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Austin Peay State University Sports Information
Kansas, MO – For a second straight match, senior Cecily Gable tied a career high with 17 kills, as Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team outlasted South Dakota State to win in four sets (25-21, 26-24, 22-25, 25-17) in Match 3 of the UMKC Kangaroo Klassic, Friday, at Swinney Recreation Center.
Austin Peay (2-0) fell into deficits in each of the first three sets and was able to recover to win the first two sets.
The Govs needed a 7-2 set-ending run to win the first set then had to fend off a South Dakota State set point chance in the second, winning four straight points to secure a 2-0 lead.
South Dakota State (0-2) would not allow Austin Peay to close out the match in three sets, taking an early lead in the third frame. The Jackrabbits build a seven-point lead at 18-11 and maintained the advantage to claim the set.
The Governors responded with a dominant opening to the fourth set. Austin Peay won eight consecutive points on Nina Korfhage’s serve to build a 10-2 lead. The Governors would later use a pair of three-point runs to solidify their lead en route to claiming the match victory.
Gable;s 17-kill performance paced Austin Peay’s 59-kill outing. Junior Jenna Panning added 10 kills and four blocks. Freshman Karli Graham chipped in six kills and six blocks in her first collegiate outing.
Ashlynn Smith and Sydney Andrews each had 12 kills as the Jackrabbits finished with 48 kills.
Austin Peay concludes its stay in Kansas City with a 1:30pm, Saturday contest against host UMKC.
Set 1, Govs Win 25-21
The Governors would take control with four straight points late, Gable providing a punctuating kill for a 22-19 lead the Govs would not relinquish.
Set 2, Govs Win 26-24
The Jackrabbits got to set point at 24-22 on a Makenzie Hennen kill, but Gable responded with a kill to stop the rally and jump start a four-point Austin Peay run that ended the set.
Austin Peay scored three of the third set’s first four points but could not sustain its early momentum. South Dakota State scored nine of the next 11 points to build a 10-5 lead. The Governors tried valiantly to close the gap late, getting within two points at 22-20, but could not get all the way back.
Set 4, Govs Win 25-17
Austin Peay Govs, Notably
Panning Ties Career Mark
Stucker Joins The Parade
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