GREENWOOD, S.C. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (16-12) lost in four sets to Augusta University (24-7) Sunday, the Bobcats taking Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament Runner-Up honors.
The No. 5-seed Bobcat take the runner-up spot for the second-straight year, while the No. 3-seed Jaguars win their first PBC Tournament title.
A hard-fought battle throughout, Augusta took the first set 25-18 then the Bobcats rebounded with a 25-18 win in the second, the first team to take a set from the Jaguars in the tournament. Augusta responded with a 25-19 and 25-22 over the final two sets to nab the win.
PBC All-Tournament Team selection Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) put down 14 kills with 15 digs for a double-double. Senior Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) added nine kills to the offensive effort.
PBC All-Tournament Team selection Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) finished with 42 assists, adding 15 digs for another double-double, her fifth-straight. Sophomore Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) led the defense with 24 digs, junior Nicole Cohen (Atlanta, Georgia) added 15 and freshman Lauren Talele (Woodstock, Georgia) pulled up 10.
The Bobcats were active in the blocking game with nine, led by Svehla with four block assists and sophomore Emma Boughner (Bogart, Georgia) adding three solo blocks and one block assist.
The match was the first victory by the Jaguars over the Bobcats this season, as Georgia College had won the last three meetings in the all-time series.
The Bobcats now await at-large selections to the NCAA Southeast Regional, with the selection show due tonight at 10 p.m.
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