2012 Ohio Valley Conference Volleyball Team Notes
Austin Peay (503 OVC; 12-12 overall): Austin Peay earned a trio of wins last week defeating Middle Tennessee (16-24, 23-25, 25-23, 26-24, 15-12), Eastern Illinois (25-23, 25-19, 25-22) and SIUE (25-20, 25-22, 25-19). The Lady Govs ran its win streak to a season-best four matches. In addition, APSU has won its last four matches at home. Senior Nikki Doyle recorded a school record 34 kills in the win over Middle Tennessee and had 21 kills versus SIUE. She finished the week with 60 kills and a .341 hitting percentage. She surpassed the 300-kill mark on the season and has 1,144 career kills at Austin Peay. Sophomore Cami Fields posted 44 assists, 21 digs and three blocks in the win over MTSU. She had 36 assists and seven digs against EIU and followed that up with 31 assists and 15 digs versus SIUE. Austin Peay will travel to SIUE on Friday and Eastern Illinois on Saturday. Both games can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
Belmont (4-4 OVC; 8-14 overall): Belmont dropped a pair of five set road matches last week, falling to Southeast Missouri (18-25, 25-23, 25-18, 23-25, 13-15) and UT Martin (25-19, 25-22, 27-29, 19-25, 16-14). Junior setter Hannah Miranda dished out 109 assists over the weekend. She recorded a season-high of 59 assists at Southeast Missouri. She has now tallied 690 assist on the season for an average of 9.87 per set. Belmont will travel to Tennessee Tech on Friday and Jacksonville State on Saturday. The match with Tennessee Tech can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
Eastern Illinois (2-6 OVC; 5-16 overall): Eastern Illinois fell to Austin Peay (23-25, 19-25, 22-25) and defeated Murray State (25-18, 17-25, 27-25, 25-17) last week. The Panthers recorded 18 blocks versus Murray State to set a new four-set school record. It also marked the first time EIU has won at Murray State since 2005. Senior Alison Berens led the team with 18 kills over the two matches. Junior Stephanie Arnold tallied 16 blocks over the two matches, including a career-best 11 versus the Racers. Freshman Marah Bradbury dished out 62 assists and eight kills last week. Eastern Illinois will host Murray State on Friday and Austin Peay on Saturday. Both matches can be seen the OVC Digital Network.
Eastern Kentucky (2-6 OVC; 5-13 overall): Eastern Kentucky defeated Tennessee Tech (25-22, 23-25, 25-15, 25-19) and fell to Jacksonville State (23-25, 25-22, 25-22, 23-25, 3-15). Junior Ashley Edmond led all players with 19 kills in both matches last week. She had 19 kills, 18 digs, a .283 attack percentage and two blocks in the four set win over Tennessee Tech. She followed that up with 19 kills, 20 digs and three blocks versus Jacksonville State. Eastern Kentucky will host UT Martin on Friday and Southeast Missouri on Saturday. Both matches will be available on the OVC Digital Network.
Jacksonville State (5-3 OVC; 11-11 overall): Jacksonville State fell to Morehead State (28-26, 25-22, 20-25, 23-25, 9-15) and defeated Eastern Kentucky (25-23, 22-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-3) last week. Senior Hivya Leite led the team with 14 kills versus Morehead State and followed that up with her first career double-double with 17 kills and 14 digs against Eastern Kentucky. Senior Kesley Anderson recorded a season-best 33 digs in the win over EKU after tallying 19 versus Morehead State. Sophomore Alina Agamy posted her fifth double-double of the season with 34 assists and 11 digs against the Eagles. She had a career-high 54 assists to go with nine digs in the win over the Colonels.
