APSU Sports Information
Covington, LA – Austin Peay State University beach volleyball team opened their second season of collegiate competition with a victory over New Orleans, Friday, before falling to Louisiana-Monroe later in the afternoon.
The Govs showed impressive fight against the hosts, New Orleans, in their first afternoon match, winning two three-set thrillers as Ginny Gerig and Cecily Gable defeated Rachel Kuhn and Cara Sander of New Orleans 21-9, 14-21, 15-9 and Ashley Slay and Chloe Stitt defeated Ally Carr and Blessing Dunn 22-20, 17-21, 15-11.
Austin Peay’s late matchup against Lousiana-Monroe presented struggles for the Govs, but they were able to pick off two sets from the Warhawks as Jenna Panning and Haley Turner topped Maile Sellers and Kayla Gallant 21-18, to force a third set, while Slay and Stitt also stole a set behind a 21-15 victory before falling in the tie-breaker set.
By the Numbers
Austin Peay 3, University of New Orleans 2
- No. 1 – Gerig/Gable (APSU) def. Kuhn/Sander (UNO) 21-18, 14-21, 15-9
- No. 2 – Corcoran/Corcoran (UNO) def. Panning/Turner (APSU) 21-9, 21-13
- No. 3 – Waite/Moore (APSU) def. Schumacher/Grice (UNO) 22-20, 21-19
- No. 4 – Vega/Miller (UNO) def. Taff/Theiss (APSU) 21-11, 22-20
- No. 5 – Slay/Stitt (APSU) def. Carr/Dunn (UNO) 22-20, 17-21, 15-11
Austin Peay 0, Lousiana-Monroe 5
- No. 1 – Convey/Love (ULM) def. Gerig/Gable (APSU) 21-14, 21-11
- No. 2 – Sellers/Gallant (ULM) def. Panning/Turner (APSU) 20-22, 21-18, 18-16
- No. 3 – Brown/Griffith (ULM) def. Waite/Moore (APSU) 21-9, 21-10
- No. 4 – Kemp/Bailey Smith (ULM) def. Taff/Theiss (APSU) 21-15, 21-19
- No. 5 – Ponthieux/Taylor Meyer (ULM) def. Slay/Chloe Stitt (APSU) 15-21, 21-15, 15-9
Austin Peay will continue the New Orleans Invitational, 11:00am, Saturday, against Ohio Valley Conference foes Jacksonville State, before wrapping up the tournament 1:00pm, against Houston Baptist.
The Governors’ Forecast
|March 3rd||Jacksonville State (New Orleans Invitational)||11:00am|
|March 3rd||Houston Baptist (New Orleans Invitational)||1:00pm|
|March 4th||Spring Hill||2:00pm|
|March 6th||UNC Wilmington (GSU Day of Duals)||9:30am|
|March 6th||Georgia State (GSU Day of Duals)||2:00pm|