The APSU Lady Govs volleyball team faced Southeast Missouri at the Dunn Center on Friday, Sept. 23.
The Lady Govs took victory in three sets (25-9, 25-20, 25-22).
APSU pulled ahead early in the first set 7-1, which forced SEMO to take a timeout to regroup. The Lady Govs kept gaining momentum.
A service ace from Ginny Gerig and multiple kills from Sammie Ebright and Ashley Slay pushed the score to 17-2.
With a few mistakes from APSU and a block from SEMO, the Redhawks scored 5 more points to make the score 20-7.
The Lady Govs responded with a block by Kristen Stucker.
A few more points were exchanged, and the set was ended by a kill from Cecily Gable.
In the second set, SEMO raged against the Lady Govs, forcing seven ties throughout the match. The Lady Govs started to pull ahead after kills from Gable and Slay. An error by SEMO brought the score to 22-19. Slay had an ace, and a kill from Gable brought the Lady Govs to set point. APSU won the next point and the set.
APSU took an 11-3 lead to kick off the third set. However, SEMO blocked hits from Slay and Gable to attempt to overtake APSU which made the score 13-9.
The Lady Govs started to pull away again with errors from SEMO. The Redhawks took a timeout at 17-11.
Kills from Kaitlyn Teeter and Christina White would give the Lady Govs a 20-13 lead. SEMO took advantage of some blunders from APSU to bring the score to 23-21.
After an APSU timeout, SEMO returned with an ace to make the score 23-22. A kill from the Lady Govs would lead to an APSU win. The Lady Govs battled against UTM at the Dunn Center.
The Lady Govs were able to take down the Skyhawks in three sets (25-21, 25-21, 25-16).
The match began with a service and attack errors called against the Lady Govs.
The Skyhawks capitalized on the APSU mistakes and jumped out to an early lead, although APSU responded with Kristen Stucker and Ashley Slay minimizing the Skyhawk lead to only 2 points.
The Lady Govs eventually were able to tie the set up at 8-8 thanks to a service ace by Allie O’Reilly.
The Skyhawks retook the lead and continued to lead until the Lady Govs tied the set back up at 14-14.
APSU continued to build their lead with two consecutive service aces by freshman Ginny Gerig.
The Lady Govs finally got to set point after an error by UTM and took set one.
Set two was opened up by a kill from Logan Carger to give APSU the first point of the set.
After a couple errors called on the Skyhawks, and a point by Sammie Ebright, the Lady Govs had a 5-3 lead.
Once again the Skyhawks took advantage of APSU’s mistakes and closed the Lady Govs’ lead to only one point. The Lady Govs recovered quickly, and extended their lead to 14-6.
UTM took a timeout, and when they came back out they started to creep up on the Lady Govs.
The Skyhawks were only 3 points behind the Lady Govs at set point (24-21), but APSU pulled out the win for set two.
The third set saw five ties and two lead changes.
The Lady Govs began to pull away from the Skyhawks after a pair of service aces from Kaitlyn Teeter and Christina White.
The Lady Govs also had hits from Slay, Ebright and Carger to extend the lead to 15-9.
This forced UTM to call a timeout. The Lady Govs and the Skyhawks continued their battle, and after a hard earned point that ended with a hit out by UTM, the Lady Govs took a 23-14 lead.
The Skyhawks tried to battle back, but on match point they hit into the net, which gave the Lady Govs the win.