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Lady Govs volleyball hands Morehead State first OVC loss

Freshman Jaimie Thill helped lead Austin Peays womens volleyball team (5-10, 2-2 OVC) to a much-needed win against Morehead State, 3-1 (30-22, 25-30, 30-20, 30-26), Saturday, in the Dave Aaron Arena.

Thills 10 blocks secured her a spot in the record books, as she tied Jennifer Brooks record for blocks in one match (1999). Thills effectiveness at the net helped Austin Peay also record a season-high 18 blocks in one match, also tying a school record.
Freshman Jaimie Thill helped lead Austin Peay's women's volleyball team (5-10, 2-2 OVC) to a much-needed win against Morehead State, 3-1 (30-22, 25-30, 30-20, 30-26), Saturday, in the Dave Aaron Arena.

Thill's 10 blocks secured her a spot in the record books, as she tied Jennifer Brooks' record for blocks in one match (1999). Thill's effectiveness at the net helped Austin Peay also record a season-high 18 blocks in one match, also tying a school record.

“Jaimie started for us tonight, and she did a great job offensively,” said Head Coach Cheryl Holt. “We knew her potential when we recruited her, and the more she plays, the better she'll get.”

The Lady Govs battled closely with Morehead State (4-10, 3-1 OVC) in game one, and led 17-15 at one point before scoring six of the next eight points on their way to a 30-22 victory.

Game two proved more difficult for the Lady Govs. Austin Peay fought its way to within one point, 21-20, but was unable to continue its momentum. Morehead State allowed the Lady Govs to score only five more points in the game, resulting in a 30-25 loss.

However, the Lady Govs came out determined in the third game. After allowing MSU to tie at 15-15, APSU rattled off five straight points to take control for the remainder of play. Austin Peay claimed game three by the largest margin of the night, 30-20.

Game four looked to be leaning in the Lady Govs' favor, as Austin Peay climbed to an early 6-1 lead. However, the Lady Eagles would fight back late in the game to tie the score, 20-20. APSU responded by recording a .319 attack percentage, its highest of the night, and pulled out the 30-26 defeat of MSU.

The Lady Govs return to the court at 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 8, as they travel to Charleston, Ill. to take on OVC foe Eastern Illinois.
—Cody Bush