Austin Peay def. Southeast Missouri, 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-17)
Senior opposite hitter Kirstin Distler recorded her 1,000th career kill as Austin Peay’s volleyball team won a three-set (25-14, 25-10, 25-17) sweep of Southeast Missouri, Saturday, in Ohio Valley Conference action at the Dunn Center.
Austin Peay (17-6, 9-2 OVC) led wire-to-wire in each of the three sets and posted 52 kills and a .288 attack percentage in the contest. Senior outside hitter Stephanie Champine led the offensive effort with 22 kills and an impressive .419 attack percentage, recording eight kills in each of the first two sets.
Distler, a fourth-year senior from Louisville, Ky., became the ninth Lady Govs player to record 1,000 kills. She also became only the sixth APSU player to record both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in their career. Distler entered the season with 1,004 digs after surpassing 1,000 digs in the conference tournament last season.
Southeast Missouri (9-14, 5-7) could not get its offense on track, finishing with just 22 kills and a .101 attack percentage. That included a dismal second-set performance where the Redhawks had just three kills and four attack errors en route to a 25-10 loss.
Junior middle blocker Emily Hughes and senior outside hitter Karleigh DeLong each had eight kills to lead the Southeast Missouri offense.
Austin Peay returns to the road for a five-match road trip, beginning with a key Friday conference matchup against third-place Morehead State.