Volleyball loses in final set

The Racers have been officially eliminated from a chance to play in the OVC tournament after a loss to Austin Peay.

The team won the first and third sets to earn the 2-1 advantage, but the Governors came back to win the last two for the overall victory.

In the first set, the Racers’ early lead never waivered, and sophomores Taylor Olden and Emily Schmahl both recorded four kills in the set.

The second set looked just as promising as Murray State took a 10-3 lead, but Austin Peay battled back and took the lead three separate times. They held on to the final lead change and won the set by three points.

After a hard-fought third set in which the Racers came out on top, the Governors won the fourth set easily to tie the match at two.

While the deciding fifth set was even through the first six points, the Governors pulled away and kept a healthy lead to the end, handing the Racers a tough loss.

The Racers will not be able to finish as one of the top eight teams in the OVC, meaning they will not get a bid into the postseason tournament.

Murray State has one final game this season. The team travels to Eastern Kentucky to play at 2 p.m. Saturday.

Staff Report