MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball squad (7-19, 1-10 PBC) fought hard against Lander University (19-8, 8-3 PBC) in the Centennial Center Friday, falling in five sets.
The Bobcats took the first set in a 27-25 marathon. Lander balanced things out with a 25-21 second set. Next came a 25-18 third frame in GC's favor. Backs against the wall, Lander responded with a 28-26 fourth set, momentum continuing to the fifth, resulting in a 15-12 final.
Senior Emily Crowell (Horseheads, New York) fired home 22 kills on the night, hitting a heavy .353 with just four errors. It was the first 20-kill match of Crowell's career, and she is the third Bobcat to pound out 20-plus kills this season.
Junior Libby Bochniak (Marietta) added 16 kills and 15 digs for a double-double.
Freshman Emily Long (Mooresville, North Carolina) had a 43-assist, 23-dig double-double, leading the Bobcats in both categories. Junior Jordyn Moellering (Cumming) and senior Nicole Cohen (Atlanta) each had 20.
The Bobcats are back in action tomorrow, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m., playing host to USC Aiken for Senior Day.
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