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Marsellis posts 20 kills, Lady Govs still fall short

Senior Aubrey Marsellis posted a career high of 20 kills on the night, but the Lady Govs fell in four sets.

The Lady Govs volleyball team had their hands full with the University of North Dakota Fighting Sioux (8-4) on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at the Dunn Center.

APSU (4-8) fought through the first set, despite eight errors and a .143 attack percentage holding the lead late into the first set (20-19).

APSU let the lead slip away when North Dakota scored five straight points to win the first set (25-21).

The Lady Govs got the early jump in the second set with a seven point lead.

APSU finished the set with 15 kills and four errors to get the (25-21) second set victory.

After the second set performance, APSU went back to making errors.

The Lady Govs battled in the set, but once North Dakota took an (18-17) lead, they took the set into their hands. The third set resulted in a (25-20) loss for the Lady Govs, putting North Dakota up (2-1).

North Dakota put away the Lady Govs in the fourth set with their best performance of the night. North Dakota led with 16 kills and an attack percentage of .371.

Marsellis had seven of her 20 kills come in the final set.

North Dakota posted 55 kills of the night with four players ending up with 10 or more kills. APSU was led by Marsellis’s 20 kill effort which was the best by any Lady Gov this season.

Freshman Ashley Slay provided the next best kill total with nine.

The Lady Govs return to the court Friday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. when they will travel to the University of Tennessee at Martin.

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