Bobcat Volleyball Topples Conference Leader in Four

Junior Emily Pope
Junior Emily Pope


MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (8-6, 1-1 PBC) took down Peach Belt Conference (PBC) leader Augusta University (11-3, 1-1 PBC) in four sets Tuesday at the Centennial Center.

The Bobcats dropped a tight first set 25-23 and rebounded to sweep the final three in front of over 1,200 rabid Bobcat fans.

Sophomore Libby Bochniak (Marietta) made her presence felt all over the court, leading with 18 kills, adding 17 digs, four service aces and a block.

Senior Taylor Svehla (Cumming) added 16 kills on .306 hitting, posting five total blocks as well. Sophomore Emily Pope (Canton) rounded out the double-digit attackers with 10 kills, a career-high.

Senior setter Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) was a wizard again running the offense, finishing with 47 assists and 14 digs for a double-double, her ninth this season. Freshman Lauren Talele (Woodstock) led the team with 20 digs, the best effort of her young career, one of five Bobcats in double-digits. Joining Talele was Brockway, Bochniak, sophomore Jordyn Moellering (Cumming) with 16 and junior Nicole Cohen (Atlanta) with 15.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., traveling to Francis Marion University.

The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup and the 2017 PBC Sportsmanship Institution of the Year, 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 Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit to purchase photo prints from home athletic contests.