By Molly Johnson, Sports Information Assistant
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Georgia College women's volleyball team (7-14, 2-10 PBC) traveled to Florida for a pair of matches against Flagler College (10-12, 5-7 PBC) and No. 18 Palm Beach Atlantic University (23-1). The Bobcats unfortunately dropped both matches 3-0.
Each set of the Bobcats' match against Flagler was decided in the last few points. The Saints nabbed the match 25-21, 25-20, and 25-22. Freshman Maggie Roper (Buford, Georgia) led the charge for the Bobcats with 11 kills. Both Caroline Long (Roswell, Georgia) and Bailey Freeman (Hillsborough, North Carolina) added five kills to the team's effort. In the end, the Bobcats' .170 hitting percentage was no match for the Saints' .304. Ella Anastasiades (Atlanta, Georgia) hustled hard throughout the match, putting up 10 digs.
Shortly after their match against Flagler, the Bobcats had to turn around and play Palm Beach Atlantic. Dropping the first two sets both 25-18, Georgia College gave the Sailfish a run for their money but came up short, failing 27-25. Roper led the squad once again, posting 11 more kills and recording the most out of both teams for the match. She now has 211 kills for the season to lead the Bobcats overall.
The Bobcats will return to the Centennial Center Friday, Oct. 24 to take on USC Aiken at 7 p.m.
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