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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs Volleyball at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, Tuesday

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUBowling Green, KY – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team continues its seven-match road trip when it meets Western Kentucky in a 7:00pm, Tuesday contest at E.A. Diddle Arena.

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

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

Austin Peay (2-5) began the road trip with a splash, picking up back-to-back wins against Savannah State and Florida International to start the Blazer Invitational.

The Lady Govs closed that tournament with a disappointing three-set loss to host UAB.

Lady Govs head coach Taylor Mott still was pleased with the performance of her reconfigured lineup. Mott unveiled the lineup against Savannah State, with the biggest move seeing freshman setter Kristen Stucker move into the rotation while redshirt junior outside hitter Sammie Ebright moved into a pivotal reserve role.

APSU Ashley Slay“Sammie and Peyton (Walker) were huge off the bench for us last weekend,” said Mott. “They didn’t do a lot on the score sheet, but their energy and enthusiasm off the bench was exactly what we needed. Moving Kristen into the starting lineup also gave us a lot of flexibility, particularly with Aubrey (Marsellis) moving into more of an offensive role, particularly as a blocker.”

Despite the changes, sophomore middle blocker/right side Ashley Slay continued to lead the offense. Her 30 kills at the Blazer Invitational came with just three errors for a .519 attack percentage. Slay posted back-to-back errorless attack outings in the wins against Savannah State and Florida International.

Tuesday’s match will be the Lady Govs’ third straight match against a Conference USA opponent. Austin Peay defeated FIU and lost to UAB in Saturday’s action at the Blazer Invitational. The Lady Govs will have two more matches against CUSA foes as they face UAB again this weekend before meeting Southern Miss in 12 days.


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