AIKEN, S.C– Georgia College (14-11, 6-6 PBC) put up a strong fight, but lost in four sets to Peach Belt Conference (PBC) leader USC Aiken (21-3, 11-1 PBC).
The Bobcats mounted an amazing comeback to win the first set after trailing by as many as six points. The Pacers regained control in the second and third set, winning both relatively comfortably. The match concluded with a hotly contested fourth set, with the Bobcats coming close to forcing a fifth, but falling just short.
Throughout the match, Aiken was powered by their usual offensive stars Kayla Duggan and Christine Carroll who had 19 and 18 kills respectively. Anita Cookey-Gam was the third Pacer with double digits in the kills column with 12. Duggan had a monster game adding 19 digs and five blocks.
Once again, sophomore Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) led GC with kills, getting 16 in the match while adding 24 digs for a double-double. As usual, senior Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) had a double-double with 42 assists and 14 digs. Senior Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) added 12 kills and had a strong defensive performance, tallying five blocks.
Georgia College will look ahead to the PBC Tournament next weekend, which will be played on Lander University's home floor in Greenwood, S.C. Seeding for the tournament should be released later this evening.
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