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Christina White gets play underway between APSU and Eastern Kentucky on Saturday, Oct. 7. Benjamin Little | THE ALL STATE

Volleyball Ends Pair of Streaks

APSU Volleyball swept Murray State on the road Tuesday, Oct. 9, which ended a 27-match conference win streak at home for the Murray State Racers.

The win Tuesday pushed APSU’s streak to 11, however that streak was snapped when Eastern Kentucky rolled into Clarksville on Saturday, Oct. 7, winning the match 4-1.

The Govs came out firing on all cylinders against Murray State, jumping out to a 10-4 lead against the Racers in the first set. The Racers did not help themselves, committing seven errors, helping the Govs take the first 25-21.

The flaming hot start did not end there. Murray State won the opening point of the match, but APSU scored 16 out of the next 21, dominating the set 25-11. Christina White had four kills in the second set, while Ashley Slay had three.

Murray State attempted to rally back in the third set, but it proved too late. The teams were locked at 13 apiece before APSU scored six in a row and eventually took the last set 25-21.

The match was all about streaks, as APSU beat had now won 14 consecutive sets, along with four consecutive match sweeps. It also marked the end of a five-match losing streak against Murray and was the first time the Govs had beaten Murray on the road since 2013.

Saturday however, did not go as the Govs had anticipated, dropping their match against conference foe, Eastern Kentucky, dropping their record to 5-1 in the conference.

APSU dropped the first 25-21. APSU was able to get out to a 6-0 run against EKU, taking an 18-15 lead, but EKU came back on a 10-3 one to steal the first set.

Things did not get better as the Govs lost the second set 25-14. EKU jumped out to a 16-9 lead and never looked back taking the first set by 11 points.

The Govs did not give up, however, winning the third set 26-24, vying for a chance at a comeback.

APSU would not be able see a comeback, as Eastern Kentucky shocked the Govs at home taking the fourth set 25-20.

APSU and EKU both stand with the best conference record at 5-1 each.

The Govs will look to start a new streak, as they travel to Bowling Green to take on Western Kentucky on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

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