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Cecily Gable’s career day sparks APSU Govs to win over Charleston Southern

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityCharleston, SC – Sophomore Cecily Gable finished with a career-high 16 kills to lead Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team to a three-set victory (25-17, 25-23, 25-23) against Charleston Southern, Friday at the Bulldog Invitational at McAlister Field House.

APSU Volleyball's Cecily Gable has 16 kills in win over Charleston Southern Friday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)
APSU Volleyball’s Cecily Gable has 16 kills in win over Charleston Southern Friday afternoon. (APSU Sports Information)

Gable’s career-best outing saw her post six kills in both the closely-fought second and third sets.

She not only paced the Governors offense in the match, but she had three kills that help bring the second and third sets to a close.

In the second set, Gable’s 10th kill got Austin Peay to set point at 24-21. The Govs would eventually win the frame, 25-23, after a Charleston Southern service error. Gable again got APSU to match point in the third with her career-high tying 15th kill for a 24-22 lead. CSU fended off the first match point chance, but Gable ended the contest with her 16th kill, breaking her mark set last season against Alabama A&M.

Austin Peay (7-6) dominated the first set against a Charleston Southern squad seeing its first action of the weekend. The Govs used a 6-1 run to break the set open and a balanced attack did the rest. Gable led the effort with four kills, but all six starters posted a kill in the frame.

APSU Volleyball - Allie O'ReillyJunior Kaitlyn Teeter also had a big hand in the victory, finishing with a 12-kill, 11-dig double-double effort. She had four kills in a 5-0 APSU run to turn a 16-17 deficit into a 21-17 lead in the third set.

Austin Peay finished the match with 49 kills and a .256 attack percentage. The Govs limited Charleston Southern’s attack thanks to a 60-dig performance which was led by Teeter and junior Allie O’Reilly, who each had 11 digs.

Charleston Southern (4-9) was held to 30 kills and a .159 attack percentage by the Govs defense. Addison Kaderli led the offense with 10 kills. The Buccaneers out-blocked the Govs, 9-6, thanks to Kylie Klein’s six-block performance.

Inside the Box Score

APSU Volleyball - Cecily GableGable Ends.
Cecily Gable‘s career-high effort also included kills that got APSU to set point in both the second and third frames. She then brought the match to a close with her 16th kill, a fitting end to a match she dominated.

Gable’s Record.
The 16 kills are tied for second most by a Govs hitter this season. It also broke her career mark of 15 kills set last season at Alabama A&M. The effort also easily topped her 2016 season best of 11 kills set in a four-set affair against USC Upstate in Week 1.

Teeter Turns Tide.
APSU Volleyball - Kaitlyn Teeter
Charleston Southern threatened to force a fourth set, leading the third by a 17-16 margin. Kaitlyn Teeter changed the momentum with four kills in a 5-0 APSU run that gave the Govs a 21-17 lead. Her 12-kill outing was her third-straight double-digit kill performance (42 kills, 3.81 per set in streak).

Double Sweeps.
The Govs swept both matches in its Friday schedule, opening the day with a victory against host The Citadel. It is Austin Peay’s first back-to-back sweep wins since Septe,ber 4th-5th, 2015 (Savannah State and Florida International).

The Govs get the rest of Friday off but return to action with another early-riser special when they face Elon in an 8:00am (CT), Saturday contest.

Box Score

Charleston Southern vs. Austin Peay

Team 1 2 3 Records
Austin Peay (3) 25 25 25 7-6
Charleston Southern (0) 17 23 23 4-9

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