By Molly Johnson, Sports Information Assistant
GREENWOOD, S.C. – The Georgia College volleyball squad (5-6, 0-4 PBC) fought hard Friday against powerhouse Peach Belt Conference (PBC) member Lander University (11-1, 2-1 PBC). The Bobcats dropped the battle 3-0.
"We made a push at the end and finished strong," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "Our plan is to use this momentum to start strong tomorrow at USC Aiken."
The Bobcats started off with a heavy defensive stand to counter the Bearcats' front row, placing almost all the defensive specialists in the starting lineup. Junior Ella Anastasiades (Atlanta, Georgia) led in the back row with 18 digs. Close behind her was freshman Lindsay Holmes (Norcross, Georgia) with 13.
Georgia College's front row was outmatched with Lander's front row hitting .256 to the Bobcats' .118. Maggie Roper (Buford, Georgia) and Miller Howard (Suwanee, Georgia) took the lead with kills, putting down nine and eight, respectively. Setter Mollie Michel (Peachtree City, Georgia) made an all-around effort having 25 assists, six digs, and four kills.
The Bobcats will be back in action again in South Carolina Saturday, Sept. 27 at 2 p.m. taking on USC Aiken.
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