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Can APSU's volleyball winning streak survive WKU?

Austin Peay's women's volleyball team will have its three-match win streak challenged when Western Kentucky visits for a 7 p.m. contest tonight at the Dunn Center.

The Lady Govs are amidst a six-game home stand, having won their last three matches, and are 3-7 overall. However, the Lady Toppers enter the contest 10-1, their lone loss coming against then-No. 13 Stanford in a match during which WKU won the first game. Tuesday's contest will be the 39th meeting all-time between the two schools, with Western Kentucky leading the all-time series, 24-14.
Austin Peay's women's volleyball team will have its three-match win streak challenged when Western Kentucky visits for a 7 p.m. contest tonight at the Dunn Center.

The Lady Govs are amidst a six-game home stand, having won their last three matches, and are 3-7 overall. However, the Lady Toppers enter the contest 10-1, their lone loss coming against then-No. 13 Stanford in a match during which WKU won the first game. Tuesday's contest will be the 39th meeting all-time between the two schools, with Western Kentucky leading the all-time series, 24-14.

Austin Peay ran its winning streak to three games at the expense of Lipscomb last Thursday, and all of APSU's win have come against in-state foes. The trio of sophomore Ashley Genslak and seniors Sarah Schramka and Julie Burkhalter are averaging more than 3.2 kills per game, each having recorded 100 kills in the season's first 10 matches.

"This will be a good match for us to evaluate where we are and how much we've improved this season," says Head Coach Cheryl Holt. "Western Kentucky is one of the best teams in the region. They are a good team because they have one of the nation's best right side hitters and a very good middle hitter. Our job is going to be to eliminate our own unforced errors and prevent them from getting into their offense by not giving them any free balls."

Western Kentucky received votes in the latest edition of the USA Today/CSTV Top 25 Coaches Poll, released Monday. The Lady Toppers are 3-0 against Ohio Valley Conference foes and have not lost a game to any of those opponents. WKU brings a balanced attack into the Dunn Center with four players averaging 2.9 kills per game or more.

The Governors Club and Michael's Pizza is sponsoring a pizza party for all Governors Club members prior to the start of tonight's match.
—Cody Bush