MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College Volleyball team's (23-7) thrilling run in the 2017 Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Tournament came to a close in the title bout Sunday, as the Bobcats fell in three sets to Flagler College (24-3) in the Centennial Center.
The No. 3-seed Bobcats were playing in their first conference title match, as the No. 1-seed Saints pulled in their sixth PBC Tournament Championship and the automatic bid to the NCAA Southeast Regional.
GC Volleyball started hot, actually leading in the early going of the first set 5-1. Flagler responded with a huge 12-1 run to take over the set, eventually polishing it off 25-12. In set two, the Bobcats got off to another good start 4-1, but Flagler took over again, a 25-16 effort. The final set was the tightest, knotted up at 20-20 after a Saint attack error. Flagler again closed strong, pulling in five of the last six points for the 25-21 finish.
PBC Setter of the Year Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) added another honor to the mantle, taking a spot on the PBC All-Tournament Team. Brockway spread around her 29 assists today, with classmate Ebony Powers (Jacksonville, Florida) and fellow PBC All-Tournament pick Libby Bochniak (Marietta) leading the team with nine kills each.
The defense was led by senior Chandler Ewaldsen (Savannah) with 18 digs, leading a quartet in double-digits. Bochniak had 12, while Brockway and freshman Jordyn Moellering (Cumming) posted 11 each. Ewaldsen has snapped the single-season Bobcat record for aces this year and now stands at 52.
The Bobcats now await the at-large selections to the NCAA Southeast Regional, with the selection show airing on NCAA.com Monday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m.
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