The Lady Govs volleyball team faced the Morehead State Eagles on Saturday, November 5, at the Dunn Center. APSU won the match after four sets (25-22, 23-25, 25-19, 25-13).
Early in the first set, there was a battle for dominance between the two teams.
This set saw 12 tied scores and three lead changes.
A kill from Sammie Ebright tied it up at 10-10, but the Eagles continued to test the Lady Govs.
After a few mistakes from the Eagles, the Lady Govs began to pull away; although, late in the set, the Eagles tied it up again at 18-18.
A kill and block from Cecily Gable gave the Lady Govs a lead at 21-19.
The Eagles continued to fight through one set-point attempt from the Lady Govs, but a kill from Logan Carger ended the set at 25-22.
The Lady Govs and the Eagles were neck and neck through the whole set, but APSU had 19 digs to the Eagles 17.
The Lady Govs also played cleaner with only four errors against the Eagles’ six errors.
In the second set, the Eagles took advantage of the Lady Govs’ mistakes and used a 0-4 run to build an early lead.
Gable helped build momentum for the Lady Govs, and they tied it up at 5-5.
A kill by Carger gave the Lady Govs the lead at 8-7, and forced the Eagles to take a timeout.
The Lady Govs built a small lead, but the Eagles began to creep back up on them and tied it back up at 22-22.
APSU called a timeout to regroup after the Eagles took the lead at 22-23.
The Lady Govs fought through one set-point attempt by the Eagles, but could not clench the victory and lost the second set 23-25.
The Lady Govs set the tone early in the tie breaking third set with a 5-0 run to take the lead.
Sammie Ebright used a service ace to increase the Lady Govs’ momentum, and APSU was able to extend their lead to 12-5.
Morehead State called a timeout in an effort to break APSU’s drive.
After the timeout, the Eagles closed the score gap to 22-19.
However, the Lady Govs held strong and took the set after a kill from Ashley Slay.
A block from Kristen Stucker opened and set the pace for the fourth set.
The Lady Govs dominated the final set and won 25-13.
In this set, APSU outplayed the Eagles offensively and defensively.
The Lady Govs had a combined eight kills and 15 digs in this set, which helped them overtake the Eagles.
Sophomore Logan Carger showed her best career performance for APSU in this match.
Carger led the Lady Govs with 15 kills and posted a .560 attack percentage.
Coming in behind Carger was junior Ashley Slay, who posted 12 kills with a .226 attack percentage.
The Lady Govs’ next match is against SIU Edwardsville on Friday, Nov. 11, in Clarksville at the Dunn Center.