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APSU Beach Volleyball defeats New Orleans, falls to Louisiana-Monroe at New Orleans Invitational


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APSU Women's VolleyballCovington, 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.

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball splits matches Friday at New Orleans Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Beach Volleyball splits matches Friday at New Orleans Invitational. (APSU Sports Information)

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.

Caroline Waite and Brooke Moore swept Jordan Schumacher and Kaitlyn Grice 22-20, 21-19 enroute to the Governors’ first win of the season.

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

Up Next

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

Date Opponent Time
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




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