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Christina White leads APSU Volleyball to three set win over Tennessee Tech


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APSU Women's Volleyball - Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, TN – Sophomore Christina White had her best outing in Ohio Valley Conference play, leading Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team to a three-set (25-16, 25-22, 25-20) league victory against Tennessee Tech, Saturday afternoon at the Dunn Center.

Austin Peay Volleyball's Christina White has 13 kills in Govs win over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon.

Austin Peay Volleyball’s Christina White has 13 kills in Govs win over Tennessee Tech Saturday afternoon.

White posted her first double-digit kill performance of conference play, finishing with a match-best 13 kills.

She opened the contest with six kills on 10 attempts in the opening set to help set the tone for the match. White had just one attack error on the afternoon, posting a .364 attack percentage, and chipped in a service ace and a block.

Austin Peay (16-7, 7-1 OVC) used White’s first-set performance to win nearly wire-to-wire in the opening frame.

The Governors offense really hit its stride early in the second set, not recording an attack error until the 37th point, jumping out to a 21-16 lead. However, the closed the second with five attack errors as Tennessee Tech closed to within a pair of points before senior Sammie Ebright ended the set with a kill.

Tennessee Tech (6-15, 2-6 OVC) applied pressure in the third set, rallying from a six-point deficit to tie the set, 19-19, on a K’Vonna Johnson kill. Austin Peay fended off the Golden Eagles and scored the next four points, two courtesy kills from sophomore Kristen Stucker, to regain a comfortable margin it would not surrender.

APSU Volleyball - Ashley SlayWhite’s 13-kills paced the Govs while junior Ashley Slay chipped in 11 kills and a four blocks. Sophomore Kaylee Taff led APSU with four blocks, pacing a defensive effort that ended the day with nine stops. Ebright finished with seven kills, a .353 attack percentage and a match-best 18 digs.

The Govs posted a .316 attack percentage for the contest, recording 47 kills.

Rachel Thomas and Shaneice James each had seven kills to lead Tennessee Tech, which finished with 40 kills but was held to a .191 attack percentage.

Inside The Box Score

White Spurs Govs
APSU Volleyball - Sammie Ebright
White’s 13-kill outing was her best in OVC play and tied her season-best set in Week 1 against Troy. She was efficient in the effort as well, posting one error in 33 attempts and her .364 attack percentage was her second-best mark in 2016.

Digging Ebright
Senior outside hitter Sammie Ebright also notched a season-best against Tennessee Tech, but did it with 18 digs – her fourth double-digit kill performance in the Govs last five matches. She finished the weekend with 30 digs in six sets, an impressive 5.00 digs per set for a player not listed as a libero.

Slay Still Striking
APSU Volleyball - Kristen Stucker
It was a quieter outing for junior Ashley Slay, but she still found double-digit kill territory with 11 kills while posting a .304 attack percentage. She also had four blocks in the outing, accounting for 14 APSU points.

Stucker Setting Sticks
Sophomore Kristen Stucker tacked on 34 assists on APSU’s 47 kills against Tennessee Tech and chipped in two kills and two blocks. She finished the weekend with 78 assists (13.00 per set) on 103 APSU kills, putting a hand on 76 percent of APSU’s offense.

Austin Peay begins a three-match road trip with a 6:00pm, Wednesday nonconference tilt at Middle Tennessee. The Govs then stay in state for their OVC weekend pair with contests at fourth-place Belmont (6:00pm, Friday) and sixth-place Tennessee State (2:00pm, Saturday).

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