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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball unforced errors costly in three set loss to Ball State Cardinals

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUTampa, FL – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team displayed a more balanced offensive attack in  a narrow three-set loss (19-25, 23-25, 24-26) loss to Ball State, Friday, at the USF Invitational.

Senior Calyn Hull posted a career-high 10 kills in the Lady Govs loss to Ball State, Friday. (Brittney Sparn - APSU Sports Information)

Senior Calyn Hull posted a career-high 10 kills in the Lady Govs loss to Ball State, Friday. (Brittney Sparn – APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (0-2) returned to the floor after a morning four-set loss to Miami that saw junior outside hitter Jada Stotts dominate the action with 21 of the team’s 44 kills. The afternoon’s match against Ball State saw the Lady Govs put forth a more balanced effort. Stotts led the team with 13 kills but senior outside hitter Calyn Hull chipped in a career-high 10 kills.

That balanced effort wasn’t evident in the first set as Ball State (1-0) used a 9-3 run to build a 15-9 advantage. The run included a crucial set of three consecutive Austin Peay attack errors that helped push the BSU lead to five points.  The Lady Govs would close back to within three points several times down the stretch but could get no closer as Ball State posted the 25-19 win.

The second set was a nip and tuck affair with 14 ties and six lead changes. Austin Peay would build an 11-6 lead as Hull scored three kills as part of a 6-0 run. Ball State answered with a six-point burst of its own to take a 12-11 lead. The Lady Govs moved to within three points of the set at 23-20, but a well-timed Cardinals timeout halted APSU’s momentum. Ball State took advantage with five straight points to win the set 25-20.

Austin Peay recouped after the break and jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the third set and held a 16-10 advantage midway through the set. However, the Lady Govs offense short-circuited at that point and recorded just two kills the set’s remainder. Freshman outside hitter Sammie Ebright had one of those kills to tie the set at 24-24 but Ball State’s Lauren Grant put down back-to-back kills to seal the match.

“We committed too many unforced errors to win the second match,” said Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott. “In addition we have to be more disciplined on defense. We’ll take tonight to think about it and get back to work on getting better tomorrow.”

Alex Fuelling led Ball State with 16 kills and three service aces. Hayley Benson chipped in 10 kills and three blocks. Ball State posted a narrow 47-40 edge in kills but its .225 attack percentage well outpaced Austin Peay’s .188 pace.

Austin Peay returns to action with a 1:00pm, Saturday contest against host South Florida.


Box Score

Austin Peay vs Ball State
(August 30th, 2013 at Tampa, FL)

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 2 0 2 1.000 27 0 1 0 11 0 0 1 0 2.0
2 HULL, Calyn 3 10 4 31 .194 2 0 1 0 8 0 1 0 0 10.5
4 EBRIGHT, Sammie 3 7 2 22 .227 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 7.5
8 LANDON, Liz 3 2 3 13 -.077 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0
12 HENDERSON, Lauren 3 4 3 12 .083 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 4.0
14 STOTTS, Jada 3 13 3 41 .244 4 2 1 0 13 0 0 0 0 15.0
3 ADAMS, April 3 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 3 18 0 0 0 0 0.0
7 MARSELLIS, Aubrey 3 0 0 1 .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
13 LITCHFIELD, Syd 3 1 0 1 1.000 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 1.0
15 PLYBON, Hillary 1 1 1 5 .000 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 2.0
TEAM 2
Totals 3 40 16 128 .188 40 2 5 5 69 1 2 2 0 44.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 2.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 13 6 49 .143 14-24 58%
2 15 6 40 .225 12-25 47%
3 12 4 39 .205 14-25 56%
40-74 54%
SET SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS
Austin Peay (0) 19 23 24 0-2
Ball State (3) 25 25 26 1-0

 

 

Ball State ATTACK SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
## Player SP K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE BHE Points
2 FUELLING, Alex 3 16 7 41 .220 0 3 1 0 12 0 0 1 0 19.0
4 VASALAKIS, Kati 2 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0
5 BAKER, Kylee 3 7 5 37 .054 1 0 1 0 8 1 0 0 0 8.0
11 SEIDEL, Jacqui 3 0 0 7 .000 42 1 1 0 11 0 1 0 0 1.5
16 FREDRICH, Catie 3 0 0 0 .000 1 0 1 1 20 0 0 0 0 0.0
18 BENSON, Hayley 3 10 0 15 .667 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 12.5
1 KITCHEL, Mackenzie 2 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
7 GRANT, Lauren 3 6 2 22 .182 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 6.5
8 MARX, Mindy 3 8 0 17 .471 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 8.5
10 BOX, Nikki 1 0 1 1 -1.000 0 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0 0.0
12 SPADAFORA, Jenna 3 0 0 2 .000 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0
TEAM 1
Totals 3 47 15 142 .225 44 5 8 2 66 3 4 2 0 57.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 15 4 53 .208 15-20 75%
2 16 6 43 .233 12-23 52%
3 16 5 46 .239 15-26 57%
42-69 60%

Site: Tampa, Fla. (The Corral)
Date: Aug 30, 2013

Attend: 300 Time: 1:30

Referees: Rebecca Carstensen, Eric Vlahov

1 2 3 Total
Tie scores 2 14 5 21
Lead changes 0 6 3 9

 


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