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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball falls to Middle Tennessse Blue Raiders

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMurfreesboro, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team rallied from a two-set deficit but fell in five-sets (21-25, 16-25, 25-18, 25-18, 15-10) at Middle Tennessee, Saturday, in its final match of the MT Invitational.

Senior Lauren Henderson had 12 kills in the Lady Govs five-set loss at Middle Tennessee, Saturday. (Brittney Sparn - APSU Sports Information)

Senior Lauren Henderson had 12 kills in the Lady Govs five-set loss at Middle Tennessee, Saturday.
(Brittney Sparn – APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (2-6) got off to a slow start in the opening set and trailed by seven points, 17-10, as Middle Tennessee’s offense did not commit an error in that opening stretch.

The Lady Govs slowly reeled the match back in and used a six-point run to cut the deficit to one point, 22-21. However, they could not tie the set and the Blue Raiders scored the final three points to secure the win, 25-21.

Cami FieldsMiddle Tennessee (4-2) slowly took control in the second set, overcoming an initial Austin Peay lead to build a 14-10 advantage. The Blue Raiders finished the set with an 11-6 run that saw the Lady Govs record just one kill to post the 25-16 win.

Middle Tennessee looked poised to run away with the third set, leading 9-7 after a five-point run. Austin Peay was hitting “negative” with more errors (4) than kills (2) at that point. However, the Lady Govs recovered offensively with nine kills in their final 14 swings. Cami Fields tacked on back-to-back service aces for a 17-12 advantage that cemented the lead and Austin Peay rolled to the 25-18 victory.

Lauren HendersonAustin Peay carried the magic into the fourth set, jumping out to a 12-4 lead thanks to eight kills. The Lady Govs pushed the lead to 10 points, 20-10, after a Samantha Strother kill. Middle Tennessee would chip away at the lead late; closing to within six points twice, but could not erase the deficit before Austin Peay won 25-18.

Middle Tennessee took advantage of a trio of Austin Peay errors early in the fifth set, taking a 3-1 lead. Austin Peay could not close that gap and surrendered a 4-1 run that saw MTSU’s lead grow to 11-6. The Blue Raiders would not surrender that lead and won the match with a 15-10 set win.

Calyn Hull“I’m proud of the way the team fought back against Middle Tennessee,” said Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott. “We didn’t play well defensively in the first two sets but made the adjustment at the break. Our offense showed more life in the third and fourth sets as well. We weren’t able to maintain the momentum in the fifth set. Overall, I believe we made some big progress this weekend.”

Senior Calyn Hull led the Lady Govs with a 19-kill performance, posting a .359 attack percentage. Senior Lauren Henderson chipped in 12 kills at a .450 clip while freshman Samantha Strother and junior Hillary Plybon each added nine kills.

Jale Hervey led Middle Tennessee with 15 kills and a .400 attack percentage. Chelsea Ross added 14 kills.

Austin Peay will return to action when it meets Tennessee in the opening match of the Comcast Lady Vol Classic, Thursday.


Box Score

Austin Peay vs Middle Tennessee
(September 7th, 2013 at Murfreesboro, TN)

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 5 1 0 1 1.000 36 2 0 0 13 0 1 0 7 3.5
2 HULL, Calyn 5 19 5 39 .359 0 0 2 2 9 0 0 0 0 19.0
4 EBRIGHT, Sammie 5 6 6 26 .000 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 6.5
10 STROTHER, Samantha 5 9 5 27 .148 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 0 9.5
12 HENDERSON, Lauren 5 12 3 20 .450 2 0 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 13.0
15 PLYBON, Hillary 5 9 3 16 .375 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 1 11.5
3 ADAMS, April 5 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0
5 BALES, Lizzy 5 0 0 0 .000 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 1.0
7 MARSELLIS, Aubrey 3 0 1 1 -1.000 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
13 LITCHFIELD, Syd 4 0 1 1 -1.000 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 5 56 24 131 .244 51 3 5 8 46 2 6 1 8 64.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 14 7 30 .233 13-25 51%
2 9 5 25 .160 10-24 41%
3 11 4 27 .259 11-19 57%
4 15 5 31 .323 11-18 61%
5 7 3 18 .222 9-15 60%
54-101 53%
SET SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS
Austin Peay (2) 21 16 25 25 10 2-6
Middle Tennessee (3) 25 25 18 18 15 4-2

 

 

Middle Tennessee ATTACK SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
## Player SP K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE BHE Points
5 DE FREITAS, Ailime 5 0 0 0 .000 27 2 1 0 6 0 0 2 1 2.0
7 HERVEY, Jale 5 15 3 30 .400 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 16.5
10 ROSS, Chelsea 5 14 8 46 .130 2 1 4 3 13 0 2 0 0 16.0
16 MARSHALL, Monet 5 7 4 22 .136 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 8.5
21 SHAUGHNESSY, Rachel 5 2 2 9 .000 1 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 6.0
23 RICHARDSON, Tyler 5 9 2 15 .467 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 12.0
1 ANDERTON, Shelby 5 2 0 3 .667 20 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 2 3.0
2 HOWARD, Kendall 5 0 0 0 .000 3 2 3 0 17 0 0 0 0 2.0
12 HEADRICK, Kristina 5 0 0 0 .000 0 1 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 1.0
14 JOHNSON, Jazmyne 5 6 4 12 .167 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 2 0 8.0
20 SHADE, Miri 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 5 55 23 137 .234 53 8 12 3 47 2 20 5 3 75.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.0
TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 14 5 26 .346 13-21 61%
2 10 3 24 .292 11-17 64%
3 12 7 34 .147 10-24 41%
4 10 6 33 .121 11-25 43%
5 9 2 20 .350 9-10 89%
54-97 55%
Site: Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Alumni Memorial Gym)
Date: Sep 07, 2013 Attend: 483 Time: 1:58
Referees: Mic Huffman, James Kirkpatrick
1 2 3 4 5 Total
Tie scores 2 3 4 1 1 11
Lead changes 1 1 4 0 1 7

 


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