Atlanta, GA – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) beach volleyball team dropped a pair of matches on the first day of the GSU Diggin’ Duels, falling to UAB, 4-1, and No. 13 Georgia State, 4-1, at the GSU Beach Volleyball Complex, Friday.
Austin Peay (11-8) fell behind in its first match of the day after UAB (9-15) took a 2-0 advantage after winning g the No. 5 and No. 4 matches. The Blazers also won the extension match, knocking off Austin Peay State University’s Elizabeth Wheat and Karli Graham.
In the second match of the day, the APSU Govs fell behind host Georgia State after dropping the No. 4 and No. 5 matches. The Panthers also claimed the extension match, beating Jaida Clark and Maggie Keenan in two sets.
Georgia State scored the match-clinching point on the No. 1 line, knocking off Moore and Powell to take a 3-0 lead. After the Panthers won the No. 3 match, Austin Peay State University got its lone point of the match in the No. 2 match when Marlayna Bullington and Kelsey Mead won in three sets. Bullington and Mead won the first set, before dropping a marathon second set, 28-26. But the reigning Ohio Valley Conference Beach Volleyball Pair of the Week rallied to win the third set, 16-14.
Austin Peay State University is back in action at the GSU Diggin’ Duels, Saturday, with a 7:00am match against Chattanooga and a 1:00pm match against Tampa.
GSU Diggin Duels Day One Results
UAB def. Austin Peay, 4-1
1. Rachel Tam/Adriana Pereira (UAB) def. Marlayna Burlington/Kelsey Mead 22-20, 21-13
2. Brooke Moore/Mikayla Powell def. Dylynn Otte/Jenna Gathright (UAB) 16-21, 21-14, 16-14
3. Arden Copping/Emma Andraka (UAB) def. Demi McInnis/Tegan Seyring 21-18, 24-22
4. Naomi Ortiz/Mikayla Law-Heese (UAB) def. Carol Waite/Janvier Buggs 21-10, 21-15
5. Jessica Ennis/Ella Alexander (UAB) def. Morgan Rutledge/Maggie Keenan 21-7, 21-9
6. Jessica Twilley/Pearl Moore (UAB) def. Elizabeth Wheat/Karli Graham 21-14, 21-15
Georgia State def. Austin Peay, 4-1
1. Kelly Dorn/Elise Saga (GSU) def. Brooke Moore/Mikayla Powell 22-20, 21-15
2. Marlayna Burlington/Kelsey Mead def. Eden Hawes/Maddy Delmonte (GSUBVB) 24-26, 28-26, 14-16
3. Yasmin Kuck/Kayla Whetstone (GSU) def. Demi McInnis/Tegan Seyring 21-9, 21-11
4. Bella Ferary/Angel Ferary (GSU) def. Carol Waite/Janvier Buggs 21-11, 21-11
5. Chloee Kleespies/Becky Tresham (GSU) def. Elizabeth Wheat/Karli Graham 21-15, 21-18
6. Tyler Lindgren/Bailey Hatchett (GSU) def. Jaida Clark/Maggie Keenan 21-15, 21-15