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Austin Peay Lady Govs Volleyball, lead by Alex Sain, beat Eastern Illinois Panthers in three sets

 

Written by Cody Bush
APSU Sports Information

Austin Peay State University Lady GovsClarksville, TN – A balanced offensive attack helped Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team overcome a scrappy Eastern Illinois squad with a three set (25-23, 25-19, 25-23) Ohio Valley Conference victory, Friday night at the Dunn Center.

Senior Alex Sain's 11-kill performance helped Austin Peay down Eastern Illinois in three sets, Friday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Senior Alex Sain’s 11-kill performance helped Austin Peay down Eastern Illinois in three sets, Friday. (Courtesy: Brittney Sparn/APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (11-12) knew senior outside hitter Nikki Doyle would be the focus of the opponent’s defense after her 34-kill performance against Middle Tennessee, Wednesday. Eastern Illinois (4-16) proved that thought correct as the Panthers defense keyed on Doyle all night, limiting her to 11 kills and a modest .121 attack percentage.

The Lady Govs responded by balancing their attack with senior opposite hitter Alex Sain picking up the biggest part of the load with 11 kills and an impressive .476 attack percentage. Junior middle blocker Lauren Henderson and sophomore outside hitter Jada Stotts each added nine kills.

Alex SainStill, it wasn’t an easy night for the Lady Govs as they trailed in both the first and third sets until nearly the closing moment. Austin Peay trailed the first set 22-20 before rallying to score five of the final six points, including three kills by Sain, to win 25-23. After winning the second set in wire-to-wire fashion, the Lady Govs trailed 22-21 in the third set before scoring the final four points to close the match.

Eastern Illinois was held to 34 kills, Reynae Hutchinson leading the offensive with nine kills. The Panthers were able to post a dominating 11-6 advantage in blocks, with Stephanie Arnold leading the effort with five blocks.

Austin Peay returns to action when it hosts SIU Edwardsville in a 2:00pm, Saturday contest.

Box Score

Eastern Illinois vs Austin Peay
(Oct 12th, 2012 at Clarksville, TN)

 

Eastern Illinois ATTACK SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
## Player SP K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE BHE Points
1 BERENS, Alison 3 6 3 16 .188 0 0 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 9.0
4 SAALFRANK, Abby 3 4 4 25 .000 0 1 1 0 5 2 2 0 0 8.0
7 HUTCHINSON, Reynae 3 9 6 30 .100 1 0 0 3 9 0 2 0 0 10.0
9 ARNOLD, Stephanie 3 5 1 9 .444 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 8.5
10 BRADBURY, Marah 3 4 1 7 .429 25 0 1 0 7 0 1 0 0 4.5
17 FRANKLIN, Emily 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
3 NESBITT, Kayla 3 6 1 23 .217 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6.0
6 WALLACE, Stephanie 3 0 0 1 .000 1 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.0
8 SPRINGER, Dakota 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0
12 BROOKE, Kelsey 3 0 0 1 .000 4 0 1 1 14 0 0 0 0 0.0
TEAM 1
Totals 3 34 16 112 .161 32 1 7 5 46 6 10 0 0 46.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 12 7 36 .139 16-25 63%
2 8 5 36 .083 11-24 45%
3 14 4 40 .250 16-25 63%
43-74 58%
SET SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS
Eastern Illinois (0) 23 19 22 4-16, 1-6 OVC
Austin Peay (3) 25 25 25 11-12, 4-3 OVC
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 3 0 0 0 .000 36 0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.0
5 SAIN, Alex 3 11 1 21 .476 1 1 0 0 10 0 1 0 0 12.5
9 DOYLE, Nikki 3 11 7 33 .121 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 12.0
12 HENDERSON, Lauren 3 9 5 18 .222 1 2 4 0 4 1 2 0 0 13.0
14 STOTTS, Jada 3 9 4 33 .152 0 2 0 0 14 1 1 0 0 12.5
15 PLYBON, Hillary 3 5 4 15 .067 0 0 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 5.5
7 MARSELLIS, Aubrey 1 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.5
8 LANDON, Liz 3 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 3 45 21 120 .200 43 5 6 1 55 3 6 0 0 56.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 13 6 35 .200 16-23 69%
2 15 9 39 .154 12-20 60%
3 17 6 46 .239 16-22 72%
44-65 67%
Site: Clarksville, TN (Dunn Center)
Date: Oct 12, 2012 Attend: 136 Time: 1:15
Referees: Ken Gilkey, Mary Bruenderman
1 2 3 Total
Tie scores 5 0 4 9
Lead changes 3 0 1 4

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