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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball Offense stagnant in Tennessee Tech loss

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUCookeville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team could not overcome a subpar offensive outing in a three-set Ohio Valley Conference loss (20-25, 17-25, 21-25) to Tennessee Tech, Friday night at the Eblen Center.

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

Austin Peay (6-20, 1-10 OVC) got off to a promising start, recording 13 kills in a see-saw first set that featured seven ties and four lead changes. The Lady Govs were able to build a 13-10 lead thanks to an Aubrey Marsellis kill and a Tennessee Tech error.

Tennessee Tech (6-18, 4-7 OVC) took the lead with a 6-0 run that included three kills by Shealene Little. Austin Peay would close within one point, 21-20, thanks to a pair of TTU errors, but could not get closer. The Golden Eagles closed the first set with four consecutive points, winning 25-20.

The Golden Eagles dominated the second and third sets, leading Austin Peay in kills by a 14-5 margin in the second and a 15-9 edge in the third. Tennessee Tech won both sets in wire-to-wire fashion to claim the match.

Kelly Ferguson led Austin Peay with a nine-kill performance. Logan Carger added seven kills in an errorless attack effort, posting a .333 attack percentage. However, only five other Lady Govs hitters recorded a kill in the match, combining for 11 kills and 18 attack errors.

Cody Todd led Tennessee Tech with a match-best 14 kills. The Golden Eagles posted a 42-27 advantage in kills and a .225 to .055 edge in attack percentage.

Austin Peay continues its road trip with a 7:00pm, Saturday contest at Jacksonville State.


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