The Lady Govs traveled to UT Martin to face the Skyhawks in an OVC matchup. Letsgopeay.com reported the Lady Govs won the match in three sets (25-18, 25-22, 25-18) on Friday Oct. 28.
The Lady Govs were neck-and-neck with the Skyhawks throughout the first set. The Lady Govs came alive with a 6-point run to eventually take the win. Junior Ashley Slay posted seven kills to open the match, three of those in the last 6 points.
The Skyhawks and the Lady Govs continued their battle in the second set. UT Martin took the lead halfway through; however, they committed two errors, which gave APSU the lead. The Lady Govs took advantage of the mistakes and harbored the lead all the way to victory. APSU’s Kaitlyn Teeter had five kills to lead the Lady Govs to the win.
Slay made her presence known once again in the third frame. The Lady Govs gained an 8-0 lead, and Slay secured 4 points in kills. APSU ran away with a 25-18 victory to end the match.
The Lady Govs dominated over the Skyhawks in both offensive and defensive play. APSU posted 44 kills against Ut Martin’s 31 kills, and the defense took over with 44-32 in digs and 9-4 in blocks.
The Lady Govs continued their weekend on the road at Southeast Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 29. According to letsgopeay.com, the Lady Govs had a comeback win in five sets (25-23, 20-25, 28-30, 25-22, 15-8).
The match was tied going into the third set, and the teams battled hard through the whole frame. There were seven lead changes and 17 ties that resulted in the set being pushed into overtime. APSU had two set point chances, but the Redhawks fended off the attempts and took the win after an error by the Lady Govs.
In the fourth set, the Lady Govs trailed the Redhawks 17-21. After a timeout called by APSU, the Lady Govs began their comeback. Sophomore Logan Carger had two consecutive kills that led to a timeout by SEMO. The halt in gameplay did not stop the Lady Govs’ momentum. APSU’s Christina White had a block and Sammie Ebright had a kill that helped the Lady Govs build a lead at 24-22. A bad set by the Redhawks gave APSU the win.
The match was tied once again for the fifth and final set, and began with both teams scoring early. Two kills from White gave APSU the lead at 5-2. The Lady Govs continued to construct their lead, but SEMO fought back by scoring 3 points to bring the score to 8-5. The Lady Govs responded by scoring another 3 points to get a 6-point lead. After a service ace and a kill from Kaitlyn Teeter, APSU took the match.
The Lady Govs posted their best stats of the season with 76 kills, 73 assists and 109 digs.
Freshman Ginny Gerig achieved a new career-high in this match with her best defensive performance of 29 digs.
The Lady Govs face rival Murray State on Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Battle of the Border presented by Hermitage Bank.