Volleyball Drops Tough 5-Game Match to Austin Peay
Sept. 25, 2004
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team dropped their conference opener, 3-2 (30-28, 23-30, 30-27, 27-30, 11-15) to Austin Peay in a tough five-game match on Friday night. Despite the teams being evenly matched, it was the Lady Govs who pulled out the victory.
Southeast (1-10, 0-1 OVC) won the first game against Austin Peay (4-8, 1-0) in a game that was symbolic of the whole match as both teams fought to gain the upper hand. Southeast was actually behind 28-27 until Head Coach Cindy Gannon called a timeout to calm down her players and to stop the Lady Govs momentum. The strategy paid off as Southeast reeled off three straight points to record the game one victory.
After dropping the second game, Southeast took game three, hitting .298 and recording 21 kills.
The Lady Govs held off a late Southeast comeback in game four to force a deciding game.
In game five Austin Peay recorded a 6-0 run to break an 8-8 tie and to help seal the match victory.
Three Otahkians recorded double-doubles in the loss, with Jamie Baumstark (Hermann, MO/Hermann) leading the way with her third career assist/dig double-double. Baumstark recorded a career-high 60 assists and had 10 digs. She also served up three service aces.
Jill Miller (Muncie, IN/Muncie Central) recorded her fourth career double-double with a career-high 25 kills and 18 digs.
Freshman Brittany Hastings (Wichita, KS/Circle H.S.) had her first career double-double with a 13 kill. 18 dig performance. She also recorded a team-high and career-high .357 hitting percentage to go along with the career high in digs and kills.
Jessica Koeper (Jackson, MO/Jackson) added 17 kills (one short of her career best).
Ashley Smith (DeSoto, MO/Jefferson College) led the defensive effort with eight blocks, including four solo blocks. Lauren Scannell (Belleville, IL/Southwestern Illinois College) once again led Southeast with 24 digs.
Southeast will end their seven match road trip on Saturday when they take on conference opponent Tennessee Tech at 2:00 P.M.