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APSU Volleyball finishes regular season at SIU Edwardsville, Eastern Illinois

 

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APSU Women's VolleyballClarksville, TN – A trip to the cold northern realm of the Ohio Valley Conference awaits Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) volleyball team as they close out the 2018 regular-season schedule, Friday-Saturday, November 9th and 10th, 2018.

The Govs open their final weekend with a 6:00pm, Friday contest at SIU Edwardsville. Austin Peay then will play the final match of the regular season when they face Eastern Illinois in a 6:00pm, Saturday contest in Charleston, Illinois.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball are on the road this weekend against SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball are on the road this weekend against SIU Edwardsville and Eastern Illinois. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay
23-4 (12-2 OVC)
Clarksville, TN
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SIUE
9-17 (8-6 OVC)
Edwardsville, IL
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Eastern Illinois
10-10 (5-9 OVC)
Charleston, IL
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From The Serve

2018 APSU Volleyball - Ginny GerigAustin Peay State University’s to clinch the title outright stands at two against Murray State.

APSU can clinch a share of the 2018 regular-season title with a win in either of its last two matches and win the title outright with two wins.

The Govs finished 2018 with a 10-0 Home Record in regular-season play. They are the second APSU team to finish a regular-season home schedule unbeaten (1992, 13-0).

In addition, they are one of 13 Division I teams with an active double-digit home win streak (13 games).

2018 APSU Volleyball - Logan CargerWith its 23 wins in 2018, Austin Peay has recorded 20-Plus wins in three consecutive seasons for the third time in program history.

The Govs previous accomplished the feat in 1991-93 (70-33) and 2008-10 (70-28). Austin Peay is 77-21 since the start of the 2016 campaign.

Junior libero Ginny Gerig was named OVC Co-Defensive Player of the Week, Monday, after averaging 6.22 digs per set. She posted a career-high 30 digs in the five-set win at EKU and preceded that with a 26-dig effort at Murray State that was her career best in a four-set match.

2018 APSU Volleyball - Kaylee TaffSenior middle blocker Logan Carger also had an impressive performance in last week’s action, leading the Govs with 10 blocks (1.11/set) while adding 25 kills (2.78/set). She had a match-best 14 kills at Murray State.

Senior setter Kristen Stucker became the fourth Govs setter to record 1,000 season assists three times during their career. It is just the latest accolade for the senior setter who passed 4,000 career assists and 1,000 career digs earlier this season.

Senior middle blocker Kaylee Taff has quietly pieced together a strong second half to the OVC schedule, with 44 kills (2.10/set) and 16 blocks (0.76/set) over the last six matches.

 

Stucker Moves To Second

2018 APSU Volleyball - Kristen StuckerSenior setter Kristen Stucker broke Austin Peay State University’s single-season assists record last season while also becoming the first Govs setter to record 1,500 assists in a season.

This season, she resumed her climb up APSU’s career assists list, moving into second in the Govs win against Southeast Missouri, October 2nd, 2018.

Entering this week with 4,514 career assists, Stucker now targets the No. 1 spot, which lies 371 assists ahead.


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