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Lady Govs volleyball soaring high, looking to finish out the season strong

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The Lady Gov’s volleyball team had a successful week, taking the first two games of a four game homestead that will finish out their season heading into the Ohio Valley Conference.

Currently, the Lady Govs sit in second place in the OVC West with two games remaining against Murray State, who is in last place in the OVC West, and Morehead State, who is undefeated in OVC play.

On Friday, Nov. 2, the Lady Govs would make it look easy against UT Martin, taking the match 3-0. The Lady Govs only trailed in the entire match after the first point of the first set.

The Lady Govs got a solid team effort, led by junior middle blocker, Lauren Henderson, with her 13 kills and five blocks.

The next day, the Lady Govs would take on Southeast Missouri, who currently holds first place in the OVC West. The match would go down to the wire, with the Lady Govs coming back from a 2-0 deficit to win 3-2.

After dropping the first two matches, 25-19 and 25-20, the Lady Govs would grit out two close sets wins, winning the third set, 25-23, and the fourth set, 27-25.

After recovering out of a 2-0 hole, the Lady Govs would win the final and decisive set in strong fashion, 15-7, to earn a big win and bring them closer to tying SEMO for first place in the West. APSU is currently 9-5 in the OVC while SEMO is 10-4, both with two games remaining.

The Lady Govs will look to keep up with SEMO when they take on Murray State on Tuesday, Nov. 6, before facing the big challenge in conference giant, Morehead State, on Saturday, Nov. 10, to close out the season.

SEMO’s final games of the season are played against UT Martin, fourth in the OVC West, and Tennessee Tech, last place in the OVC East with only one OVC win this season.

It looks like it will be very difficult for APSU to sneak up and top SEMO for first place in the West.

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