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Balanced Austin Peay Govs effort leads to home-opening sweep of Bulldogs

APSU Sports Information

APSU Women's VolleyballClarksville, TN – Sophomore Brooke Moore [1] posted 11 kills and led Austin Peay State University’s  (APSU) volleyball team to a three-set sweep (25-15, 25-19, 25-12) of Alabama A&M, Tuesday night, at the Winfield Dunn Center.

Austin Peay (8-1), playing at home for the first time this season, had eight different hitters record a kill and 11 players recorded a point in the victory.

Austin Peay Women's Volleyball sophomore Caroline Waite had 6 assists and a service ace in Govs win over Alabama A&M Tuesday night. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information) [2]

Austin Peay Women’s Volleyball sophomore Caroline Waite had 6 assists and a service ace in Govs win over Alabama A&M Tuesday night. (Robert Smith, APSU Sports Information)

Moore finished with a team-best 13 points, adding a service ace and a block to her night’s tally.

The Governors also posted 11 service aces, junior Ginny Gerig [3] and freshmen Karli Graham [4] leed that effort with three aces each.

Alabama A&M (3-9) was led by Terra Brooks’ 13-kill performance. The Bulldogs would lead early in the first and second sets, but their largest lead was only three points early in the second set.

The Governors return to the road for their next five matches, beginning with this weekend’s trip to Houston, Texas for the Rice adidas® Invitational. Austin Peay will face Ole Miss, McNeese and Rice in the three-match event.


2018 APSU Volleyball - Brooke Moore [5]SET 1, Govs Win 25-15
It was nip-and-tuck out of the gate with six ties and five lead changes through the first 12 points.

Austin Peay scored four consecutive points and seven of eight in a crucial stretch to turn the tide in its direction.

Austin Peay then took charge with a 10-1 burst to build a 23-12 lead and never looked back.

SET 2, Govs Win 25-19
Alabama A&M started the second set by scoring four of the set’s first five points.

But the Governors rallied back to tie the frame and then broke a 7-7 tie with the match’s next three points – kills by Moore and Kaylee Taff [6] sandwiching a Karli Graham [4] service ace.

2018 APSU Volleyball - Kaylee Taff [7]Alabama A&M would get within a point at 19-18 after a Terra Brooks kill, but a Moore block set in motion a 6-1 set-ending run.

SET 3, Govs Win 25-12
Austin Peay led the final set wire-to-wire, scoring five of the first six points.

The Govs would break the set open with another 4-0 run that saw Haley Turner [8] post a pair of aces and Austin Peay cruised to the win.

APSU Govs Notably


2018 APSU Volleyball - Kristen Stucker [10]Aces Everywhere
Austin Peay’s 11 service aces were the seventh-most in a three-set match. It was the Govs most aces in a three-set win since posting 12  against UT Martin in 2016.

Stucker Now Fourth Among APSU Setters
Kristen Stucker [11] moved into sole possession of fourth place on Austin Peay’s career assists leaderboard, finishing the night with 3,784 assists.

She needs 340 assists to move into third-place all-time and is 1,102 assists from breaking the Govs all-time record.