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Clarksville, TN – A big defensive night at the net sparked Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) volleyball team to a four-set (25-22, 25-22, 21-25, 25-15) Ohio Valley Conference victory against Murray State, Tuesday night at the Winfield Dunn Center.
Austin Peay (13-2, 3-0 OVC) used a season-best 14 blocks, including three straight to end the match, to secure the victory.
The Governors also had a solid effort from their back-row defense, which recorded 74 digs in the outing. Junior Ginny Gerig led that effort with 19 digs – one of four Governors to post double-digit dig totals.
The Racers used a 16-4 run in the fourth to turn an 11-6 deficit into a 22-15 lead and then held off the Governors late.
However, Murray State could not get its offense on track in the fourth, committing as many errors as it had kills (eight), including hitting into the APSU block six times.
Offensively, senior Cecily Gable led the Govs with 15 kills and had three blocks (all solo).
Sophomore Brooke Moore finished with a 14-kill, 14-dig double-double performance.
Senior Logan Carger added a season-best 13-kill outing that included four blocks.
Dacia Brown led Murray State with 18 kills. Rachel Giustino also had a 16-kill, 10-dig double-double outing.
Austin Peay continues its four-match homestand with a 2:00pm, Saturday contest against Morehead State.
SET 1, Govs Win 25-22
Freshman Jaymeson Kinley served back-to-back points, including a service ace, to extend the lead and the Govs held off the Racers the rest of the way.
SET 2, Govs Win 25-22
SET 3, Racers Win 25-21
Austin Peay attempted to mount a comeback late, scoring six of eight to get back within three points at 24-21, but Murray State’s Dacia Brown connected for a kill on the fifth set point chance.
A later four-point burst included kills by Gable, Moore and Stucker as they extended the lead to 13-6 and never looked back.
Austin Peay closed the match with a flourish, recording three consecutive blocks with Kaylee Taff lending a hand in all three stops.
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