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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball swept by UAB


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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBirmingham, AL – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team started strongly in its match against UAB but could not build on its momentum and lost in three sets (21-25, 16-25, 12-25) in the final match of the Blazer Invitational, Saturday, at Bartow Arena.

Austin Peay (2-5) opened the match impressively, building a quick 3-1 lead that eventually grew to a five-point, 10-5 advantage.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball. (APSU Sports Information)

UAB would erase the APSU lead with a 6-2 run, tying the set 18-18. After the teams traded points, the Blazers closed the set by scoring the final five points, three coming courtesy Lady Govs errors.

UAB (4-3) built off that run, opening the second set with a 3-1 burst. Austin Peay would rally to tie the set at 5-5 courtesy a UAB error but could not gain the lead. UAB would slowly ease away the rest of the set for the win.

The Blazers opened the third set with a 6-1 run and didn’t look back. Austin Peay could only get within two points, 12-10, but UAB scored 10 of the next 15 points to break the set open.

Austin Peay sophomore Ashley Slay led all hitters with 11 kills – the only player for either team to reach double-digit territory. The Lady Govs were held to 26 kills and a .011 attack percentage in the match.

Inside The Box Score

  • Ashley Slay led APSU in kills for the fourth consecutive match. She finished the week with 48 kills (3.69 per set) and a .430 attack percentage. Slay was responsible for 61 points (5 service aces, 4 block solos, 8 block assists) during the week’s four matches.
  • Austin Peay remained winless all-time against UAB, falling to 0-8 in the series.

“(The match against UAB) was disappointing. We weren’t focused and it showed as we did a poor job passing and committed too many errors. We just weren’t focused on the task at hand,” stated APSU Volleyball head coach Taylor Mott.

Gabby Deshotel led UAB with eight kills. The Blazers needed just 35 kills and a .235 attack percentage to secure the win.

With the loss, Austin Peay finished the Blazer Invitational with a 2-1 record, good for second place. The Lady Govs return home to prepare for a 7:00pm, Tuesday contest at Western Kentucky.




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