GC Volleyball Drops Pair to Close out Bobcat Classic

Junior Jordyn Moellering
Junior Jordyn Moellering

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (1-2) lost two matches Saturday in the final bit of action at the 2019 Bobcat Classic, falling to Limestone College (1-2) in five and Lindenwood University (3-0) in three.

"I thought this was a good opening weekend for our team," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "We saw a lot of positives and we know what we need to do to fix the holes in our game. I'm very encouraged for our season."

In the first match, the Bobcats dug a two-set hole, falling behind 25-18 and 25-21. In a similar spot last night against Tusculum University, the Bobcats swept the final three for an epic comeback. GC Volleyball nearly repeated the feat today, taking the third 25-17 and fourth 25-20 before falling 15-12 in five.

Junior Libby Bochniak (Marietta) paced the offense with 19 kills, flanked by senior Emily Crowell (Horseheads, New York) with 14 kills on a whopping .480 hitting percentage.

Bochniak nearly had a 20-20 match, pulling in 20 digs with the 19 kills. The junior was one of five with double-digit digs, as junior Jordyn Moellering (Cumming) led the way with 25. Sophomore Morgan Overly (St. Simons Island) added 19, with senior Nicole Cohen (Atlanta) tallying 14 and sophomore Lauren Talele (Woodstock) adding 13. Talele added 49 assists for a double-double.  

Against Lindenwood, the sets all went to the Lions, 25-14, 25-19 and 27-25.

Bochniak kept her double-double streak intact, posting 11 kills with 19 digs. Moellering added 14 digs as well, with Talele tallying 27 assists.

In tonight's action Bochniak jumped two slots to second in career kills at Georgia College, passing both Ebony Powers (2017) and Caroline Long (2016). Bochniak now has 694 kills in her two-plus seasons. She's now also fifth in career digs at GC with 759.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Sept. 13 at the Jaguar Rumble in Augusta, squaring off with Emmanuel College.

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