MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The 2016 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Volleyball Tournament hits the Centennial Center this weekend, as Georgia College Athletics hosts eight of the best teams in NCAA Division II Volleyball.
The Bobcats have taken one of the eight slots for the second straight season, advancing to PBC Tournament play in half of the four years the program has been in existence.
The No. 7-seed Bobcats will do battle with No. 2-seed USC Aiken at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, the final of four matches of quarterfinal action. The winner advances to take on the victor of No. 3-seed Armstrong State University and No. 6-seed Augusta University. No. 1-seed Flagler College and No. 8-seed Columbus State University also square off in the first round, taking on the winner of the No. 4-seed Francis Marion University and No. 5-seed Lander University.
GC Volleyball was led by a sophomore trio this season, as Taylor Svehla (Cumming) and Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Florida) put down the majority of the Bobcat points at 2.87 and 2.74 kills per set, respectively. Classmate Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) runs the offense, averaging 9.40 assists per set, while junior Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) is the defensive leader at 4.98 digs per set.
Action starts Friday at 10 a.m. in the Centennial Center, with ticket information at the tournament site here: http://www.peachbelt.com/Tournaments/16-17/16volleyball/index .
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on social media for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit GCBobcats.PhotoReflect.com to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.