MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (3-1) came out on the winning and losing side of two three-set sweeps in day two of the 2017 Bobcat Classic Saturday at the Centennial Center. The GC Bobcats topped Lees-McRae College (0-3) before falling to Anderson University (3-0).
Georgia College won the battle of the Bobcats in match one, topping the LMC Bobcats 25-14, 27-25 and 28-26, showing some grit in those final two sets.
Georgia College controlled the first set, hitting at a whopping .652 clip. The second set required a comeback, as LMC jumped out to a short 3-0 lead, and even had set point at 25-24.
Bobcat Classic All-Tournament selection Taylor Svehla (Cumming) led the hitting, posting 11 kills and a .276 attack percentage. Freshman Emma Boughner (Bogart) added eight kills and three blocks to the cause.
In the second match, the Bobcats had trouble with a strong Anderson team that gave all teams fits this weekend. The Trojans took the three sets 25-20, 25-15 and 25-15.
The strong hitting from the first match came a little tougher in the nightcap, as Svehla again paced the team with 10 kills. She finished with 11.5 points, adding a trio of block assists. Ewaldsen had 17 digs, and Brockway went for a 24-assist, 15-dig double-double. As of press time, Brockway leads the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) in assists this season at 135.
The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Sept. 8 at the Rollins College Invitational in Winter Park, Florida. Georgia College takes on the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez and host Rollins on Friday.
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