Austin Peay (6-4) picked up its first sweep of the year.
The Governors, who hosted the Buccaneers for the first time in six all-time meetings, won for the first time in the series since a 3-0 sweep on September 7th, 2012, ending a two-match skid. Austin Peay State University improved to 4-2 in the series.
Powell, who tied a match-high with 14 kills, put together the fifth-best hitting-percentage performance in program history (15-19 attacks).
East Tennessee built a 4-1 upper hand for a second-straight set, but the Governors rallied to tie at six via back-to-back combination blocks. Consecutive service aces by Janvier Buggs were part of a 3-0 Austin Peay State University spurt, but the Buccaneers responded with three straight to take a 17-13 lead.