Bobcats Come Up Short Twice on NorCal Classic Day One

Senior Kayla Brockway
Senior Kayla Brockway
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TURLOCK, Calif. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (0-2) dropped a pair of tight matches on day one of the NorCal Volleyball Classic Friday, falling 3-1 to Chico State University (2-0), and dropping a 3-0 bout to host Stanislaus State University (2-0).

The first match was close, as Chico State took the first set 25-20 and the Bobcats responded with a 25-13 victory in set two. The Wildcats then nabbed the final two frames to close the match, 25-21 and 25-20.

Senior Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) paced the Bobcats with 16 kills, flanked by 12 from junior Emily Crowell (Horseheads, New York). Svehla hit a solid .306 for the match.

Senior Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) had 41 assists with 14 digs, while sophomore Jordyn Moellering (Cumming) led the defense with 23 digs.

Game two was a three-setter, the closest of the trio being the first set. Stanislaus State took that one 25-20, then added 25-16 and 25-15 for the sweep.

The offense had trouble in the second match, as five different Bobcats led the team with just three kills each. Brockway led with 14 assists, while Moellering added another 16 digs.

In today's action, Brockway moved into fifth place in Peach Belt Conference (PBC) history in assists, passing both Amelia Morgan and Olivia Snipes, both from Flagler College. Brockway now has 3,214 assists, 323 behind fourth place and USC Aiken's Emily Teelon.

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Aug. 25 at 1:30 p.m. eastern, taking on Humboldt State University.

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