CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Eastern Kentucky University’s beach volleyball team split a pair of matches on the final day of its first season at Austin Peay.
The Colonels (2-13) fell in the opening match to host Austin Peay, 4-1, before defeating Carson-Newman, 4-1, in match two.
In match number two, Eastern jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and did not look back.
Clarissa Hankinson and Mikayla Logan made quick work in their pairing winning by scores of 21-7 and 21-9 to put Eastern on the board first.
Rachel Woody and Kennedy Wilson took their opening set, 21-18, over Montgomery Sauter and Lexy Headley. Sauter and Headley bounced back to take set number, 21-14, to force a third set. Woody and Wilson took the last set, 15-13, to give the Colonels a 2-0 lead.
Carson-Newman (2-21) took the number one pairing in straight sets, 21-10 and 21-14, to make the score 2-1 after three pairings.
EKU took the next two pairings to win the match 4-1 over Carson-Newman.
In match number one, the number four pairing of Woody and Wilson fell behind early after losing the opening set 25-23. The two stormed back in the second set defeating Lucy Randall and Cori Theiss 21-19. Woody and Wilson took the final sent 15-9 to put the Colonels on the board.
Austin Peay (15-12) won the next three matches to win the match 4-1.
Austin Peay 4, Eastern Kentucky University 1
- Jenna Panning/Haley Turner (APSU) def. Dena Tekavec/Jovana Bulatovic (EKU) 21-18, 21-19
- Ciera Koons/Brooke Moore (APSU) def. Sydney Schoen/K. Caserma-Kloeble (EKU) 21-11, 21-10
- Chloe Stitt/Ginny Gerig (APSU) def. Maria Ferragonio/Kaylin Johnson (EKU) 21-7, 21-15
- Rachel Woody/Kennedy Wilson (EKU) def. Lucy Randall/Cori Theiss (APSU) 23-25, 21-19, 15-9
- Caroline Waite/MiMi Arrington (APSU) def. Clairissa Hankinson/Mikayla Logan (EKU) 21-17, 21-15
Eastern Kentucky University 1-13
Austin Peay 15-12
Order of Finish (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)
Eastern Kentucky University 4, Carson-Newman 1
- Summer Coulter/Abby Struewing (C-N) def. Dena Tekavec/Jovana Bulatovic (EKU) 21-10, 21-14
- Sydney Schoen/K. Caserma-Kloeble (EKU) def. Aryana Fazelnia/Kelly Hughes (C-N) 21-19, 19-21, 15-10
- Maria Ferragonio/Kaylin Johnson (EKU) def. Grace Seymour/Lauren Williams (C-N) 18-21, 21-10, 15-12
- Rachel Woody/Kennedy Wilson (EKU) def. Montgomery Sauter/Lexy Headley (C-N) 21-18, 14-21, 15-13
- Clairissa Hankinson/Mikayla Logan (EKU) def. Taryn Nichols/Dilyn Palmer (C-N) 21-7, 21-19
Eastern Kentucky University 2-13
Order of Finish (5, 4, 1, 2, 3)