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Lady Govs lose to SLU in 5 sets

The APSU Lady Govs volleyball team took on Saint Louis University at home on Tuesday, September 13. According to letsgopeay.com, The Lady Govs played five hard sets (25-21, 20-25, 23-25, 25-20, 13-15), but could not pull out a victory.

After a win in the first set and a loss in the second, it was critical for APSU to win the third set of the match.

The Lady Govs started strong with a 5-point lead, but Saint Louis Universtiy was also determined. SLU responded with 6 straight points to expunge the Lady Govs’ work. The Billkens solidified their lead with another run to make the score 16-11.

APSU was tough and powered back, gaining a 3-point lead with a 11-3 run.  With the score tied at 22-22, the next few points were back and forth until SLU used a kill and a block to seal the win of the third set.

Despite the hard loss of the third set, The Lady Govs worked even harder to take the victory of the fourth set. Junior Ashley Slay had six kills and seven errorless attacks to help APSU tie the match.

APSU jumped out to take the lead in the fifth set as well.

However, SLU’s power hitters would soon become a problem for the Lady Govs. The Billkens managed to tie the score at 10-10 with back-to-back kills. The match continued with both teams swapping points until an error by the Lady Govs pushed SLU to match point.

The match was then ended by a Billken kill, and the Lady Govs fell to SLU.

While the Lady Govs may have lost, redshirt junior Kaitlyn Teeter had 19 kills against SLU, her third double-digit performance this season. She also earned the highest number of kills recorded in one match by APSU this season.

The Lady Govs will play a doubleheader against the Citadel Bulldogs and Charleston Southern University at 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16.

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