 54%
Site: Memphis, Tenn. (Elma Roane FH)
Date: 08/24/12 Attend: 79 Time: 1:46
Referees: Tim Neels, Mike Hamilton
1 2 3 4 5 Total
Tie scores 1 2 8 6 5 22
Lead changes 1 0 2 1 2 6

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