Bobcats Lose Two Hard-Fought Matches on Day One of Queens Fall Classic

Bobcats Lose Two Hard-Fought Matches on Day One of Queens Fall Classic

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. ­–  Georgia College Women's Volleyball took on Barton and Anderson (S.C.) in the Queens Fall Classic in Charlotte, N.C on Friday, losing both well-battled matchups 3-2 and 3-1, respectively.  

In a back and forth matchup in the early game against Barton, the Bobcats dropped the first set after being unable to overcome a hot start by the Bulldogs behind the serving of Ashley Owen (4 service aces) and the hitting of Kaitlyn Elkins (24 kills). The Bobcats turned it around in the second set racing to a 10-0 lead and cruising to a 25-10 win to even up the match. The Bulldogs took a tight third set win 27-25, but the Bobcats answered that with a 13-4 run in the fourth set to win 25-21.

The Bulldogs offense turned it on in the fifth set with 10 kills and 0 attack errors on their way to a 15-10 win. Senior middle blocker Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Ga.)  led the Bobcats with 27 kills in the match hitting .436, while sophomore libero Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Ga.) held down the defensive side of the ball tallying 29 digs.

Senior setter Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Fla.) recorded 47 assists. The Bulldogs notched their first win on the year improving to 1-4.

In the late game against Anderson (S.C.), after splitting the first two sets 21-25 and 25-21 respectively, the Trojans found their groove offensively and were able to stifle the attacking power of the Bobcats. The Trojans closed out the match with a 25-13 win over Georgia College to improve to 5-1 in the young season.

The Bobcats dropped to 2-4 after the dust had settled Friday. They continue their season at 2 p.m. on Friday, September 7th against Lincoln Memorial in Greeneville, Tenn.

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