Austin Peay State University Sports Information
Tallahassee, FL – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team fell against a pair of top 10 nationally-ranked teams, Friday, at the Seminole Beach Battle.
The Governors struggled early in the first match against No. 10 Stetson, Friday morning. Stetson improved to 13-3 after defeating APSU, 5-0.
In the No. 1 pairing, Ciera Koons and Ginny Gerig battled the Hatters’ Sunniva Helland-Hansen and Carly Perales in an exciting second set, forcing extra volleys, but eventually fell 21-16, 23-21
The Govs then faced third-ranked and event host Florida State in the early afternoon. The Governors were not able to secure a point against the 2018 national runners-up, but in the No. 2 pairing, Jenna Panning and Brooke Moore played a gutsy second set, forcing extra volleys, though they ultimately fell to the Seminoles’ Devan Hultquist and Payton Rund, 21-13, 25-23.
The Governors will take on No. 15 ranked Arizona Wildcats to finish off the Seminole Beach Battle 8:30am CT, Saturday. Be sure to follow the Govs on Twitter @AustinPeayBVB for updates on the Seminole Beach Battle.
Austin Peay 0, #10 Stetson 5
Court 1: Sunniva Helland-Hansen/Carly Perales (STET) def. Ciera Koons/Ginny Gerig (APSU) 21-, 23-21
Court 2: Sammee Thomas/Darby Dunn (STET) def. Brooke Moore/Jenna Panning (APSU) 21-12, 21-14
Court 3: Rachel Noble/Ana Costa (STET) def. Haley Turner/Cori Theiss (APSU) 21-11, 21-10
Court 4: Samantha Harris/Julie Varga (STET) def. Chloe Stitt/Lucy Randall (APSU) 21-8, 21-3
Court 5: Rebecca Ingram/Quinci Birker (STET) def. MiMi Arrington/Karli Graham (APSU) 21-14, 21-10
Austin Peay 0, #3 Florida State 5
Court 1: Madison Fitzpatrick/Alaina Chaoon Perales (FSU) def. Ciera Koons/Ginny Gerig (APSU) 21-9, 21-12
Court 2: Devan Hultquist/Payton Rund (FSU) def. Brooke Moore/Jenna Panning (APSU) 21-13, 25-23
Court 3: Morgan Chacon/Nikki Esposito (FSU) def. Haley Turner/Cori Theiss (APSU) 21-18, 21-16
Court 4: Kate Privett/Macey Jerger (FSU)def. Chloe Stitt/Lucy Randall (APSU) 21-7, 21-8
Court 5: Ashley Robert/Avery Poppinga (FSU) def. MiMi Arrington/Karli Graham (APSU) 21-7, 21-8