Bobcat Volleyball Takes Flagler to the Limit in Loss

Junior Ebony Powers
Junior Ebony Powers

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – The Georgia College Volleyball squad (14-5, 3-3 PBC) went toe-to-toe with 2016 NCAA Tournament Qualifier Flagler College (15-3, 5-1 PBC) Saturday, taking the Saints to the limit in a five-set Bobcat loss.

The Bobcats started slow, dropping sets one and two by 25-23 and 26-16 scores. Georgia College rebounded in a big way, taking the third set in convincing fashion 25-14. After a 25-21 win in the fourth forced the 15-point fifth set, the Saints needed extra points to get by the Bobcats, 17-15. The win extended the Saints' win streak to 10 straight.

"We knew this match was going to be a tough fight today," said head coach Gretchen Krumdieck. "I'm very proud of how our team dug out of an 0-2 hole. There are a lot of positives we are taking away from this match. We are all looking forward to some rest and getting back in the gym."

Freshman Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) led the way for Georgia College with 14 kills, flanked by Ebony Powers (Jacksonville) with 13 and Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) with 12.

Setter Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville) had her fourth-straight double-double, tallying 48 assists to go with 13 digs. Leading the Bobcat defensive effort was senior Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah, Georgia) with 22, pacing a quintet in double-digits. Joining Brockway, both Powers and Bochniak also put together double-double efforts today; Powers pulling up 13 digs and the freshman adding 11. Another rookie, Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) was busy on the defense, grabbing 13 digs as well.

The Bobcats had 10 team blocks, led by freshman Emma Boughner (Bogart, Georgia) at seven, including a pair of solos.

The win puts Georgia College at 3-3 in league play, good for fourth in the Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Standings. The Bobcats are halfway through their league schedule.

GC Volleyball is back in action Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m., traveling to Lander University.

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