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APSU Lady Govs Volleyball releases 2016 Fall Schedule

 

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Austin Peay State University Lady Govs - APSUClarksville, TN – The countdown to the 2016 Austin Peay State University volleyball team season opener began Friday when head coach Taylor Mott revealed the dates for the program’s fall schedule.

In 142 days, the Governors volleyball team will open the season, August 26th-27th, in Johnson City, TN when it competes at East Tennessee’s tournament alongside Troy, USC Upstate and host East Tennessee.

Austin Peay Volleyball 2016 Schedule revealed. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball 2016 Schedule revealed. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay’s home opener lies just 146 days away when it hosts Western Kentucky, a 2015 NCAA Tournament participant, August 30th at the Dunn Center.

APSU will face a NCAA tournament participant in each of its next two weekends.

The Trojan Invitational, September 2nd-3rd, will feature New Mexico State, which went undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference last season, along with host Troy, Southern and Valparaiso. The next weekend Atlantic 10 champion Dayton awaits at the Dunn Hospitality Tournament hosted by Evansville and including Kent State.

Austin Peay returns home for another midweek outing, September 13th, when it hosts Saint Louis. It will be first meeting between the two teams since 2003 and the first time since 1990 the Billikens will visit Clarksville. The Governors then conclude their pre-Ohio Valley Conference slate at The Citadel, September 16th-17th, where they will join Savannah State, Elon and Charleston Southern.

The 16-match OVC race begins at the Dunn Center in 2016 when Austin Peay hosts Southeast Missouri, September 23rd, followed by UT Martin, September 24th. The road portion of the league slate begins with a September 27th contest at defending regular-season champion Murray State.

That match against Murray State begins a four-match conference road trip and is followed by matches at Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Illinois and SIU Edwardsville. Austin Peay returns home for its only two home OVC matches in October against Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech, October 14th-15th.

One of two mid-OVC nonconference tilts awaits October 19th when the Governors travel to Middle Tennessee. That weekend APSU travels to Belmont, the defending OVC tournament champion, and Tennessee State. Austin Peay then hosts Alabama A&M in its final nonconference test, October 25th at the Dunn Center.

October concludes with a road swing to Southeast Missouri and UT Martin. But November will see Austin Peay in an enviable position with four home matches awaiting a potential push into the postseason. The Govs will host Murray State (November 2nd), Morehead State (November 5th), Eastern Illinois (November 11th) and conclude the regular-season slate, November 12th against SIUE.

The 2016 OVC Volleyball Championship will see the league’s top eight teams meet at the site of the regular-season champion the weekend prior to Thanksgiving. The 2016 NCAA Women’s Volleyball Championship starts two weeks later, December 1st-4th.

Austin Peay’s 2016 schedule released Friday includes only the dates of competition for the upcoming season. Those dates and the times for those contests will likely change as the season nears. Fans should visit the volleyball schedule page at www.LetsGoPeay.com to stay up to date with the latest schedule.

2016 Women’s Volleyball Schedule

Date Opponent Location
East Tennessee Tournament
8/26/2016 USC Upstate Johnson City
8/26/2016 East Tennessee Johnson City
8/26/2016 Troy Johnson City
8/30/2016 Western Kentucky Clarksville
Trojan Invitational
9/2/2016 New Mexico State Troy, Ala.
9/2/2016 Troy Troy, Ala.
9/2/2016 Southern University Troy, Ala.
9/2/2016 Valparaiso Troy, Ala.
Dunn Hospitality Tournament
9/9/2016 Evansville Evansville, Ind.
9/9/2016 Kent State Evansville, Ind.
9/9/2016 Dayton Evansville, Ind.
9/13/2016 Saint Louis Clarksville
The Citadel Tournament
9/16/2016 Elon Charleston, S.C.
9/16/2016 Savannah State Charleston, S.C.
9/16/2016 The Citadel Charleston, S.C.
9/16/2016 Charleston Southern Charleston, S.C.
9/23/2016 * Southeast Missouri Clarksville
9/24/2016 * UT Martin Clarksville
9/27/2016 * Murray State Murray, Ky.
10/1/2016 * Eastern Kentucky Richmond, Ky.
10/7/2016 * Eastern Illinois Charleston, Ill.
10/8/2016 * SIU Edwardsville Edwardsville, Ill.
10/14/2016 * Jacksonville State Clarksville
10/15/2016 * Tennessee Tech Clarksville
10/19/2016 Middle Tennessee Murfreesboro
10/21/2016 * Belmont Nashville
10/22/2016 * Tennessee State Nashville
10/25/2016 Alabama A&M Clarksville
10/28/2016 * UT Martin Martin
10/29/2016 * Southeast Missouri Cape Girardeau, Mo.
11/2/2016 * Murray State Clarksville
11/5/2016 * Morehead State Clarksville
11/11/2016 * Eastern Illinois Clarksville
11/12/2016 * SIU Edwardsville Clarksville
Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Championship
11/17-21/2016 Championship TBA
NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship
12/1-3/2016 First Round TBA
12/2-4/2016 Second Round TBA
12/9/2016 Regional Semifinals TBA
12/10/2016 Regional Finals TBA
12/15/2016 Semifinals Columbus, Ohio
12/17/2016 Championship Columbus, Ohio

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