Austin Peay Sports Information
Birmingham, AL – Austin Peay State University’s volleyball team notched its season’s first victory with a three-set (25-11, 25-14, 25-10) victory against Savannah State, Friday afternoon in the opening match of the Blazer Invitational at Bartow Arena.
Austin Peay (1-5) controlled the momentum for most of the match.
The Lady Govs won the first and third sets in wire-to-wire fashion. Austin Peay needed 11 kills and a .391 attack percentage to win the opening set.
Savannah State (0-6) challenged early in the second set, building a three-point lead twice.
Austin Peay would gain control with a five-point run to take a 10-8 lead it would not relinquish. The Lady Govs would carry that momentum into a third set it again controlled in wire-to-wire fashion.
Ten Austin Peay players recorded a kill in the match and the full complement of 13 players saw action. Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Slay ‘s six kills led the Lady Govs effort for a second-straight match. Freshman setter Kristen Stucker  made her first start and provided 23 assists on 28 APSU kills.
“It’s always good to get the first win. Everyone we put into the match contributed. Kristen (Stucker) did a great job running our offense throughout the match,” said APSU Volleyball head coach Taylor Mott.
Christian Lyle had five kills to lead Savannah State’s offense, which was held to 18 kills and a minus-.037 attack percentage.
Austin Peay continues play at the Blazer Invitational when it meets Florida International in an 11:00am, Saturday contest.
Savannah State (0-6) -vs- Austin Peay (1-4)
|Kills||LYLE,Christian (5), TAM,Makayla (3), MASOE,Caitlynn (3)|
|Aces||NATHANIEL,Gabrielle (1), HARRIS,Elexius (), COLBERT,Charlinda ()|
|Blocks||MASOE,Caitlynn (2), LYLE,Christian (2), NATHANIEL,Gabrielle (1)|
|Assists||MASOE,Caitlynn (9), LITTLEJOHN,Briana (5), WASHINGTON,Alexis (1)|
|Digs||WASHINGTON,Alexis (7), LITTLEJOHN,Briana (5), NATHANIEL,Gabrielle (4)|
|Kills||SLAY, Ashley  (6), CARGER, Logan  (3), MARSELLIS, Aubrey  (3)|
|Aces||EBRIGHT, Sammie  (3), SLAY, Ashley  (1), STROTHER, Samantha  (1)|
|Blocks||MARSELLIS, Aubrey  (4), CARGER, Logan  (2), SLAY, Ashley  (2)|
|Assists||STUCKER, Kristen  (23), CARGER, Logan  (1), SLAY, Ashley  (1)|
|Digs||WALKER, Peyton  (8), ADAMS, April  (7), EBRIGHT, Sammie  (7)|