Bowling Green, Kentucky – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) volleyball team lost a match in three sets (16-25, 18-25, 16-25) against the No. 21 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers to conclude their stay at the Holiday Inn – University Plaza Invitational, Saturday at EA Diddle Arena.
Mikayla Powell led Austin Peay (4-4) with seven kills, while Erin Eisenhart had 18 digs — her sixth game this season with 15 or more digs.
After falling in the first set, Austin Peay State University took its first lead following a 4-0 6-3 lead in the penultimate period after three WKU errors and Buggs’ third serve ace. The Hilltoppers responded to the Govs score with a 15-5 run to power themselves to a second-set victory.
The Governors led throughout the first half of the final set, holding a one-scoring advantage with 13 points; however, three consecutive WKU points forced the APSU governors to call the timeout.
Western Kentucky controlled the momentum throughout the rest of the period, securing the game after a 25-16 victory.
Next step for APSU Volleyball
The Austin Peay State University volleyball team returns to Dunn Center on Friday, September 16 to face North Dakota State. The game starts at 12:00 p.m.