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Govs unable to close door against Cardinals

APSU Women's VolleyballMuncie, IN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) volleyball team led late in the first two sets against Ball State but could not close the door, falling in three sets (21-25, 23-25, 14-25), Saturday, in their opening match of the Active Ankle Challenge.

Austin Peay (1-10) got out to a strong start and led in the first set 20-19 to force a Ball State timeout.  Ball State scored six of the final seven points of the set after the timeout to claim the opener. 

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The Govs led by a point, 22-21, again in the second but Ball State rallied with four of the final five points to take a 2-0 lead. Ball State (5-5) led the third set wire-to-wire to win the match.

Brooke Moore, Jenna Panning and Karli Graham each had six kills to lead the Governors offense, which finished with 29 kills and a .128 team attack percentage.

Allison Hamaker led Ball State with 14 kills. The Cardinals opened their tournament with 47 kills and a .297 team attack percentage while also posting six blocks.

Austin Peay State University continues play at the Active Ankle Challenge with a 9:00am, Saturday contest against Missouri State.


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