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Instant Peay Play: Dog Days of Summer signify Fall Sports to report soon for Austin Peay State University

 

Legends Bank, Clarksville TNClarksville, TN – With temperatures in the mid to high 90’s recently, as well as a heat index well above 100, is doesn’t feel like Austin Peay State University’s fall sports are nearing their respective reporting dates to kick off the 2015-16 school year; but they are quickly approaching.

The Lady Govs soccer team will be among the first to report, with the squad having its first of two home exhibition matches coming versus Indiana State, in just 21 days away on August 11h, with its regular-season opener coming 10 days after that on August 21st against Alabama-Birmingham.

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Austin Peay’s soccer team is coming off a disappointing 4-12-1 season in 2014 – including a 3-6-1 mark in Ohio Valley Conference play – where their offence only managed 1.1 goals per match.

Head coach Kelley Guth, who enters her 14th season leading the Lady Govs, will have a young squad that features 28 players, with just four players are seniors or graduate returners to go with seven juniors, eight sophomores and nine true or red-shirted freshmen.

The Austin Peay volleyball team will also have a quick turnaround from its reporting date in early August to its first match on August 28th, when they open on the road at the Purdue Mortar Board Tournament in West Lafayette, IN versus Ohio.

Its first home match will be on September 1st when they host Evansville at the Dunn Center.

The Lady Govs are coming off a 14-19 season in 2014 – including a 8-8 mark in conference play, with head coach Taylor Mott enters her fourth season at the helm.

Mott will welcome a squad of 14 players in 2015, including three seniors, one junior, three sophomores and six freshmen – the largest incoming freshman class in her tenure as head coach.

For football and cross country, while they both report in early-on August, they don’t open their seasons until September 5th.

The football Govs, who enter their third season under head coach Kirby Cannon, are coming off a 1-11 mark in 2014 (1-7 OVC record) and will have a rare home date to kick-off the 2015 season; as they host Mercer in the program’s first season-opening game since 2010, when they welcomed Cumberland.

Cannon will welcome almost 20 returning juniors and seniors that have been in his system for at least three seasons with hopes that this will be the season that the Governors turn the corner in coming closer to matching depth and overall talent level with the leaders in the OVC.

For cross country head coach Doug Molnar, who has over 10 years leading the program, he should continue to see improvement from his two squads that only boosted one senior among its men’s and women’s teams in 2014.

Both teams open their seasons at the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic, while hosting a home meet on September 26th with the Austin Peay Cross Country Festival.


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