Bobcat Volleyball Splits Day Two of Bobcat Classic

Freshman Jordyn Moellering
Freshman Jordyn Moellering

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (3-1) came out on the winning and losing side of two three-set sweeps in day two of the 2017 Bobcat Classic Saturday at the Centennial Center. The GC Bobcats topped Lees-McRae College (0-3) before falling to Anderson University (3-0).

Georgia College won the battle of the Bobcats in match one, topping the LMC Bobcats 25-14, 27-25 and 28-26, showing some grit in those final two sets.

Georgia College controlled the first set, hitting at a whopping .652 clip. The second set required a comeback, as LMC jumped out to a short 3-0 lead, and even had set point at 25-24.

Bobcat Classic All-Tournament selection Taylor Svehla (Cumming) led the hitting, posting 11 kills and a .276 attack percentage. Freshman Emma Boughner (Bogart) added eight kills and three blocks to the cause.

Senior Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) pulled in 20 digs to lead the team, and junior Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) had 37 assists and 10 digs.

In the second match, the Bobcats had trouble with a strong Anderson team that gave all teams fits this weekend. The Trojans took the three sets 25-20, 25-15 and 25-15.

The strong hitting from the first match came a little tougher in the nightcap, as Svehla again paced the team with 10 kills. She finished with 11.5 points, adding a trio of block assists. Ewaldsen had 17 digs, and Brockway went for a 24-assist, 15-dig double-double. As of press time, Brockway leads the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) in assists this season at 135.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Sept. 8 at the Rollins College Invitational in Winter Park, Florida. Georgia College takes on the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez and host Rollins on Friday.  

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