Bobcat Volleyball Closes Season in Loss to PBC Leader

Seniors Emily Crowell and Nicole Cohen
Seniors Emily Crowell and Nicole Cohen

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball squad (7-20, 1-11 PBC) saw its season come to a close Saturday afternoon in a hard-fought three set battle with Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Regular-Season Champion USC Aiken (25-4, 9-3 PBC).

The Pacers topped GC 25-19, 25-16 and 25-22 in the rematch from last year's NCAA Regional.

The Bobcats had trouble getting the offense rolling against the Pacers, hitting .145 for the match and getting a team-high nine kills from both senior Emily Crowell (Horseheads, New York) and junior Libby Bochniak (Marietta). Bochniak had a near double-double with 10 digs.

Freshman Emily Long (Mooresville, North Carolina) had 29 assists, while junior Jordyn Moellering (Cumming) led the squad with 13 digs.

Prior to the match, the Bobcats honored their two-member senior class in Crowell and Nicole Cohen (Atlanta). Crowell finishes her career with 533 kills, good for sixth in school history. Her 142 total blocks also ranks sixth, just one behind Blake Willoughby (2016).

Cohen made the transition to defensive specialist halfway through her sophomore season, wrapping up her career with 600 digs. That number ranks eighth in school history.

The season has come to a close for Bobcat Volleyball, one in which GC landed four on the PBC Team of Academic Distinction, and Bochniak added CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors.

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