By Molly Johnson, Sports Information Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College women's volleyball team (7-10) battled back and forth with powerhouse Spring Hill College (19-5) in a four-set loss Sunday in the Centennial Center.
Both teams came out swinging in the first set as the Bobcats registered 13 kills to the Badgers' 15. Those two extra points made in the difference as Spring Hill took the first set 25-23. The Bobcats proved they would not go quietly and came out on top in the second set 26-24. Spring Hill bounced back, winning the third set 25-21. The fourth set was a constant fight for the lead; in the end Spring Hill was able to mount two consecutive points for a 28-26 win.
The Bobcats had two consecutive nights of great play at the net, having 12 team blocks, which gives them a total of 27 in just two matches. Freshman Bailey Freeman (Hillsborough, North Carolina) led the charge with eight blocks. Six other Bobcats earned blocks as well.
Four Bobcats put up double-digit digs for the match. Ella Anastasiades (Atlanta) led the team with 20, but Mollie Michel (Peachtree City) was right behind her with 19. Lindsay Holmes (Norcross) and Caroline Ham (Marietta) posted 11 and 10, respectively.
Being placed into the starting lineup for the first time this season, freshman Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) took advantage of her time on the floor posting 19 kills. That marks her personal best for her young career. Ewaldsen also marked the match high. Maggie Roper (Buford) added 16 and Freeman had 11.
The Bobcats next match will be on the road at the University of Montevallo Tuesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.
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