APSU Volleyball at Blue Raider Bash
August 31st-September 1st, 2018 | Fri. 7:00pm | Sat. 10:00am/4:00pm
Murfreesboro, TN | Memorial Gymnasium
Murfreesboro, TN – After sweeping its opening weekend road trip, Austin Peay State University (APSU)’s volleyball team returns to the road for a Friday-Saturday stay at the MT Blue Raider Bash.
The Governors open the tournament with a 7:00pm, Friday, August 31st, 2018 contest against host Middle Tennessee that can be seen on C-USA’s Digital Network. Austin Peay then faces Stetson and Troy in Saturday action to conclude their stay in Murfreesboro, TN.
Meet The Teams
3-0 (0-0 OVC)
1-2 (0-0 CUSA)
3-0 (0-0 ASUN)
2-1 (0-0 SBC)
From The Serve
Senior outside hitter Cecily Gable opened ’18 in impressive fashion, tying her career high with 17 kills in back-to-back matches before breaking the mark with 19 kills against UMKC. She was named the OVC’s co-Offensive Player of the Week.
For the 15th time in her career, senior setter Kristen Stucker was named the OVC Setter of the Week. She posted 10.67 assists per set and led the Govs to a .218 team attack percentage in KC.
Freshman Jaymeson Kinley opened her collegiate career with a eye-opening 66-dig performance in Kansas City, including a 34-dig outing in the tourney finale. She was named both the OVC Defensive Player and Newcomer of the Week.
Senior middle blocker Kaylee Taff was one of three players to record eight blocks at the UMKC tournament. She became the 12th Governors player to record 200 blocks in a career.
Senior setter Kristen Stucker, the two-time reigning OVC Setter of the Year, was a preseason All-OVC pick for a second consecutive season.
Head coach Taylor Mott became the first APSU head coach since 1992 to earn OVC Coach of the Year honors.
She notched her 400th career win at Tennessee Tech, October 13th.
The Governors were picked second in the OVC’s preseason poll of coaches and sports information directors. It is the second consecutive season APSU has been picked second in the poll.
However, APSU was the top pick of more than half the voters in that preseason poll.
The Govs 14 first-place votes outpaced preseason favorite Murray State’s 10 first-place votes.