By Angela Moryan, Sports Information Assistant
PEMBROKE, N.C. – Georgia College Volleyball (15-8, 6-5 PBC) now has six wins in the conference after the 3-0 sweep of the UNC Pembroke Braves (2-25, 0-14 PBC) Saturday afternoon.
The Bobcats traveled to North Carolina for the second match of the road weekend. Set one was an easy "W" for the Bobcats, topping the Braves 25-17. The second and third matches were a bit more difficult.
The yet-to-be-victorious Braves put up a fight in a pretty steady back-and-forth battle in the second set. Thanks to a four-point kill run late in the second, the Braves tied up the set 22-22. The teams rotated points, and Pembroke gained the greatest advantage at 25-24. They couldn't stop the Bobcat attack, though, and dropped the set, 28-26.
The hosts, the Braves, controlled the middle of the set, extending their lead from 16-12 to 21-17. The Bobcats rallied with their attacks and tied the set at 24. Three consecutive kills from the Bobcats took the match, 28-26.
Sophomore Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) led the Bobcats from the 10-foot line, recording 13 kills in 29 attacks. Her .345 average was also one of the top for GC squad. Senior Caroline Long (Roswell, Georgia) came in second for the match with nine kills and a .333 average.
Sophomore Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) added 28 assists from the match, and junior Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah, Georgia) and sophomore Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Georgia) tied defensively, each with 13 digs.
"Today was a good mental test for us," head coach Gretchen Krumdieck said. "We are still learning how to handle different situations and to work through them. We are all happy with the win today and looking forward to Tuesday's match."
After Saturday's matches, no changes occurred to the Peach Belt Conference standings. Georgia College stands strong in fifth place, only one loss behind Augusta University. USC Aiken, Flagler College and Armstrong State University round out the top-five.
The Bobcats host Columbus State University (14-8, 5-7 PBC) Tuesday, Nov. 1 for the first of four straight home matches. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m.
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