Cookeville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) volleyball team dropped their first Ohio Valley Conference contest of the season in a close five-set match (27-25, 21-25, 17,25, 25-23, 15-13) against Tennessee Tech, Friday, at the Elben Center.
After trailing 2-1, the Govs forced a fifth set after a narrow 25-23 fourth-set victory, but saw a late comeback fall short in the match-deciding set.
Set-by-Set, Austin Peay vs. Tennessee Tech
Tennessee Tech jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the first set and held the advantage until a late run by the APSU Govs to take a 23-20 lead forced a TTU timeout. After a back-and-forth battle, the Govs took the early lead with a 27-25 victory in overtime.
Austin Peay State University took its first lead of the second set after a 3-0 run following the media timeout; however, TTU responded with a 5-1 run and tied the match with a 25-21 second-set victory.
An 8-1 run early in the third set propelled the Golden Eagles to a 25-17 victory.
Austin Peay State University fended off a late run by Tennessee Tech in the fourth to force the match-deciding fifth set.
APSU rallied from down 13-10 in the fifth set, but Tennessee Tech handed the Govs their first conference loss of the season on their second match point opportunity.
Austin Peay 2, Tennessee Tech 3
Next Up For APSU Volleyball
The Austin Peay State University women’s volleyball team will face Tennessee Tech Saturday at 2:00pm CT, before returning home for a midweek matchup against Murray State at 6:00pm, Wednesday, October 13th.