Bobcat Volleyball Takes Limestone to the Limit in Road Loss

Sophomore middle blocker Sarah Mangan
Sophomore middle blocker Sarah Mangan

GAFFNEY, S.C. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (6-10) took on Limestone College (10-6) for the second time this season, with the two evenly-matched squads resulting in another five-set win for the Saints.

The Bobcats dropped the tight first set 25-21, then evened things up with a 26-24 win in the second. A 25-17 third set went to Limestone, again evened out by a 26-24 win for the Bobcats. The final set came down in the Saints' favor by a 15-8 score.

Junior Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) led GC with a 17-kill, 18-dig double-double. Sophomore Sarah Mangan (Farmingville, New York) aided the cause with 11 kills, a Bobcat-career high for the first-year transfer. Mangan hit an impressive .424 with just two errors on the night.

Freshman setter Emily Long (Mooresville, North Carolina) picked up a career-best 44 assists, while junior Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) paced the squad with 24 digs. She, Bochniak and senior Nicole Cohen (Atlanta, Georgia) each had double-digit digs, the senior picking up 10.

In the deciding fifth set, the Saints jumped out to a 6-0 start. The Bobcats did all they could to get back in it after that, but couldn't bridge the gap.

The Bobcats are back in action Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m., traveling to USC Aiken.

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