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College Sports – EKU BEACH VOLLEYBALL SPLITS A PAIR OF MATCHES ON LAST DAY OF INAUGURAL SEASON

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

  1. Jenna Panning/Haley Turner (APSU) def. Dena Tekavec/Jovana Bulatovic (EKU) 21-18, 21-19
  2. Ciera Koons/Brooke Moore (APSU) def. Sydney Schoen/K. Caserma-Kloeble (EKU) 21-11, 21-10
  3. Chloe Stitt/Ginny Gerig (APSU) def. Maria Ferragonio/Kaylin Johnson (EKU) 21-7, 21-15
  4. Rachel Woody/Kennedy Wilson (EKU) def. Lucy Randall/Cori Theiss (APSU) 23-25, 21-19, 15-9
  5. Caroline Waite/MiMi Arrington (APSU) def. Clairissa Hankinson/Mikayla Logan (EKU) 21-17, 21-15

Match Notes:

Eastern Kentucky University 1-13

Austin Peay 15-12

Order of Finish (5, 4, 3, 2, 1)

Eastern Kentucky University 4, Carson-Newman 1

  1. Summer Coulter/Abby Struewing (C-N) def. Dena Tekavec/Jovana Bulatovic (EKU) 21-10, 21-14
  2. Sydney Schoen/K. Caserma-Kloeble (EKU) def. Aryana Fazelnia/Kelly Hughes (C-N) 21-19, 19-21, 15-10
  3. Maria Ferragonio/Kaylin Johnson (EKU) def. Grace Seymour/Lauren Williams (C-N) 18-21, 21-10, 15-12
  4. Rachel Woody/Kennedy Wilson (EKU) def. Montgomery Sauter/Lexy Headley (C-N) 21-18, 14-21, 15-13
  5. Clairissa Hankinson/Mikayla Logan (EKU) def. Taryn Nichols/Dilyn Palmer (C-N) 21-7, 21-19

Match Notes:

Carson-Newman 2-21

Eastern Kentucky University 2-13

Order of Finish (5, 4, 1, 2, 3)

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