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APSU Volleyball hits the road to face Eastern Illinois, SIU Edwardsville

 

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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Entering the weekend tied for third in the Ohio Valley Conference race, Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team will look to stay atop the standings in a pair of key league contests. First, the Governors travel to Eastern Illinois for a 7:00pm, Friday contest at Lantz Arena.

Austin Peay then heads to the other side of the state for a 2:00pm, Saturday match against league-leading SIU Edwardsville at the Vadalabene Center.

Austin Peay Volleyball team travels to Eastern Illinois, SIU Edwardsville this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Volleyball team travels to Eastern Illinois, SIU Edwardsville this weekend. (APSU Sports Information)

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Austin Peay
12-7 (3-1 OVC [3rd])
Clarksville, Tennessee
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Eastern Illinois
4-15 (1-3 OVC [8th])
Charleston, Illinois
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SIU Edwardsville
11-4 (4-0 OVC [1st])
Edwardsville, Illinois
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A Rotation of Knowledge

APSU Volleyball - Ashley SlayKeeping Up With The Joneses
Austin Peay is one of five teams with one loss or less entering the OVC slate’s third weekend. The Govs will look to keep pace with that group this weekend with a key OVC contest against league-leading SIUE, Saturday.

Reignite The Streak
The Govs saw their 6-match win streak halted at Murray State, but recovered with a win at Eastern Kentucky. Austin Peay has won 7 of its last 8 outings, winning 27 of its 32 sets play in that span.

Slay Passes 200-Block Mark
Junior Ashley Slay became just the 11th Governors player to record 200 career blocks, reaching the milestone at Eastern Kentucky, Saturday. She needs 7 blocks to move into APSU’s Top 10.

APSU Volleyball - Kristen StuckerStucker Sets The Stage
Sophomore Kristen Stucker ended the weekend as the OVC’s assists leader (97th nationally), averaging 9.90 helpers per set. Her 663 total assists ranks 34th nationally.

Offensive Pace Quckening
The Govs enter this weekend ranked 2nd among league offenses with a .210 attack percentage. The Govs had slipped to 4th in kills, averaging 12.88 per set.

Spreading The Love
Despite ranking as one of the OVC’s top offenses (4th in OVC), the Govs do not have a player ranked among the league’s Top 10 in kills. Juniors Ashley Slay (2.87 kills per set) and Kaitlyn Teeter (2.79) as well as sophomore Cecily Gable (2.68) are just outside the league’s Top 10.


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