MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Behind a strong blocking effort and a balanced attack, the Georgia College Volleyball team (14-4) beat the University of West Georgia (2-19) in four sets Thursday at the Centennial Center.
The Bobcats started slow, dropping the first set 25-23. Georgia College rebounded well, posting 25-15, 25-15 and 25-18 sets to nab the come-from-behind win.
"It took us a set to settle in, but we bounced back," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "Once we found our rhythm, we were much more comfortable. Kayla (Brockway) did another great job running our offense tonight. We are looking forward to heading to Flagler this weekend."
The Bobcats had nine team blocks, led by junior Taylor Svehla (Cumming) at nine total. Svehla was also a member of tonight's three-headed attack, as she, freshman Libby Bochniak (Marietta) and junior Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Florida) tied for the team lead with 12 kills each. Svehla also recorded a strong .276 hitting percentage with just four errors. Freshman Emma Boughner (Bogart) made the most of her eight attempts, recording six kills without an error.
Junior setter Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) had a 45-assist, 17-dig double-double. Powers joined Brockway with a double-double of her own by pulling up 18 digs. Senior Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) led the team with 22 digs.
The victory gives Georgia College a 3-2 lead in the all-time series, as the Bobcats have now taken three straight from the Wolves.
The Bobcats are back in action Saturday, Oct. 21 at 2 p.m., traveling to Flagler College.
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