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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball get first road victory at Alabama A&M

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUNormal, AL – A return to Alabama was well worth the trip as Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team won its first road contest of 2015 with a five-set victory (25-17, 25-13, 15-25, 12-25, 15-12) against Alabama A&M in Tuesday nonconference action at Elmore Gym.

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

Austin Peay (7-21) won a fifth set that was a microcosm of the entire match.

The Lady Govs started quick, winning the first four points. APSU then committed four attack errors as part of a 6-0 AAMU run.

Austin Peay would settle back into the set, scoring five straight points to secure a 12-9 lead. The Lady Govs saw two set points slide by before an Alabama A&M attack error ended the match.

The Lady Govs stormed out of the gates, winning the first two sets in dominating fashion. Austin Peay used an early 3-0 run to take a 5-3 lead and gain control of the first set, posting 14 kills and a .522 attack percentage in the set. Austin Peay then stepped up its offense in the second set, winning wire-to-wire thanks to a 14-kill outing that saw it commit just one attack error for an impressive .765 attack percentage.

Alabama A&M (10-21) responded out the of the break, rallying to tie the match at two sets apiece. The Bulldogs closed the third set with eight straight points as Austin Peay surrendered two service aces and four attack errors to see a 17-15 deficit balloon to a 25-15 loss. AAMU opened the fourth set with six straight points – an impressive 14-point run between the two sets – and did not look back in a 25-12 victory to force the fifth set.

Cecily Gable led Austin Peay with a career-high 15-kill, .500 attack percentage performance. Kelly Ferguson posted her second-straight 11-kill effort. Austin Peay finished with 54 kills and a .237 attack percentage.

Ashundria McNeal led Alabama A&M with a match-best 18 kills, but was held to a .163 attack percentage. She was the bulk of the Bulldogs 40-kill offensive outing.

Austin Peay returns home to begin a regular-season ending four-match homestand. The Lady Govs host Southeast Missouri in a 7:00pm, Friday, Ohio Valley Conference contest at the Dunn Center.

Box Score

Austin Peay (7-21) -VS- Alabama A&M (10-21)

Team 1 2 3 4 5
Austin Peay 25 25 15 12 15
Alabama A&M 17 13 25 25 12

 


Match Details

Austin Peay Alabama A&M
Set K E TA % K E TA %
1 14 2 23 .522 10 5 27 .185
2 14 1 17 .765 7 7 21 .000
3 12 8 28 .143 10 2 21 .381
4 7 10 27 -.111 9 4 21 .238
5 7 5 23 .087 4 4 20 .000
54 26 118 .237 40 22 110 .164

 

Game Leaders

APSU

Kills GABLE, Cecily (15), FERGUSON, Kelly (11), STROTHER, Samantha (9)
Aces MARSELLIS, Aubrey (2), ADAMS, April (2), EBRIGHT, Sammie (1)
Blocks MARSELLIS, Aubrey (2), WALKER, Peyton (2), CARGER, Logan (1)
Assists MARSELLIS, Aubrey (37), STUCKER, Kristen (4), STROTHER, Samantha (3)
Digs ADAMS, April (18), STROTHER, Samantha (7), MARSELLIS, Aubrey (6)

 

 

AAMU

Kills McNeal, Ashundria (18), Blackiston, Savannah (7), Demesha Bell (6)
Aces Riley Balsmeyer (4), Butler, Megan (2), McNeal, Ashundria (1)
Blocks Courtney Oliver (5), McNeal, Ashundria (5), Blackiston, Savannah (2)
Assists Butler, Megan (29), Riley Balsmeyer (3), Courtney Oliver (1)
Digs Cortez, Rebecca (10), McNeal, Ashundria (8), Butler, Megan (8)
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