Bobcat Volleyball Closes Falcon Classic with Four-Set Win

Bobcat Volleyball Closes Falcon Classic with Four-Set Win

By Molly Johnson, Sports Information Assistant

MISENHEIMER, N.C. – The Georgia College volleyball team (2-1) added another victory to its weekend after a 3-1 win over Pfeiffer University (0-3) Saturday. The Bobcats placed second overall at the weekend's Falcon Classic.

"This was a great first weekend for us," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "We were in situations that tested us. This team has a lot of heart. A big congratulations goes to Maggie (Roper) on being named to the All-Tournament Team. We are taking our second-place finish and using that momentum to carry us into our match on Tuesday."

The Bobcats came out strong and striking fast in the first set winning 25-17. Continuing with confidence they took the second set 25-13. The Falcons rallied in the third set 25-21, but could not stop the power and defense of the Bobcats and lost 25-15.

Sophomore Miller Howard (Suwanee, Georgia) came out swinging and ended the match with 15 kills and a hitting percentage of .429.  Freshman Mollie Michel (Peachtree City, Georgia) showed versatility, banging in nine kills while still adding 25 assists. Defensive specialists Ella Anastasiades (Atlanta) and Katie Ray (Cumming, Georgia) shared the defensive load with 13 and 11 digs, respectively. Anastasiades also added to the offense, tallying four of the team's nine aces.

The Falcon Classic announced their All-Tournament Team with freshman Maggie Roper (Buford, Georgia) receiving a spot on the squad. She was accompanied by Kristy Lake from Slippery Rock University, Kayleigh Heljeson from Shepherd University, and Shanelle Charlot of Pfeiffer University. Valerie Bour of Shepherd took home the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

The Bobcats will hit the road again Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. and face-off against Fort Valley State University.

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