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APSU Sports Information
Kansas City, MO – Senior Cecily Gable tied a career-high with 17 kills, leading Austin Peay State University (APSU) to a three-set sweep (26-24, 25-17, 25-20) against Western Michigan in the opening match of the season-opening UMKC Kangaroo Klassic at the Swinney Recreation Center.
Austin Peay (1-0) shook off cold starts in each of the first two sets.
The Govs overcame an 11-7 deficit in the first set and an 8-3 hole in the second, winning both frames late.
The third set saw a better start by the Govs as they traded points with the Broncos before using a 9-2 run to take control of the final set en route to the sweep.
Gable opened the season with an impressive nine-kill outing in the opening set and carried the Govs with 17 of the team’s 47 kills. Freshman Jaymeson Kinley made her first collegiate start at libero, finishing with a team-best 16 digs while chipping in a pair of kills.
Senior Kristen Stucker opened her final campaign with 33 assists, four kills and three blocks.
Western Michigan (0-1) could not take advantage of its good start in the opening set and was held in check by the Governors defense in the second and third frames. The Broncos finished with 34 kills – 15 in the first set – and was limited to a .174 team attack percentage. Rachel Bontrager led WMU with 12 kills.
Austin Peay continues play in the Kangaroo Klassic today with a 4:30pm contest against South Dakota State.
Set 1, Govs Win: 26-24
The Govs got to set point first, but were denied in their first opportunity. Gable would notch her ninth kill of the set to provide a second set-point chance, which Moore would capitalize on with a kill for the win.
Set 2, Govs Win: 25-17
Set 3, Govs Win: 25-20
APSU Govs, Notably
Gable Ties Career High
Taff Closes in on 200
She now sits just three blocks shy of the mark, which would make her the 12th to reach 200 blocks at Austin Peay.
Taylor Mott, Mentionably
“I was pleased that we kept our composure after we got down in each of the sets,” said head coach Taylor Mott. “Cecily (Gable) was effective for us in the front row and Kristen (Stucker) did a great job of recognizing she was playing well and got her the ball consistently.”
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