Morehead State (8-0 OVC; 16-6 overall): Morehead State improved to 8-0 in OVC play with wins over Jacksonville State (26-28, 22-25, 25-20, 25-23, 15-9) and Tennessee Tech (25-13, 22-25, 25-17, 25-15). The Eagles have now won 14 straight matches this year and 21 straight OVC road matches. Senior Annie Gruenschlaeger became the school’s career leader in blocks assists and she had seven over the weekend. She now has 373 career assisted blocks. Senior Ellie Roberson recorded 60 kills and a .464 hitting percentage over the two matches. She recorded a career-high 32 kills while hitting .500 in the win at Tennessee Tech, which was tied for the third highest single-match kill production in program history. She also moved onto the school’s top 10 career kills chart with the performances. Senior setter Caitlin Clark registered her team-leading eighth and ninth double-doubles with 56 assists and 12 digs at JSU and 46 assists and 10 digs at Tech. Morehead State hosts Southeast Missouri on Friday and UT Martin on Saturday. Both matches can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
Murray State (2-6 OVC; 4-14 overall): Murray State defeated SIUE (25-15, 25-10, 17-25, 25-20) and fell to Eastern Illinois (18-25, 25-17, 25-27, 17-25) last week. Freshman Taylor Olden led the team with 27 kills over the two matches. She posted her second double-double of the season with 16 kills and 11 digs. Freshman Alyssa Lelm turned in 13 block assists on the week and just one blocking error. She also registered 13 assists and 17 kills over the two matches. Freshman Sam Bedard recorded her third and fourth double-doubles of the year. She had 16 kills and 40 assists against SIUE and followed that up with 33 assists and 12 digs versus Eastern Illinois. The Racers will travel to Eastern Illinois on Friday and SIUE on Saturday. Both games can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
Southeast Missouri (8-0 OVC; 16-7 overall): Southeast Missouri defeated Belmont (25-18, 23-25, 18-25, 25-23, 15-13) and Tennessee State (25-16, 23-25, 21-25, 25-20, 15-10) last week. The Redhawks have now won 10 of their last 11 contests and have finished their five game home stand with a record of 4-1. They improved to their home record to 5-1 on the season and 12-4 under head coach Julie Folliard. Junior Colleen Yarber recorded 43 kills over the two wins while also posting a .312 attack percentage. Against Tennessee State, she recorded a career-high 23 kills versus Tennessee State after she posted 20 kills against Belmont. Junior Berkley Idel posted 42 digs over the two matches, including a career-best 28 in the win over the Bruins. Junior Julie Shives surpassed 3,000 career assists over the weekend, recording 99 over the weekend. Shives dished out a career-high 43 against Belmont. Southeast Missouri will travel to Morehead State on Friday and Eastern Kentucky on Saturday. Both matches can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
SIUE (3-5 OVC; 7-12 overall): SIUE fell to Murray State (15-25, 10-25, 25-17, 23-25) and Austin Peay (20-25, 22-25, 29-25). Sophomore Chelsea Colclasure recorded 22 digs at Murray State and followed that up with 24 at Austin Peay. She is now second in the OVC with 5.19 digs per set. Kelsey Augustine and Emma Anderson are now tied for the team lead with 179 kills. SIUE has recorded 1.33 services aces per set in conference play and 1.13 per set overall. The Cougars will host Austin Peay on Friday and Murray State on Saturday. Both matches can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
Tennessee State (5-3 OVC; 10-10 overall): Tennessee State defeated UT Martin (32-30, 22-25, 25-18, 25-23) and fell to Southeast Missouri (16-25, 25-23, 25-21, 20-25, 10-15). Sophomore Naomi Wells recorded 18 kills against UT Martin and posted 13 versus Southeast Missouri. Junior Erika Moss dished out a season-high 60 assists and followed that up with 57 in the loss at Southeast Missouri. The Tigers are off to their best OVC start since the 2007 season. Tennessee State will host Memphis on Tuesday before traveling to Jacksonville State on Friday and Tennessee Tech on Saturday. The match with Tennessee Tech can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
Tennessee Tech (0-8 OVC; 2-18 overall): Tennessee Tech fell to Eastern Kentucky (22-25, 25-23, 15-25, 19-25) and Morehead State (13-25, 25-22, 17-25, 15-25) last week. Senior Kelsey Gray recorded 11 kills, eight blocks and a .364 hitting percentage against Eastern Kentucky. She followed that up with 12 kills and eight blocks against Morehead State. Senior Madison Comperry split time as the setter, dishing out 45 assists over the two matches. Freshman Cody Dodd had 12 kills against Morehead State to record her first double-digit kill outing of her career. Tennessee Tech hosts Belmont on Friday and Tennessee State on Saturday.
