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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball beats Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in four sets

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – Junior Samantha Strother led all hitters with 15 kills and Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team rallied to post a four-set victory (18-25, 26-24, 25-17, 25-21)  against Tennessee Tech, Friday night, at the Dunn Center.

Junior Samantha Strother had 15 kills in Austin Peay's win over Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

Junior Samantha Strother had 15 kills in Austin Peay’s win over Tennessee Tech. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay (12-15, 6-5 OVC) got off to a quick start in the opening set, leading 6-2. Tennessee Tech broke the Lady Govs momentum and used a 7-0 run, including three Kellie Williams kills, to build a 12-9 advantage.

The Lady Govs could not recover and ultimately trailed by six points before falling 25-18.

The second set was more closely fought with 12 ties and two lead changes. The first lead change came when Tennessee Tech notched back-to-back kills to take a 2-1 lead. The Golden Eagles lead would reach six points, 14-8, after an Austin Peay error.

APSU's Jada StottsFrom there the Lady Govs used an 8-2 run, spurred by kills from five different hitters, to tie the set 16-16. That began a series where the teams traded points, with the bulk of the 12 ties occurring in the final stretch. Austin Peay would fend off a set point with a Jada Stotts kill then an Aubrey Marsellis block gave APSU its first set point, which it immediately converted with another Stotts kill, 26-24.

Austin Peay rode the momentum of its come-back win to post a wire-to-wire victory in the third set. The Lady Govs broke out to a 9-1 lead, Stotts recording three kills and two service aces. Tennessee Tech would close to within five points, 21-16, but an Austin Peay timeout and a Hillary Plybon kill ended the threat. The Lady Govs scored the final three points to secure the 25-17 win.

APSU's Hillary PlybonThe fourth set was close early, with four ties in the opening 14 points, as Austin Peay charged out to a 4-1 lead only to watch Tennessee Tech use a pair of service aces to tie the set 5-5.

The Lady Govs gained breathing room again with a 3-0 run to build a 10-7 lead.

They would maintain that lead until late in the set when the Golden Eagles closed within a point, 20-19. But back-to-back kills by Marsellis and Slay stabilized APSU’s lead and they closed the frame with back-to-back kills by Strother and Plybon to win the match.

APSU's Samantha StrotherStrother’s 15 kills – she had seven in the tide-turning second set – were one shy of her career best and came while she hit .382. Marsellis chipped in a career-high tying 12 kills while Stotts (11 kills) and Plybon (10) also reached double-digit kill territory.

Austin Peay finished with 57 kills and a .213 attack percentage. However, the Lady Govs had 48 kills and hit .248 in the final three sets.

Cody Dodd led Tennessee Tech with 14 kills, but was limited to a .163 attack percentage. The Golden Eagles recorded 47 kills but posted just a .188 attack percentage.

Austin Peay closes out its home schedule with a 1:00pm, Saturday contest against Jacksonville State.

Box Score

Tennessee Tech 1 vs Austin Peay 3

Set Scores 1 2 3 4 Team Records
Austin Peay (3) 18 26 25 25 12-15, 6-5 OVC
Tennessee Tech (1) 25 24 17 21 11-16, 6-5 OVC


Tennessee Tech (11-16, 6-5 OVC)

## Player SP K E TA PCT A E SA SE RE DIG BS BA Points
6 Alyssa Povey 4 7 2 15 .333 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3 10.5
7 Sharon Anderson 4 3 0 13 .231 37 0 0 0 0 7 0 3 4.5
14 Jordan Wachowiak 3 5 1 8 .500 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6.5
22 K’Vonna Johnson 4 9 3 20 .300 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 9.5
24 Kennedy Wade 4 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 0.0
29 Cody Dodd 4 14 6 49 .163 1 0 3 4 3 12 1 1 18.5
2 Courtney Smith 4 0 1 2 -.500 4 0 1 1 0 28 0 0 1.0
3 Allison Morrett 4 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0.0
8 Madison Keyes 2 2 2 5 .000 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 2.5
18 Kellie Williams 4 7 5 32 .063 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 9.0
TM TEAM 2 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 39 47 20 144 .188 44 0 4 8 6 64 6 10 62.0

 

Team Attack By Set
Set K E TA Pct
1 14 5 31 .290
2 14 3 39 .282
3 9 6 36 .083
4 10 6 38 .105

 

 

Total Team Blocks: 11.0
LEADERS:
Kills-Aces-Blocks:Cody Dodd (14-3-2); K’Vonna Johnson (9-0-1); Alyssa Povey (7-0-5); Kellie Williams (7-0-2); Jordan Wachowiak (5-0-2); Sharon Anderson (3-0-3); Madison Keyes (2-0-1)Assists:Sharon Anderson (37); Courtney Smith (4); Allison Morrett (2); Cody Dodd (1)Digs: Courtney Smith (28); Cody Dodd (12); Sharon Anderson (7); Allison Morrett (6); K’Vonna Johnson (4); Kennedy Wade (4); Alyssa Povey (1); Madison Keyes (1); Kellie Williams (1)

Austin Peay (12-15, 6-5 OVC)

## Player SP K E TA PCT A E SA SE RE DIG BS BA Points
3 ADAMS, April 4 0 0 0 .000 2 0 1 1 0 13 0 0 1.0
4 EBRIGHT, Sammie 2 0 3 8 -.375 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1.0
7 MARSELLIS, Aubrey 4 12 2 24 .417 23 0 0 1 0 9 2 0 14.0
8 LANDON, Liz 2 2 1 8 .125 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2.0
14 STOTTS, Jada 4 11 11 34 .000 1 0 2 2 0 19 0 1 13.5
15 PLYBON, Hillary 4 10 1 19 .474 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 10.0
1 FIELDS, Cami 4 1 0 4 .250 28 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 1.0
5 BALES, Lizzy 4 0 1 1 -1.000 1 0 2 1 2 14 0 0 2.0
6 SLAY, Ashley 3 6 3 20 .150 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 7.5
10 STROTHER, Samantha 4 15 2 34 .382 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 15.0
17 FERGUSON, Kelly 2 0 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2.0
TM TEAM 2 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0.0
Totals 39 57 24 155 .213 55 0 6 7 4 70 4 4 69.0

 

 

Team Attack By Set
Set K E TA Pct
1 9 7 30 .067
2 18 6 44 .273
3 15 5 42 .238
4 15 6 39 .231

 

Total Team Blocks: 6.0
LEADERS:
Kills-Aces-Blocks:STROTHER, Samantha (15-0-0); MARSELLIS, Aubrey (12-0-2); STOTTS, Jada (11-2-1); PLYBON, Hillary (10-0-0); SLAY, Ashley (6-0-2); LANDON, Liz (2-0-0); FIELDS, Cami (1-0-0)Assists:FIELDS, Cami (28); MARSELLIS, Aubrey (23); ADAMS, April (2); STOTTS, Jada (1); BALES, Lizzy (1)Digs: STOTTS, Jada (19); BALES, Lizzy (14); ADAMS, April (13); MARSELLIS, Aubrey (9); PLYBON, Hillary (6); FIELDS, Cami (4); STROTHER, Samantha (2); EBRIGHT, Sammie (1); LANDON, Liz (1); SLAY, Ashley (1)

 


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