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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball drops first match to Troy at Big Orange Bash

 

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClemson, SC – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team dropped its season-opening match to Troy in three sets (25-20, 25-17, 29-27), Friday afternoon, at the Big Orange Bash.

APSU falls to Troy in first match at Big Orange Bash (APSU Sports Information)

APSU falls to Troy in first match at Big Orange Bash (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (0-1) could not get out of the starting blocks against Troy, falling in wire-to-wire fashion in the first set. The Lady Govs were able to gain an early 2-2 tie in the second set, but a 9-4 Trojans run broke the set open.

“We got off to a slow start and struggled with our serve receive,” said Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott. “Troy was very athletic and did a great job on serve receive and defensively.”

The Lady Govs showed some life in the third set, forcing 15 ties and five lead changes. Troy got to set point first, 24-22, but Austin Peay got points of junior Aubrey Marsellis’ kill, then a block by Marsellis and senior Hillary Plybon to force a 24-24 tie. Marsellis notched a third straight point with her kill giving APSU its first set point of the match, 25-24.

Troy (1-0) rallied with back-to-back point to get back to match point at 26-25. Austin Peay would fend off that point and another at 27-26, but could not regain the lead. The service game proved the difference in the match as an Austin Peay service error gave Troy match point at 28-27 and they capitalized with Madeleine Bouillion’s service ace to close the match.

“Aubrey and Liz did a good job offensively,” said Mott. “Cami had a good match at setter. We just weren’t able to overcome our slow start and problems in serve receive. It will be a short turnaround, but that may be a good thing for us.”

Senior Liz Landon led Austin Peay with 12 kills and a .500 attack percentage. Senior Jada Stotts added 11 kills at a .222 attack percentage while chipping in 18 digs. Marsellis had eight kills without an error (.615 attack percentage) and had 16 assists. Senior Cami Fields had a team-best 22 assists.

Austin Peay could not tame the Troy offense, which posted 45 kills and a .427 attack percentage in the three-set match. Preseason All-Sun Belt selection Marija Zelenovic led the Trojans with 16 kills and a .481 attack percentage.

Austin Peay returns to action at the Big Orange Bash when they meet host Clemson in a 6:00pm match today.

Box Score

Troy 3 vs Austin Peay 0

Set Scores 1 2 3 Team Records
Austin Peay (0) 20 17 27 0-1
Troy (3) 25 25 29 1-0

 


 

Troy (1-0)

## Player SP K E TA PCT A E SA SE RE DIG BS BA PTS
2 Cheatham, Kiah 3 5 1 8 .500 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 3 7.5
4 Bouillion, Madeleine 3 0 0 1 .000 1 0 2 1 1 5 0 0 2.0
11 Zelenovic, Marija 3 16 3 27 .481 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 2 17.0
16 Winston, Blair 3 7 0 20 .350 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 8.0
18 Waggoner, Tineille 3 2 1 4 .250 34 0 1 0 0 5 0 2 4.0
19 Griff, Darby 3 6 1 15 .333 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 7.0
1 Curran, Kelley 2 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
3 Dowdall, Ali 3 0 0 0 .000 4 0 0 3 1 7 0 0 0.0
5 Shaw, Symone 3 9 1 14 .571 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 11.0
6 Nero, Avalon 3 0 0 0 .000 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 1.0
TM TEAM 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 30 45 7 89 .427 39 0 5 9 6 28 2 11 57.5

 

Team Attack By Set
Set K E TA Pct
1 14 1 27 .481
2 15 5 25 .400
3 16 1 37 .405

 

 

Total Team Blocks: 7.5

LEADERS:
Kills-Aces-Blocks: Zelenovic, Marija (16-0-2); Shaw, Symone (9-0-3); Winston, Blair (7-0-1); Griff, Darby (6-0-2); Cheatham, Kiah (5-1-3); Waggoner, Tineille (2-1-2)

Assists: Waggoner, Tineille (34); Dowdall, Ali (4); Bouillion, Madeleine (1)

Digs: Dowdall, Ali (7); Bouillion, Madeleine (5); Waggoner, Tineille (5); Zelenovic, Marija (4); Nero, Avalon (3); Winston, Blair (2); Cheatham, Kiah (1); Griff, Darby (1)

 

Austin Peay (0-1)

## Player SP K E TA PCT A E SA SE RE DIG BS BA PTS
1 FIELDS, Cami 3 0 2 3 -.667 22 0 2 2 0 6 0 0 2.0
7 MARSELLIS, Aubrey 3 8 0 13 .615 16 0 0 1 0 2 0 2 9.0
8 LANDON, Liz 3 12 2 20 .500 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 13.0
10 STROTHER, Samantha 2 3 0 7 .429 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 3.0
14 STOTTS, Jada 3 11 5 27 .222 1 0 0 3 1 4 0 0 11.0
15 PLYBON, Hillary 3 5 1 9 .444 0 0 2 2 0 4 0 2 8.0
3 ADAMS, April 3 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 0.0
4 EBRIGHT, Sammie 3 2 2 6 .000 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
6 SLAY, Ashley 1 0 1 1 -1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
11 WHITE, Christina 2 0 1 3 -.333 0 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 1.0
13 LITCHFIELD, Syd 2 0 1 1 -1.000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 28 41 15 90 .289 40 0 6 12 5 33 0 4 49.0

 

Team Attack By Set
Set K E TA Pct
1 15 5 30 .333
2 8 5 20 .150
3 18 5 40 .325

 

 

Total Team Blocks: 2.0

LEADERS:
Kills-Aces-Blocks: LANDON, Liz (12-1-0); STOTTS, Jada (11-0-0); MARSELLIS, Aubrey (8-0-2); PLYBON, Hillary (5-2-2); STROTHER, Samantha (3-0-0); EBRIGHT, Sammie (2-0-0)

Assists: FIELDS, Cami (22); MARSELLIS, Aubrey (16); STOTTS, Jada (1); EBRIGHT, Sammie (1)

Digs: ADAMS, April (8); FIELDS, Cami (6); STOTTS, Jada (4); PLYBON, Hillary (4); WHITE, Christina (4); STROTHER, Samantha (3); MARSELLIS, Aubrey (2); LANDON, Liz (1); EBRIGHT, Sammie (1)

 


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