Lipscomb Grinds Out Victory Against Austin Peay in Nashville

Lipscomb Grinds Out Victory Against Austin Peay in Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (lipscombsports.com) - Lipscomb Volleyball grinded out a five-set victory (31-29, 23-25, 25-23, 19-25, 15-9) Wednesday evening in Nashville, defeating ASUN foe Austin Peay to improve to 8-10 (5-2, ASUN). 
 
Caroline Stogner had another impressive night, recording 18 kills to lead the squad. Addi Pelham and Berkley Mischler also had big nights with 16 and 14 kills, respectively. Courtney Jones, Cora Ter Kuile and Kailee Bass also recorded kills. 
 
Delaney Smith was once again a defensive stalwart, with 22 digs on the night with Stogner also recording 12 digs and Sophia Hudepohl had 10. Bass led the way with eight blocks with Mischler right behind her with six and Stogner and Pelham both recording five.
 
Lipscomb had 11 aces as a team to Austin Peay's six, but were outhit by the Govs .198-.179. 

HOW IT HAPPENED
 
SET 1

  • After trading points to open the match, Lipscomb went on a 5-2 run, opening up a 9-6 lead. 
  • The Governors cut Lipscomb's lead to a pair (9-7), but a 4-0 Bisons run gave them a cushion with an 18-7 lead.. Caroline Stogner notched a pair of kills during the run.
  • After the Austin Peay timeout, Lipscomb scored another pair to extend the lead, but a 3-0 Governors run cut the Lipscomb lead 15-10. 
  • Lipscomb got ahead by as many as six points, but Austin Peay gained a little momentum and closed the gap (18-14) before Brandon Rosenthal called a Lipscomb timeout. 
  • The Governors continued to close in on the Bisons with a 3-1 run that shaved the Lipscomb lead 19-17 to force another timeout. 
  • Out of the timeout, a Lipscomb attack error and an Austin Peay kill tied the set at 19 each. 
  • The Governors took its first lead since the third point of the match at 20-19, but the Bisons dug deep and retook a 23-21 lead.
  • Tied at 23, Stogner hammered down a huge kill to get Lipscomb to set point, but the Govs defended the next point well and tied things back up. 
  • The teams continued to trade points to keep the first set alive well past the 25-point mark. 
  • Finally, Lipscomb was able to find the two points it needed with a pair of kills by Stogner to pull out the first set 31-29.


SET 2

  • Lipscomb got off to a slow start in the second set, going down 2-0, but a 5-1 run quickly put them ahead 6-3. 
  • After going down by a point, the Bisons tied thigs back up 11-11 with an Addi Pelham kill and Stogner caught fire with three-straight service aces for a 14-11 lead. 
  • Austin Peay once again closed in with a 5-3 run, shaving Lipscomb's lead 17-16, but Lipscomb got three-straight points to retake a 20-16 lead. 
  • The Govs battled back with four-straight points to tie it back up at 20 each. 
  • Much like the first set, the teams battled back and forth from the 20-point mark, but Austin Peay was the first to get to set point with a 24-23 advantage.
  • A Lipscomb attack error gave the Govs a 25-23 set two win. 


SET 3

  • Austin Peay once again won the first two points of the set, but the Bisons quickly retook a 3-2 lead. 
  • The teams traded blows through the early goings of the set with several ties, but the Govs finally took a narrow advantage at 11-9. 
  • Lipscomb was able to get keep the Govs from pulling away and tied things back up 15-15 and eventually won the race to 20 points with a 20-19 advantage. 
  • Pelham got her 12th kill of the night to give Lipscomb set point at 24-22, but an attack error by the Bisons kept the set going. 
  • Courtney Jones put the exclamation point on the third set with a kill to give the Bisons the 25-23 set victory. 

 
SET 4

  • The Bisons kept the momentum into the start of the fourth set, taking a quick 4-1 lead. 
  • Lipscomb kept the lead for the next 11 points, but Austin Peay dug in and tied things 8-8 and eventually took a 10-9, the first Govs lead of the set. 
  • After the match was tied at 10 a piece, Austin Peay went on an 11-6 run to take the largest lead of the set at 21-16. 
  • The Govs eventually took the set 25-19 to send the match to a fifth set. 


SET 5

  • Once again, the squads were evenly matched throughout the first few points of the set, but Lipscomb used a 3-0 run to get a little separation (7-4) and force an Austin Peay timeout. 
  • Out of the break, Austin Peay won the next two points to put pressure back on the Bisons, pulling within a point. 
  • After Rosenthal called another timeout, Lipscomb composed itself and won the next four points for a 11-6 lead, the biggest of the set. 
  • Stogner had another big swing to give Lipscomb a 14-8 advantage and giving it match point. She finished things off with her 18th kill of the night to clinch the fifth set 15-9 and the match. 

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