By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Assistant
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia College Volleyball (10-7, 3-4 PBC) lost a tough one Wednesday night at home against USC Aiken (18-3, 7-2 PBC). The Pacers swept the Bobcats despite two tight sets, keeping Aiken third in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) and Georgia College at sixth.
The Bobcats started the match with all cylinders firing, nearly taking the first set. The Bobcats powered to set point, stopping the Pacers at 21. But Aiken rallied to force extra time, leaving the Bobcats with a 27-25 set one defeat.
Set three looked promising for the Bobcats, who kept the set within reach with a 23-all tie. But Aiken got the better of the Bobcat attacks and clinched the match 25-23.
Outside hitter Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Florida) had the best attack numbers of the night, notching 10 kills with only two errors. She exited the court with a .286 average and 10 digs. This is her seventh double-double for the season. Taylor Svehla (Cumming) came up right under her teammate with nine kills, and Caroline Long (Roswell) grabbed eight of her own from the ten-foot line.
Setter Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) had a solid three sets, snagging 30 assists and 13 digs. This marks her tenth double-double for the season. Wednesday's run against Aiken bumps up her season average to 9.31 assists per set.
Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) donned the different color jersey again. She helped the Bobcats defensively with 21 digs. She has 350 digs for the season, a monstrous 5.38 average, the second-best in the PBC.
Bobcats hit the road Saturday for Misenheimer, North Carolina for a doubleheader against King University and Pfeiffer University. Those matches go live at 4 and 6 p.m., respectively. The ladies are back in Milledgeville again after a Monday match at Flagler College, Wednesday, Oct. 26. The Dig Pink game will be against PBC competitor Augusta University.
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