GC Volleyball Evens Record, Takes Two at NorCal Classic

Senior Taylor Svehla
Senior Taylor Svehla


TURLOCK, Calif. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (2-2) rebounded with a pair of wins Saturday in day two of the NorCal Volleyball Classic. The Bobcats beat both Humboldt State University (1-2) and Sonoma State University (3-1) in four sets each.

The first match started out very well for the Bobcats, as Humboldt State managed just nine points in a 25-9 rout. The Lumberjacks then rebounded to take set two 26-24. Georgia College tightened the defensive clamps from there, winning sets 25-11 and 25-18 to close it out.

Senior Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) led the Bobcats with 12 kills, aided by 10 from sophomore Emma Boughner (Bogart, Georgia). Svehla couldn't be stopped, hitting a massive .524 for the match. Boughner added nine block assists for a near double-double.

Senior Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) had 35 assists with 11 digs, while sophomore Jordyn Moellering (Cumming) led the defense with 14 digs.

Match two was a nail-biter, as three of the four sets were decided by five points or less. Sonoma State dropped the first two by 25-22 and 29-27 scores, then were able to crack the win column with a 25-19 score in the third. The two teams took the fourth set close, reaching an 18-18 score. The Bobcats closed the match on a 7-2 run for the 25-20 victory, including the final four points. A serve error, a pair of blocks and an errant attack finished off the match.

Svehla led the way again with 16 more kills, Boughner adding another 13. Boughner hit a whopping .550 for the bout and matched her career-best kill total set last season against Flagler College.

Brockway ran another solid offensive effort with 38 assists. Moellering had 21 digs while freshman Lauren Talele (Woodstock, Georgia) joined the fray with 13 digs.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Aug. 31 at 3 p.m. taking on Barton College at the Queens University Classic.

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