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APSU Beach Volleyball defeats UT Martin, advances to OVC Championship match

 

APSU Women's VolleyballMartin, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team advanced to the first-ever Ohio Valley Conference Beach Volleyball Championship match by beating UT Martin, 3-2, in the OVC Tournament semifinals, Friday, at the Skyhawk Beach Volleyball Complex.  

Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball's Jenna Panning dives for the ball against UT Martin. Panning and Brooke Moore picked up the matching point securing victory for the Govs. (Eric Elliot, APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay State University Beach Volleyball’s Jenna Panning dives for the ball against UT Martin. Panning and Brooke Moore picked up the matching point securing victory for the Govs. (Eric Elliot, APSU Sports Information)

The No. 4 seeded Governors are the first team to secure a spot in the OVC title match, which is set to be played at noon, Saturday, at UT Martin. APSU will play the winner of UT Martin and Morehead State/Jacksonville State in the championship match, the Skyhawks and Eagles/Gamecocks will play a 10:00am, Saturday match to determine who squares off with the Govs.

The No. 4 pairing was the first to go final, with the combo of Caroline Waite and Erin Eisenhart winning in two sets against the Skyhawks to give the Govs a 1-0 lead. However, UT Martin fought back and was able to pick up wins in the No. 5 and  No. 3 pairings to take a 2-1 lead with just two matches left to play.

Needing to win both matches left on the sand, First Team All-OVC duo Marlayna Bullington and Aysha Hood picked up a two-set win in the No. 1 pairing to tie the match, 2-2.

Like the previous match against top-seeded Morehead State, First Team All-OVC pairing Jenna Panning and Brooke Moore were able to pick up the match-clinching point and secure a 3-2 with for the Govs.

To stay up to date with the Govs and the rest of the OVC Beach Volleyball Championship, visit the tournament’s homepage or check back at LetsGoPeay.com.  For scores, news, and schedule updates, follow APSU Beach Volleyball on Twitter (@AustinPeayBVB).

Results

No. 4 seed Austin Peay def. No. 3 seed UT Martin, 3-2

No. 1:  Marlayna Bullington/Aysha Hood (APSU) def. Lucy Kaufman/Hannah Phillips (UTM), 21-17, 21-18

No. 2: Jenna Panning/Brooke Moore (APSU) def. Kayla Carrell/Karen Scanlon (UTM), 21-10, 21-16

No. 3: Haeleigh Paulino/Logan Wallick (UTM) def. Kelsey Mead/Tegan Seyring (APSU) 21-12, 21-15

 


 

No. 4: Caroline Waite/Erin Eisenhart (APSU) def. Addison Conley/Jessica Reynolds (UTM), 21-13, 21-17

No. 5: Baillie Kearns/Kambree Lucas (UTM) def. Mimi Arrington/Claire Darland (APSU), 21-16, 14-21, 15-10

Order of Finish: 4, 5, 3, 1, 2


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