Saturday Brings Two Losses for GC Volleyball at Bellarmine Tourney

Junior Jordyn Moellering
Junior Jordyn Moellering
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The final day of the Bellarmine Classic was unkind to Georgia College Volleyball (5-5) handing the Bobcats a pair of losses Saturday. GC fell 3-1 to Trevecca Nazarene University (8-5) and 3-0 to host Bellarmine University (8-3).

In the morning match with TNU, Georgia College dug a 2-0 hole after sets of 25-22 and 25-18. GC then hit a massive .342 in the third set to edge the Trojans 25-20, but a 25-21 final set closed the match.

Junior Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) was the lone attacker in double-digit kills with 14. Classmate Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) led the defensive effort with 20 digs, flanked by 14 from senior Nicole Cohen (Atlanta, Georgia) and a 16-dig, 33-assist double-double for sophomore Lauren Talele (Woodstock, Georgia). The Bobcats were strong up front with 11 team blocks, led by seven from sophomore Sarah Mangan (Farmingville, New York). The team total matches a season-high set just yesterday against Truman State University.

In the Bobcats' afternoon matchup with the host Knights, Bellarmine looked every bit the 20-win competitor from a season ago. BU took the sets 25-18, 25-19 and 25-16.

Bochniak and junior Emma Boughner (Bogart, Georgia) tied for the team lead with eight kills, the latter providing a strong .467 hitting. Moellering pulled in another 18 digs, while Bochniak added 10. Talele added 21 assists. The blocking that was such a strength for GC in game one wasn't available in the second match, finishing with just three against the Knights.

The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 5 at 2 p.m., traveling to Flagler College to start Peach Belt Conference (PBC) play.

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