The Lady Govs volleyball team finished their season and secured a fourth seed in the Ohio Valley Conference tournament this past week. The Lady Govs were in a battle with Southeast Missouri for first place in the OVC West and second seed in the tournament, but a rumble with conference giant Morehead State in the final match of the season and an easy SEMO schedule in their final two games would keep that from happening.
On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Lady Govs would take on conference foes Murray State at the Dunn Center. The Lady Govs would make quick work of the visiting Racers, winning in straight sets, 25-15, 25-22 and 25-11.
The Lady Govs would get a big game from sophomore outside hitter, Jada Stotts, who recorded 16 kills on the match, while junior middle blocker Lauren Henderson added an additional 11. APSU recorded twice as many kills as Murray in the game, outkilling the Thoroughbreds 50-25 on the match.
On Sunday, Nov. 11, the Lady Govs would not be as lucky, as they fell to Morehead State in straight sets in the same manner as Murray fell to APSU, 25-13, 25-22, 25-19. The Lady Govs could never get the upper-hand in the match, and the loss secured Morehead’s perfect season in OVC play.
Morehead went 16-0 in conference play, which is the first time a team has done that since 2006.
The game secured SEMO’s first place position in the OVC West, as the Redhawks won their final two games on the season to finish 12-4 in the OVC on the season. With the victory against Murray and falling to Morehead, the Lady Govs finished 17-15 on the season and 10-6 in conference play, beating out Eastern Illinois for second in the OVC West.
The OVC tournament starts on Thursday, Nov. 15 in Morehead, Ky. The Lady Govs will take on Tennessee State at 4:30 p.m. APSU beat the lady Tigers when they faced off a few weeks ago, coming from behind after dropping the first set to win three straight sets and the match, but all in close fashion. If they win, they will face the winner of the Morehead State and UT Martin game on Friday, Nov. 16.