GC Volleyball Tops Lincoln Memorial in Four

Senior middle blocker Taylor Svehla
Senior middle blocker Taylor Svehla

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (5-4) did what no other team has done this season, taking down previously-undefeated Lincoln Memorial University (4-1) in four sets Friday. The Bobcats dropped the first 25-19, then swept the rest of the action, 25-20, 26-24 and 25-17.

Early in the third set, senior Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) picked up her ninth kill of the match to become Georgia College's sole member of the 1,000-kill club. She finished with 17 on 38 attacks and a strong .316 hitting.

"This group is a bunch of fighters after a slow start," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "I'm very proud of the resiliency they showed as a team. One of the best parts of the day was being able to celebrate Taylor's 1,000th kill. That is a huge accomplishment and I'm so proud of her."

Sophomore Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) recorded a double-double, tying Svehla for the team lead with 17 kills and adding 14 digs. Also nabbing a double-double was senior Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) with 37 assists and 13 digs.

The Bobcats spread out the defense, with five players bringing in double-digit digs. Sophomore Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) led the quintet with 24, flanked by Brockway and Bochniak, 13 from freshman Lauren Talele (Woodstock, Georgia) and 10 from junior Nicole Cohen (Atlanta, Georgia).  

The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Sept. 8 at noon, taking on the University of Montevallo.

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