GREENWOOD, S.C– Georgia College Women's Volleyball (14-10, 6-5 PBC) traveled to Lander University (21-6, 7-4 PBC) Friday evening and lost in straight sets to a Lander team that could do no wrong.
Lander's defensive strength showed throughout the match and played a key role in the Bearcats' victory. Lander looked strong top to bottom, getting their hands on nearly every Bobcat swing, limiting the Bobcats to a .082 hitting percentage for the match. Sophomore Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) led GC with 9 kills on the day, while fellow sophomore Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) lead the Bobcats with 21 digs. Senior Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) added a double-double with 24 assists and 11 digs.
Lander had two players with double digit kills with Kaitlyn Krafka recording 12 and Hanna Hritz tallying 10 in the match. Setter Madilyn Reed had a successful match, adding a double-double of her own with 46 assists and 13 digs.
Both teams entered the match with a 6-4 record in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) so both teams had a lot to play for as the PBC Tournament approaches. Lander enjoyed their home court advantage Friday, improving to 8-1 at home this season. Georgia College has had success on the road this season but drops to 6-4 away from the Centennial Center.
The Bobcats finish up the regular season tomorrow, Nov. 3 on the road against USC Aiken. GC will look ahead to the PBC Tournament beginning on Nov. 9.
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