MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – With four attackers reaching double-digit kills, the Georgia College Volleyball team (17-10, 8-7 PBC) topped the University of Montevallo (12-15, 5-12 PBC) in four sets Tuesday at the Centennial Center. The Bobcats took the first two by identical 25-20 scores, then dropped the third 25-14 before rallying for a 25-21 clincher.
The victory clinches a Peach Belt Conference (PBC) playoff spot for the Bobcats, with the tournament running Nov. 18-20 in Milledgeville.
"Everything was clicking for us tonight," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "We stuck to the game plan and we played really good defense tonight. We are looking to take this momentum to Friday."
Senior Caroline Long (Roswell) led Bobcat attackers with 11 kills, flanked by a trio with 10. Classmate Miller Howard (Suwanee), and sophomores Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Florida) and Taylor Svehla (Cumming) all reached double-digit efforts. Howard and Powers each notched double-doubles, the former nabbing 13 digs with the latter pulling in 19. Howard now has five double-doubles on the season, with Powers owning 11.
Leading the team in digs, however was junior Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) at 20. Sophomore setter Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) added 10 of her own to go with 43 assists. In tonight's effort Brockway broke the school's single-season mark for assists. She now stands at 952, topping the previous mark of 945 set by Micayla Patterson in the first season of GC Volleyball.
The win puts the Bobcats at 8-7 in PBC play, good for fifth in the league standings. Georgia College could finish as high as third and no lower than seventh, with three matches left on the schedule.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m., traveling to USC Aiken.
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