By Molly Johnson, Sports Information Assistant
SAVANNAH, Ga. – The Georgia College women's volleyball team (7-12, 3-8 PBC) set off on their first of three road matches in a row Friday to take on Peach Belt Conference (PBC) front-runner No. 19 Armstrong State University (17-1, 10-0 PBC). The Bobcats late surge was not enough as they fell in three sets.
The Pirates came out swinging in the first set, downing the Bobcats 25-11. The Bobcats geared up for the second set and made a late run but were overtaken 25-15. Georgia College consistently improved throughout the match and built more momentum but could not maintain a lead as the match ended with a score of 25-20.
The Bobcats' front row was unable to keep up in the end as the Pirates had a total of 39 kills to Georgia College's 19. Freshman Bailey Freeman (Hillsborough, North Carolina) led the squad with five kills. Maggie Roper (Buford) and Miller Howard (Suwanee) were close behind with four kills each. Ella Anastasiades (Atlanta) had a tall order to fill in the back row. She was able to put up a total of 15 digs for the night.
The Bobcats will continue their road trip with a match at Flagler College Saturday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. followed by taking on Palm Beach Atlantic University at 4:30 p.m.
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