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Lady Govs volleyball ends season slump with 4 wins

APSU volleyball won almost half of their total wins this season in the last five games.

The team went 10-22 overall and won four of their last five games of the season, while snapping a seven game losing streak.

The Lady Govs began winning when they traveled to Alabama A&M on Nov. 3, beating the Bulldogs 3-2 for their only road win of the season.

Freshman Cecily Gable had a career high of 15 kills with a .500 attack percentage.

APSU and A&M split the first four sets 2-2, but the Lady Govs dominated the third set 15-12 to take the set and the match.

Next, the Lady Govs returned to Clarksville, Tenn. to face Southeast Missouri on Nov. 6 in the Dunn Center.

The Lady Govs won the first two sets but lost the second two sets, scoring 20 points combined.

During the last set, the Lady Govs took the set all the way to 23 points and pulled away with their second win in a row.

Sophomore Kelly Ferguson led the Lady Govs with 15 kills, two blocks and a .303 attack percentage.

Nov. 7 was senior night for the Lady Govs, and APSU beat the University of Tennessee at Martin in four sets 3-1.

UT Martin won the first set, but that was the only win APSU was going to allow.

Redshirt junior Sammie Ebright led the Lady Govs through the next three sets with 16 kills and a block.

Senior Samantha Strother earned her second straight and seventh double-double of the season with 13 kills and 13 digs.

The next match for the Lady Govs was Wednesday, Nov. 11, but had different results.

The Lady Govs faced Ohio Valley Conference school rival Murray State and lost in three sets. Strother led the Lady Govs with seven blocks.

During the last game of the season, the Lady Govs faced Eastern Kentucky University on Saturday, Nov. 14 and won 3-0.

Ebright led the Lady Govs with 15 kills and two blocks.

APSU’s three seniors also stood out during their final match. Strother had nine kills, nine digs and two aces.

Aubrey Marsellis had a double-double with 40 assists and 12 digs while April Adams led the Lady Govs with 18 digs.

The Lady Govs finished the season 10-22 overall and 4-12 in the conference.

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