UT Martin (4-4 OVC; 8-14 overall): UT Martin fell to Tennessee State (30-32, 25-22, 18-25, 23-25) before defeating Belmont (19-25, 22-25, 29-27, 25-19, 16-14). Freshman Shelby Hoskins recorded 26 kills and 13 blocks while hitting .388 last week. She led the team with 36 points over the two matches. Senior Kasey Elswick led the team with 49 digs, including 31 in the win Belmont. Elswick posted 11 digs in the fourth set alone against the Bruins. Freshman Amanda Crask dished out 37 assists to go with a career-best 12 kills while hitting .476. Against Belmont, she recorded career-highs of 51 assists, 14 digs and four blocks. The Skyhawks will travel to Eastern Kentucky on Friday and Morehead State on Saturday. Both matches can be seen on the OVC Digital Network.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16
Memphis at Tennessee State – 6 p.m.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
UT Martin at Eastern Kentucky* – 5 p.m.(OVC Digital Network)
Southeast Missouri at Morehead State* – 6 p.m.
Morehead State at SIUE* – 7 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Murray State at Eastern Illinois* – 7 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Belmont at Tennessee Tech* – 7 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Tennessee State at Jacksonville State* – 7 p.m.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
Southeast Missouri at Eastern Kentucky* – 5 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
UT Martin at Morehead State* – 1 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Austin Peay at Eastern Illinois* - 2 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech* – 2 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Murray State at SIUE* – 2 p.m. (OVC Digital Network)
Belmont at Jacksonville State* – 3 p.m.
ALL TIMES CENTRAL
* – OVC Match
2012 adidas® OVC Players of the Week – Oct. 15
Ellie Roberson, RSH, 6’2, Sr., Louisville, Ky. – Morehead State
Roberson tallied a career-high in kills in the come-from-behind win at Jacksonville State and then eclipsed that mark by going over the 30-kill threshold at Tennessee Tech. She hit .431 with 28 kills as the Eagles rallied from a 2-0 deficit to defeat JSU, 3-2. Roberson recorded six kills each in the third, fourth and fifth sets and didn’t make an error in the fifth. She then recorded the third highest single-match kill total in school history with 32 in a four-set win at Tech. She took a team-high 54 swings and made just five mistakes for a .500 hitting percentage to go along with three blocks. For the week, she made only eight errors on 112 attempts and hit .464 with 60 kills.
Others Nominated: Nikki Doyle, Austin Peay; Allison Berens, Eastern Illinois; Ashley Edmond, Eastern Kentucky; Hivya Leite, Jacksonville State; Taylor Olden, Murray State; Colleen Yarber, Southeast Missouri; Naomi Wells, Tennessee State; Kelsey Gray, Tennessee Tech; Shelby Hoskins, UT Martin
Stephanie Arnold, MB, 6’2, R-Jr., Oregon, Wis. – Eastern Illinois
Arnold recorded a career-best 11 blocks in Eastern Illinois’ four-set win at Murray State. She helped the Panthers set a new four-set single-match school record with 18 total blocks against the Racers. She averaged 2.29 blocks per set over the weekend.
Others Nominated: Kelsey Anderson, JSU; Leslie Schellhaas, Morehead State; Alyssa Lelm, Murray State; Berkley Idel, Southeast Missouri; Chelsea Colclasure, SIUE; Kelsey Gray, Tennessee Tech; Kasey Elswick, UT Martin
Caitlin Clark, S, 5’9, Sr., Edgewood, Ky. – Morehead State
Clark recorded a pair of double-doubles, her team-leading eighth and ninth of the year, in Morehead State’s wins at Jacksonville State and Tennessee Tech. In a come-from-behind victory at Jacksonville State, she tied her season-high with 56 assists to go with 12 digs and three kills. She hit a season-best .429 in the match. Clark tallied 46 assists and 10 digs at Tech. For the week, she guided the Eagles to a .264 attack efficiency.
Others Nominated: Cami Fields, Austin Peay; Hannah Miranda, Belmont; Marah Bradbury, Eastern Illinois; Alina Agamy, Jacksonville State; Sam Bedard, Murray State; Julie Shives, Southeast Missouri; Erika Moss, Tennessee State; Madison Comperry, Tennessee Tech; Amanda Brask, UT Martin
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