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Cape Girardeau, MO – Sophomore Brooke Moore posted 11 kills and 12 digs to lead Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) volleyball team to an Ohio Valley Conference opening sweep of Southeast Missouri (25-20, 25-22, 26-24), Friday night at Houck Field House.
Austin Peay (11-2, 1-0 OVC) won the first two sets by gaining a lead midway through each set.
It was a 7-1 Governors run in the first set that gave them a 13-7 lead they would hold to claim the opening frame.
Austin Peay then used a 6-1 run to build an early 14-11 lead but they had to fend off a Redhawks run that tied the set, 19-19. The APSU Govs closed by scoring six of the final eight points to win the set. .
Southeast Missouri (8-6, 0-1 OVC) did not go down without a fight, scoring the first five points of the third set. Austin Peay would battle back to tie the set at 21-21 only to watch the Redhawks score three of the next four points to get to set point at 24-22.
The Governors saw five different players record 10 or more digs in the match with junior Ginny Gerig posting a team-best 23 digs – 10 of those coming in the first set. That effort, along with seven blocks, helped Austin Peay hold the Redhawks to a .159 attack percentage.
Moore was responsible for 16 points in the win, adding four service aces and a block to her season’s fourth double-double performance. Junior Cecily Gable added 10 kills and 11 digs for her fourth double-double performance.
Laney Malloy and Haley Bilbruck each had 11 kills to lead Southeast Missouri’s offense.
Austin Peay closes out its OVC-opening road trip with an 11:00am, Saturday contest against UT Martin.
The Skyhawks stunned OVC preseason favorite Murray State in five sets during Friday’s action.
Early back-and-forth action – there were six times and a lead change in the opening 12 points – turned in the Governors direction thanks to a 7-1 run that saw three different Govs supply points along with a trio of SEMO attack errors.
Austin Peay would nurse the resulting 13-7 lead to the finish line, fending off an 8-3 Redhawks run late on the way.
SET 2, Govs Win 25-22
SET 3, Govs Win 26-24
But the Governors roared back with a kill by Jenna Panning before the Redhawks surrendered the lead by committing back-to-back errors. Stucker closed the match with a well-timed tip over the net to seal that match.
APSU Govs, Notably
Moore Than A Feeling
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The 76-dig outing was the Govs third-best effort of the season and far-and-away their best in a three-set match (62 vs. Western Michigan the previous best).
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