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APSU Volleyball defeats Eastern Illinois in Four Sets

 

APSU Women's VolleyballCharleston, IL – Five different Austin Peay State University (APSU) volleyball players posted double-digit kill totals in a four-set (25-21, 24-26, 25-10, 25-15) Ohio Valley Conference victory against Eastern Illinois, Sunday night at Lantz Arena.

Austin Peay State University Volleyball gets four set victory over Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Volleyball gets four set victory over Eastern Illinois at Lantz Arena, Sunday. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University (5-2) returned to the win column thanks to a 72-kill offensive performance that saw it post an impressive .409 attack percentage with only 18 attack errors on 132 attempts. It was APSU’s second-best attack percentage in a four-set match all time.

The Governors dominated the third and fourth sets after Eastern Illinois tied the match, 1-1. In the third, APSU had 18 kills, one error and a .708 attack percentage. APSU’s fourth set effort saw it post 18 kills and four errors for a .412 attack percentage to secure the win.

Outside hitter Taylor McInerney, making her second start, enjoyed the best performance by a Govs hitter this season, finishing with 16 kills and a .370 attack percentage. Outside hitter Chloe Stitt had 14 kills while outside hitters Brooke Moore and Maggie Keenan each had 11 kills. Middle blocker Claire Darland set a program record with an .846 attack percentage, posting 11 kills on 13 attempts with no errors.

EIU’s Laurel Bailey led all hitters with 17 kills, finishing with a .308 attack percentage. Kylie Michael had 10 kills for the Panthers, who finished with 45 kills as a team and hit .216 on the night.

Austin Peay State University and Eastern Illinois conclude their two-match series with a 4:00pm, Monday match at Lantz Arena.


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