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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball lose to No. 8 Purdue in hard fought game

 

Austin Peay Sports Information Office

Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBowling Green, KY – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team put forth a valiant effort but fell in three sets (23-25, 17-25, 14-25) to No. 8 Purdue, Friday afternoon, in the opening match of the Holiday Inn University Plaza Invitational at E.A. Diddle Arena.

Austin Peay freshman Christina White led Lady Govs Volleyball with 10 kills against No. 8 Purdue. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay freshman Christina White led Lady Govs Volleyball with 10 kills against No. 8 Purdue. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (3-5) put a scare into nationally-ranked Purdue in the opening set, forcing nine ties and four lead changes. The Lady Govs scored four straight points, forcing a Purdue timeout and taking an 18-15 lead.

Purdue responded with a 6-1 run to take a 21-19 lead and would hold that advantage the set’s remainder.

Purdue (9-0) asserted itself after the opening set, winning sets two and three in wire-to-wire fashion. The Boilermakers opened both sets with a 12-3 burst and never looked back.

“We finally played with some urgency against Purdue,” said Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott. “The scores may not reflect it but that was our best effort to date. We competed and did not play timid against Purdue.”

Mott started a pair of freshmen in Friday’s tournament opener as outside hitter Ashley Slay joined Christina White in the starting lineup. White led the APSU offense with 10 kills – a third of the squad’s 30 total kills. Slay had three kills and two blocks in her first collegiate start.

Sam Epenesa led Purdue with 13 kills and three blocks. Annie Drews added 10 kills without an attack error, posting a .476 attack percentage. The Boilermakers recorded 45 kills with a .290 attack percentage.

Austin Peay continues play at the Holiday Inn University Plaza Invitational with a 5:00pm contest against Western Michigan.

Box Score

Austin Peay 0 vs Purdue 3

Set Scores 1 2 3 Team Records
Purdue (3) 25 25 25 7-0
Austin Peay (0) 23 17 14 3-6

 


Austin Peay (3-6)

## Player SP K E TA PCT A E SA SE RE DIG BS BA Pts
4 EBRIGHT, Sammie 2 1 2 8 -.125 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.0
6 SLAY, Ashley 3 3 6 12 -.250 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4.0
7 MARSELLIS, Aubrey 3 5 0 10 .500 14 0 1 1 0 11 0 1 6.5
11 WHITE, Christina 3 10 7 30 .100 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 11.0
14 STOTTS, Jada 3 5 4 27 .037 2 0 1 0 0 15 0 1 6.5
15 PLYBON, Hillary 3 3 1 12 .167 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 3.5
1 FIELDS, Cami 3 0 0 1 .000 11 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0.0
3 ADAMS, April 3 0 0 0 .000 1 0 1 0 0 11 0 0 1.0
10 STROTHER, Samantha 2 3 1 8 .250 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 3.5
Totals 25 30 21 108 .083 30 0 4 5 1 46 0 6 37.0

 

Team Attack By Set
Set K E TA Pct
1 11 5 33 .182
2 10 9 42 .024
3 9 7 33 .061

 

 

Total Team Blocks: 3.0
LEADERS:

Kills-Aces-Blocks:
WHITE, Christina (10-1-0); MARSELLIS, Aubrey (5-1-1); STOTTS, Jada (5-1-1); SLAY, Ashley (3-0-2); PLYBON, Hillary (3-0-1); STROTHER, Samantha (3-0-1); EBRIGHT, Sammie (1-0-0)Assists: MARSELLIS, Aubrey (14); FIELDS, Cami (11); STOTTS, Jada (2); PLYBON, Hillary (2); ADAMS, April (1)

Digs: STOTTS, Jada (15); MARSELLIS, Aubrey (11); ADAMS, April (11); WHITE, Christina (3); EBRIGHT, Sammie (2); PLYBON, Hillary (2); FIELDS, Cami (1); STROTHER, Samantha (1)

 

Purdue (7-0)

## Player SP K E TA PCT A E SA SE RE DIG BS BA Pts
2 Nichol, Val 3 5 2 11 .273 24 0 0 1 0 6 0 1 5.5
4 Epenesa, Sam 3 13 2 26 .423 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 3 14.5
5 Evans, Ashley 3 1 3 13 -.154 0 0 0 2 2 13 0 1 1.5
12 Jones, Kierra 3 4 2 10 .200 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 6.0
18 Drews, Annie 3 10 0 21 .476 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 10.5
20 Cuttino, Danielle 3 7 3 11 .364 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 8.0
1 Dimke, Lydia 3 0 0 2 .000 14 0 1 1 0 5 0 0 1.0
6 Workman, Kate 3 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0.0
7 Neill, Amanda 3 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0 1 10 0 0 0.0
10 Stahl, Azariah 3 3 2 7 .143 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.0
15 Rohrsen, Linnea 1 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
16 Fisher, Kaisley 1 2 0 6 .333 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0
Totals 32 45 14 107 .290 39 0 1 4 4 49 0 12 52.0

 

 

Team Attack By Set
Set K E TA Pct
1 17 8 37 .243
2 13 2 38 .289
3 15 4 32 .344

 

Total Team Blocks: 6.0
LEADERS:
Kills-Aces-Blocks:Epenesa, Sam (13-0-3); Drews, Annie (10-0-1); Cuttino, Danielle (7-0-2); Nichol, Val (5-0-1); Jones, Kierra (4-0-4); Stahl, Azariah (3-0-0); Fisher, Kaisley (2-0-0); Evans, Ashley (1-0-1)Assists: Nichol, Val (24); Dimke, Lydia (14); Neill, Amanda (1)

Digs: Evans, Ashley (13); Neill, Amanda (10); Epenesa, Sam (8); Nichol, Val (6); Dimke, Lydia (5); Workman, Kate (4); Drews, Annie (2); Jones, Kierra (1)


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