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JEFFERSON CITY, Tenn. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (6-7) rebounded from an early-afternoon loss to take a four-set bout from Lincoln Memorial University (4-11), splitting action at the Conference Crossover Tourney Friday.
The Bobcats did battle against host Carson-Newman University (9-5) first, and fell in three. The Eagles took the sets 25-18, 25-12, 25-18. The Bobcats struggled to get the offense going, hitting just .104 for the match.
Junior Emma Boughner (Bogart, Georgia) led the way with seven kills. Classmate Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) had 15 digs, while freshman setter Emily Long (Mooresville, North Carolina) had 18 assists and 10 digs in her first career start.
In the second bout, the Bobcats came out hot right away, taking a pair of tough 25-22 sets to get up 2-0. The first-set win ended a 10-set losing streak for the Bobcats. LMU stole the third 25-18, but the Bobcats closed it out with a 25-21 finish and moved to 3-1 against the Railsplitters all-time.
Junior Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) had her presence felt in the match, tallying 15 kills and 16 digs. The digs leader was once again Moellering with 28, aided by Bochniak and 13 from Long. The Bobcat front line was dominant, bringing in 11 blocks, led by Sarah Mangan (Farmingville, New York) and Emily Crowell (Horseheads, New York) at six each.
The best hitting set came in the closer for the Bobcats at a .302 percentage. The Bobcats were anything but predictable in the set, getting kills from six different attackers, led by four each from Bochniak and Sarah Stewart (Savannah, Georgia). Stewart finished with nine.
GC Volleyball is back in action tomorrow, Oct. 12 in another Conference Crossover doubleheader, this time at Mars Hill University. The Bobcats take on MHU at 1 p.m. followed by a 4 p.m. matchup with Lenoir-Rhyne University.
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