Bobcat Volleyball Drops Conference Match in Augusta

Bobcat Volleyball Drops Conference Match in Augusta

Box Score: http://gcbobcats.com/sports/wvball/2016-17/boxscores/20160924_84su.xml

By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Assistant

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (7-3, 2-2 PBC) was swept by Peach Belt Conference (PBC) opponent Augusta University (6-3, 3-1 PBC) Saturday. The Bobcats made the trip up to Augusta for their fourth Peach Belt Conference (PBC) matchup of the season in an afternoon weekend game in front of a strong crowd.

Georgia College struggled in the first set, falling 25-18 to the Jags. The Bobcats gathered some fuel in the second, narrowing the gap to 25-22 yet still failing to grab the set victory. The third set looked similar to the first two, as the Bobcats fought hard, keeping within reach for the majority of the set, but the Jaguars stopped the Bobcat offense at 16 for a final score of 25-16.

Senior Miller Howard (Suwanee) had a fantastic day, despite the tough loss. She recorded the most kills for the team with 11 point-gathering attacks. She got close to her season-high in kill percentage, taking a .417 average for the day. The senior also helped the Bobcats defensively with six digs.

Sophomore Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Florida) had a quiet day from the ten-foot line but gathered the team's second highest stat for digs with 10. Junior Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) led the Bobcats from the libero spot, recording 11 digs of her own. 

Setter Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) led the team in assists with 26. The sophomore also took a pair of points herself with two service aces.

"This was a tough road match today," head coach Gretchen Krumdieck said. "We are looking forward to getting back on the court and preparing for next weekend."
The Bobcats have a busy weekend coming up at home. First, they host PBC school UNC Pembroke Friday, Sept. 30 beginning at 7 p.m. The team then takes on Francis Marion University at home Saturday, Oct. 1 for its first home weekend match this season.
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