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Lady Govs volleyball closes home schedule with victory

Fittingly, on senior night, the seniors took center stage as the Austin Peay women's volleyball posted a 3-2 (32-30, 30-28, 26-30, 26-30, 15-10) victory against Jacksonville State in Ohio Valley Conference action Nov. 6.

Senior Sarah Schramka led all hitters with 25 kills and added 20 digs. Senior Julie Burkhalter added 18 kills and 20 digs and senior Jamie deTurck had an errorless attack night, finishing with five kills, 57 assists and 14 digs. The trio combined for over half (48) of Austin Peay's 82 kills and were responsible for 56.5 of APSU's 100 points.
Fittingly, on senior night, the seniors took center stage as the Austin Peay women's volleyball posted a 3-2 (32-30, 30-28, 26-30, 26-30, 15-10) victory against Jacksonville State in Ohio Valley Conference action Nov. 6.

Senior Sarah Schramka led all hitters with 25 kills and added 20 digs. Senior Julie Burkhalter added 18 kills and 20 digs and senior Jamie deTurck had an errorless attack night, finishing with five kills, 57 assists and 14 digs. The trio combined for over half (48) of Austin Peay's 82 kills and were responsible for 56.5 of APSU's 100 points.

APSU looked as if it would run away and hide from Jacksonville State, posting nail-biter victories in game one (32-30) and game two (30-28). The Lady Govs won game one behind the strength of their offense, recording 24 kills and a .396 attack percentage against the Gamecocks 22 kills and .291 attack percentage. Austin Peay was more opportunistic in game two, using just 15 kills but taking advantage of 10 JSU attack errors to record the victory.

Jacksonville State came back strong from the mid-match break, recording back-to-back 30-26 victories in games three and four, evening the score at 2-2.

Neither team was able to build a comfortable lead in the decisive fifth game with the Lady Govs leading by one point, 8-7, as the teams switched sides. However, three consecutive points gave the Lady Govs a 13-9 lead, a margin they would not relinquish on the way to a 15-10 match-clinching victory.

Austin Peay won its season-best fifth straight match and moved above .500 for the first time this season, improving to 14-13 overall. The win also moved the Lady Govs past the Gamecocks for sole possession of third place in the OVC regular-season race, APSU is 9-5 in league play.
—Cody Bush