by Sam Jones, Sports Information Student Assistant
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Georgia College volleyball steamrolled the field at today's Augusta Volleyball Invitational Tournament, powering past Southern Wesleyan University and North Greenville University in straight sets to move to 5-1 on the season.
The Bobcats dominated from the start of game one, taking the first set from Southern Wesleyan 25-16. The next two were a little nervier for the Bobcats Coach Gretchen Krumdieck's squad pulled out two close wins in sets two and three, winning 25-22 and 25-21.
Blake Willoughby (Savannah) led all players with 11 kills in the match, ending with a .348 kill percentage. Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Florida) finished in double-digits as well, racking up 10 kills in the match.
Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) featured as well for the Bobcats, contributing her normal impressive amount of assists with 38 and also leading the Bobcats in digs with 15.
Georgia College ended the match with a .303 kill percentage compared to just a .188 mark for Southern Wesleyan. The Bobcats also out-dug Southern Wesleyan 56-47
In game two the Bobcats dismantled North Greenville, taking the first three sets by scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-18.
Taylor Svehla (Cumming) starred in the contest, blasting kill after kill at a remarkable rate, smashing 13 kills with a .522 kill percentage.
Miller Howard (Suwanee) also stood out in attack, grabbing nine kills of her own.
Brockway once again led in assists and digs, setting up the Bobcats 33 times and collecting 16 digs.
"We had a great day today," Krumdieck said after the game. "We were able to use a couple of different line-ups and work on a few things. We are in a great spot heading into conference play next weekend"
The Bobcats look to continue their hot start when they travel to Montevallo for the first conference matchup of the year on Friday, Sept. 16, with first serve set for 7:00 p.m.
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