Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


APSU Volleyball downs Eastern Illinois, clinch OVC Regular Season Title

 

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's VolleyballCharleston, IL – Senior Cecily Gable put forth a masterful performance to lead the Austin Peay State University (APSU) volleyball team to a four-set Ohio Valley Conference victory against Eastern Illinois, Saturday night at Lantz Arena.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball beat Eastern Illinois Saturday to win the OVC Regular Season Title for second year in a row. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball beat Eastern Illinois Saturday to win the OVC Regular Season Title for second year in a row. (APSU Sports Information)

Gable led all hitters with 21 kills, her second 20-kill performance of 2018, and was errorless through three sets before finishing with one attack error for a season-best .465 attack percentage.

She set the tone for the evening with six kills on nine attempts in the first set and followed that with five kills in the second, Austin Peay winning both frames.

Eastern Illinois (10-21, 5-11 OVC) showed it would not go away easily in the third set, winning the first six points then fending off a late Austin Peay rally by winning seven of the last 10 points to force a fourth frame.

However, Austin Peay posted 16 kills in the fourth as Gable led the way with five kills to clinch the match victory.

The Governors finished with an impressive 63 kills in the victory, senior Kristen Stucker pacing the offense with a 48-assist night. Senior Kaylee Taff added 12 kills and three blocks while sophomore Brooke Moore chipped in 10 kills.

Maggie Runge overcame an injury scare late in the second set to lead Eastern Illinois with 12 kills and a .526 attack percentage. Taylor Smith added 10 kills, 18 assists and 11 digs.

Austin Peay (25-4, 14-2 OVC) clinched the OVC regular-season title outright and will host the 2018 OVC Volleyball Championship, beginning Thursday, at the Winfield Dunn Center in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Complete tournament information is available on the Austin Peay official athletics website at LetsGoPeay.com/championship.


Sections

Sports

Topics

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.


  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls

    Archives