Chattanooga, TN – After a slow start to the season, the Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team has won five-straight matches after beating Eastern Illinois, 5-0, and Morehead State, 3-2, at the Ohio Valley Conference Weekend at Chattanooga, Friday, at the Beach Volleyball Facility at the UTC Sports Complex.
With a 2-0 lead, Marlayna Bullington and Kelsey Mead won handily in the No. 1 match, winning both sets 21-10 to secure the victory for the Governors. With the match decided, Brooke Moore and Mikayla Powell won on the No. 2 line and Erin Eisenhart and Maggie Keenan won their first match as a duo on the No. 3 line to complete the sweep of the Panthers.
In the second match of the day, the Govs took an early lead over Morehead State (3-5) with Waite and Buggs winning in two sets in the No. 5 pairing. But the Eagles were able to even the match on the No. 4 line, with Margaret Musselman and Abby Hulsman defeating McInnis and Graham in three sets.
Morehead State was able to stretch its lead to 2-1 after Bella Williams and Olivia Montelisciani knocked off Keenan and Eisenhart in the No. 3 match. However, Austin Peay was not done yet and evened the match, 2-2, when Moore and Powell won convincingly in two sets on the No. 2 line.
With the match tied 2-2, Bullington and Mead picked up a two-set, match-clinching win by winning their second set, 25-23, to secure the victory for the Governors.
OVC Weekend at Chattanooga Day One Results
Austin Peay def. Eastern Illinois, 5-0
Austin Peay def. Morehead State, 3-2
Next Up For APSU Beach Volleyball
The Austin Peay State University beach volleyball team will be back in action at the OVC Weekend at Chattanooga when it plays a Saturday match against UT Martin that begins at 12:00pm CT. The Govs then wrap up the first conference weekend with a Saturday, 4:00pm, match against Chattanooga.