MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College Volleyball team (8-4, 3-3 PBC) dropped their third Peach Belt Conference (PBC) game of the season today in Milledgeville, falling 3-1 to Francis Marion University (10-6, 4-3 PBC).
The Bobcats started strong, taking the first set 25-20 thanks to a huge 7-0 run in the latter half of the set. However, the Bobcats couldn't keep their groove after the hot start.
Francis Marion snuck past the Bobcats in an extremely tight second set 25-23. From there it was all Patriots, as Francis Marion overpowered the Bobcats in the third set 25-19 and in the fourth set 25-17.
Bright spots on the day for the Bobcats included excellent attacking performances from Ashley Savransky (Roswell) and Maggie Roper (Buford). Savransky led the Bobcats with 11 kills on 31 total attacks, while Roper added 10 kills of her own. Taylor Svehla (Cumming) and Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Florida) each added eight kills on the day. Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) picked up a double-double, ending the game with a team-high 29 assists as well as 15 digs. Brockway also contributed a remarkable seven service aces, breaking the former school record of six set by Rachel Reynolds against Augusta State University in 2013. Meanwhile, Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) was the defensive standout for the Bobcats, leading the team in with 20 digs.
The Bobcats will look to get back in the win column when they travel to Savannah to take on nationally ranked No. 22 Armstrong State University on Friday, Oct. 7. First serve is set 7 p.m.
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