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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball loses to Morehead State; eliminated from OVC Tournament

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUMorehead, KY – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team had top-seed Morehead State on the ropes but could not find the finishing blow and dropped a five-set decision (25-20, 25-23, 19-25, 21-25, 4-15), Friday night, in the Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Championship’s semifinal round at Wetherby Gymnasium.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball eliminated from OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball eliminated from OVC Tournament. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (13-22) posted come-from-behind victories in the first two sets as its offense and blocking were both top notch. The Lady Govs scored 25 kills at a .221 clip, but more impressively posted 10 blocks in the two sets.

Senior Lauren Henderson and junior Jada Stotts each had seven kills while junior Hillary Plybon chipped in six kills. That trio also combined on seven of the team’s 10 blocks.

Hillary PlybonMorehead State (26-7) climbed back into the match with a gritty win in the third set as neither team’s offense was effective, the Eagles hitting nine kills at .077 clip while the Lady Govs were held to nine kills and a .000 pace. The Eagles offense warmed up in the fourth set with 13 kills and a .216 attack percentage in a wire-to-wire victory.

Morehead State continued to build on its momentum, going errorless in the fifth set and needing just six kills to secure a 15-4 victory. The Lady Govs offense swooned to a four-kill, eight-error performance in the final set.

After its quick start, Austin Peay’s offense could not find its rhythm after the break. The Lady Govs recorded only 28 kills in the final three sets but committed 27 attack errors (.010 attack percentage). In addition, after 10 blocks in the first two sets, the Lady Govs recorded only four blocks the match’s remainder.

Lauren Henderson“The team is heartbroken,” said Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott. “We had the match in our grasp in let it slip away. We committed too many errors in the final sets. Morehead State gained momentum as the match went on and we couldn’t hold them off.”

Henderson led Austin Peay’s offense with an 18-kill, six-block performance in her final career outing. Stotts recorded 11 kills and six blocks. Plybon chipped in nine kills and six blocks.

Aryn Bohannon led Morehead State with a 17-kill performance. Alex Fitzmorris chipped in 10 kills.

 

Box Score

Austin Peay vs Morehead State
November 22nd, 2013 | Morehead, KY

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 0 0 1 .000 25 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 0 0.0
7 MARSELLIS, Aubrey 5 8 8 28 .000 21 0 1 0 7 0 6 1 1 11.0
10 STROTHER, Samantha 5 4 4 16 .000 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 4.5
12 HENDERSON, Lauren 5 18 6 37 .324 1 2 4 0 3 2 4 2 1 24.0
14 STOTTS, Jada 5 11 8 55 .055 0 0 0 1 14 1 5 0 0 14.5
15 PLYBON, Hillary 5 9 4 21 .238 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 0 0 13.0
4 EBRIGHT, Sammie 4 3 5 21 -.095 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3.0
5 BALES, Lizzy 5 0 0 2 .000 0 0 1 1 11 0 0 0 0 0.0
13 LITCHFIELD, Syd 5 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 5 19 0 0 0 0 0.0
TEAM 1
Totals 5 53 35 181 .099 47 3 8 8 74 3 22 3 2 70.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 14.0

 

 

TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 13 5 35 .229 14-20 69%
2 12 3 42 .214 12-24 50%
3 9 9 34 .000 9-24 37%
4 15 10 44 .114 14-25 56%
5 4 8 26 -.154 3-14 21%
52-107 48%
SET SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS
Austin Peay (2) 25 25 19 21 4 13-22
Morehead State (3) 20 23 25 25 15 26-7

 

Morehead State ATTACK SET SERVE SRV DEF BLOCK GEN
## Player SP K E TA PCT A SA SE RE DIG BS BA BE BHE Points
1 NICHOL, Bailey 5 2 3 8 -.125 47 0 2 1 7 1 2 1 1 4.0
2 McDERMOTT, Laura 5 8 7 28 .036 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 10.0
4 FITZMORRIS, Alex 5 10 2 29 .276 0 0 0 0 4 1 3 1 0 12.5
5 SIGALA, Hannah 5 9 3 25 .240 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 10.5
6 SMITH, Courtney 5 8 9 42 -.024 1 2 0 1 16 1 1 0 0 11.5
9 BOHANNON, Aryn 5 17 6 43 .256 0 2 2 1 13 0 1 0 0 19.5
8 SILVER, Stacy 4 0 0 0 .000 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.0
10 SCHELLHAAS, Leslie 5 0 1 2 -.500 4 3 0 0 29 0 0 0 0 3.0
12 ROTH, Lindsey 5 0 0 1 .000 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 5 54 31 178 .129 53 8 5 3 79 3 14 5 1 72.0
TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0

 

 

TEAM ATTACK BY SET
Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct
1 9 8 40 .025 14-25 56%
2 17 11 59 .102 11-24 45%
3 9 7 26 .077 10-20 50%
4 13 5 37 .216 14-21 66%
5 6 0 16 .375 4-5 80%
53-95 55%
Site: Morehead, Ky. (Wetherby Gym)
Date: Nov 22, 2013 Attend: 890 Time: 2:06
Referees: Bob Bayless, Felix Madeira
1 2 3 4 5 Total
Tie scores 9 7 4 1 2 23
Lead changes 5 3 3 0 2 13

 


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