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Instant Peay Play: Huge tests await APSU Govs this week in key OVC matchups

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – When you get into conference play each game is important, but for Austin Peay State University’s football, soccer and volleyball teams this maybe the biggest week of the year so far and one that may set the stage for the rest of the season.

For football, which is still looking for its first win of the season despite putting on a strong showing versus No. 16-ranked Eastern Illinois last Saturday, they renew their rivalry with Murray State – the last team they defeated back on October 18th, 2014 – and the only other team in the Ohio Valley Conference yet to win a game this season.

Austin Peay's Football, Volleyball and Soccer Teams face big tests this week.

Austin Peay’s Football, Volleyball and Soccer Teams face big tests this week.

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APSU Football’s Kyran Moore Named OVC Specialist of the Week

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – After his 98-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to open the second half on the road at No. 16 Eastern Illinois Saturday, the Ohio Valley Conference honored Kyran Moore with OVC Specialist of the Week.

Moore, a junior from Bessemer, AL, knotted the game at 21 when he took the opening kickoff in the second half 98 yards to the house for the score.

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Austin Peay State University Football hangs with #16 Eastern Illinois Saturday

 

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APSU Football - Austin Peay State UniversityCharleston, IL – Austin Peay State University’s football team showcased its offensive prowess against one of the nation’s top teams, but fell short on the road at No. 16 Eastern Illinois, 56-35, Saturday at O’Brien Field.

Austin Peay junior wide receiver Jared Beard scored two touchdowns Saturday in loss to Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay junior wide receiver Jared Beard scored two touchdowns Saturday in loss to Eastern Illinois. (APSU Sports Information)

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APSU Volleyball sweeps UT Martin for Sixth Straight Win

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Junior Kaitlyn Teeter had 14 kills, leading Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team to a three-set victory (25-21, 25-21, 25-16) against UT Martin, Saturday afternoon in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Volleyball sweeps UT Martin at the Dunn Center Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball sweeps UT Martin at the Dunn Center Saturday. (APSU Sports Information)

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Govs host APSU Cross Country Invitational, Saturday

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University men and women’s cross country teams will host the annual Austin Peay Cross Country Invitational, Saturday, at the Hilldale Baptist Church Family Life Center.

The event will feature the largest field of competitors in its three-year history, with nine collegiate schools and two additional groups – Jamul Toads and Nashville Harriers – competing. Joining the Governors in the field are Bethel, Evansville, Lindsey Wilson, Lipscomb, Memphis, Murray State, Sewanee, Welch College and West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

APSU Cross Country Invitational set for Saturday, September 24th. (APSU Sports Information)

APSU Cross Country Invitational set for Saturday, September 24th. (APSU Sports Information)

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Home game times announced for APSU Basketball

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University released game times for the 2016-17 men and women’s basketball home schedule, Thursday.

With 31 home contests lining the schedule, Austin Peay fans will have plenty of chances to get out to the Dunn Center to see both second-year head coach David Midlick‘s women’s team and the defending Ohio Valley Conference Tournament champion APSU men’s basketball team in action.

Fans get their season and single-game tickets now by calling 931.221.PEAY (7329) or visiting www.LetsGoPeay.com/sporttix

Austin Peay State University's Dunn Center court. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

Austin Peay State University’s Dunn Center court. (Taylor Slifko, APSU)

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Instant Peay Play: APSU Volleyball Govs surging as start of OVC schedule looms

 

Instant Peay Play - APSU SportsClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team should be riding a swell of confidence this week, as they prepare for the beginning of the Ohio Valley Conference part of their schedule this coming weekend, after winning The Citadel Bulldog Invitational.

The Governors went 4-0 at the invitational – winning 12 of 13 sets played overall — picking up wins over The Citadel, Charleston Southern, Elon and Savannah State.

It is the best in-season tournament finish for APSU since the Govs took second place at the University of Tennessee Invitational – with a 3-1 mark — back on September 18th-20th, 2014.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball Team. (APSU Sports Information)

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Two Govs Finish in Second At APSU Fall Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Tennis - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Two Govs finish in second place as the Austin Peay State women’s tennis team completed its fall home tournament, the APSU Fall Invitational.

In Flight 1, Lidia Yanes Garcia opened play with a bye before cruising to the finals after a pair of straight set wins. She defeated UT-Martin’s Assel Jumamukhambetova 6-3, 6-1 in the quarterfinals before topping Lewis’ Dora Andrejszki, 6-1, 6-1 in the semifinals.

Austin Peay Tennis' Ana Alberston and Lidia Yanes Garcia place second at APSU Fall Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Tennis’ Ana Alberston and Lidia Yanes Garcia place second at APSU Fall Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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Taylor Goodley and Ashton Goodley lead APSU Women’s Golf to sixth-place finish

 

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APSU Women's Golf - Austin Peay State UniversityLedbetter, KY – Austin Peay State University women’s golf saved its best for last at the Drake Creek Invitational, posting a final-round 303 that doubled as its best of the tournament.

Although the 303 was APSU’s best round, the Govs and Southern Illinois were leapfrogged by Murray State’s final-round 294 on their home course, which dropped the Salukis to fifth and the Governors to sixth overall.

Austin Peay Women's Golf places sixth at Drake Creek Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf places sixth at Drake Creek Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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After 36 holes, APSU Women’s Golf in fifth at Drake Creek Invitational

 

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APSU Women's Golf - Austin Peay State UniversityLedbetter, KY – Consistency was key for Austin Peay State University women’s golf in Monday’s 36-hole outing at the Drake Creek Invitational, which finds the Govs in fifth place with 18 holes to play.

How consistent? The Govs shot 306 as a team in the first round… and 306 again in the second.

Austin Peay Women's Golf consistant at Drake Creek Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Golf consistant at Drake Creek Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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