MARS HILL, N.C. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (6-9) closed out action at the Conference Crossover Saturday with a pair of losses at Mars Hill University (9-6). The Bobcats fell to the host squad first in three, then lost three more sets to Lenoir-Rhyne University (11-7).
The opener against the host Lions featured scores of 25-23, 25-17 and 25-17.
Sophomore Sarah Mangan (Farmingville, New York) led the Bobcats with 10 kills on .333 hitting, adding three blocks for 11.5 total points. Setter Emily Long (Mooresville) had a 29-assist, 13-dig double-double. Sophomore Morgan Overly (St. Simons Island, Georgia) led the Bobcats with 22 digs, getting 14 from Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) and 11 from Nicole Cohen (Atlanta, Georgia).
The Bobcats took MHU to the limit in the first set, despite a negative hitting percentage for the frame. GC tied the set at 18-18 and tightened it up late as well at 23-21 and 24-22.
Junior Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) had a near double-double at eight kills and 11 digs. Long had her third-straight double-dip with 24 assists and 12 digs. Moellering led the defensive effort with 17 digs.
The Bobcats will look to get back to their winning ways Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m., traveling to Limestone College.
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