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Women's Volleyball stays on hunt for season's first victory

Austin Peays women's volleyball team continues its season-opening road trip with a 7 p.m., Tuesday contest at Evansville. The Lady Govs are still searching for their seasons first victory after a 0-4 start at the Arkansas State/American State Bank Classic last weekend. It is Austin Peays first 0-4 start since the 1995 season.

Senior Sarah Schramka led the Lady Govs in that tournament, recording a double-double in each of the four matches and finishing the tourney averaging a team-best 4.57 kills per game. Fellow senior Julie Burkhalter led the team with 4.50 digs per game. Austin Peay's women's volleyball team continues its season-opening road trip with a 7 p.m., Tuesday contest at Evansville. The Lady Govs are still searching for their season's first victory after a 0-4 start at the Arkansas State/American State Bank Classic last weekend. It is Austin Peay's first 0-4 start since the 1995 season.

Senior Sarah Schramka led the Lady Govs in that tournament, recording a double-double in each of the four matches and finishing the tourney averaging a team-best 4.57 kills per game. Fellow senior Julie Burkhalter led the team with 4.50 digs per game.

“Evansville is a hard team to beat, especially at home,” says Lady Govs Head Coach Cheryl Holt. “We have to improve offensively in these upcoming matches. We finished last weekend hitting .150, and we need to be closer to .220 to be effective. However, we served tough and passed the ball well into our offense. We also played well defensively, digging the ball when we needed to.”

The Lady Govs will meet an Evansville squad that is 2-1 overall and historically has been one of the tougher teams to beat on the schedule, the Purple Aces leading the all-time series, 17-15, including wins in each of the past two seasons.
—Cody Bush