Austin Peay Sports Information
Chattanooga, TN – Freshman middle blocker Kaylee Taff posted a team-best 13 kills to lead Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team to a come-from-behind 3-2 (25-22, 22-25, 15-25, 25-16, 15-11) victory against Gardner-Webb, Friday afternoon, in the opening match of the Scenic City Showdown at MacLellan Gym.Austin Peay (3-6) won the opening set in wire-to-wire fashion only to watch Gardner-Webb (3-6) grab the lead when it won the second and third sets.
The Runnin’ Bulldogs overcame a five-point deficit to win the third set, then opened the third set with a 7-1 run and never looked back.
Austin Peay countered by winning the fourth set in wire-to-wire fashion again, posting 15 kills and a .300 attack percentage. Gardner-Webb scored the opening point in the fifth set and maintained its lead until it committed back-to-back errors to give APSU a 7-6 lead.
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Austin Peay despite being held to a .155 attack percentage, the first time in 2015 it has won when being held below a .200 attack percentage.
“It wasn’t a pretty match but it was a good team win. We didn’t get into a rhythm until the fourth set and rode it to the win. Kaylee (Taff) stepped up big in the middle today and that was encouraging,” stated APSU Volleyball head coach Taylor Mott.
Tyra Montour led Gardner-Webb with 14 kills.
Austin Peay continues its stay at the Scenic City Showdown with a 9:00am (CT), Saturday contest against UAB.