Bobcat Volleyball Splits Final Day of Pioneer Classic

Setter Kayla Brockway
Setter Kayla Brockway
PEACH BELT STANDINGS

 

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – The Georgia College Volleyball team (6-5) rebounded from a noon loss to top the home squad, splitting action in the Pioneer Classic Saturday. The Bobcats lost in four sets to the University of Montevallo (8-1) and then took a three-set sweep from Tusculum College (2-4).

In the first match, the Bobcats dropped a tight 26-24 first set, then evened things out by taking the second 25-22. A late rally from Montevallo in the third resulted in a 27-25 set for the Falcons, then the former Peach Belt Conference (PBC) foes finished of the match with a 25-22 fourth.

Senior Taylor Svehla (Cumming, Georgia) continues to fire on all cylinders, pounding down 15 kills to lead the team, hitting a strong .371. Classmate Kayla Brockway (Jacksonville, Florida) tallied 39 assists.

Four defenders reached double-digit digs, as sophomore Jordyn Moellering (Cumming, Georgia) led the way with 24. Junior Nicole Cohen (Atlanta, Georgia) and sophomore Libby Bochniak (Marietta, Georgia) each grabbed 17, and freshman Lauren Talele (Woodstock, Georgia) added 11.

The Bobcats rebounded from the tough loss to sweep the host squad with ease, 25-13, 25-11 and 25-14.

Svehla was magnificent again with 12 kills and just one error, finishing with a blistering .688 hitting. Bochniak joined her in double-digit kills with 10.

Brockway had a double-double with 28 assists and 10 digs, sharing the team lead in the latter category with Cohen.

In today's action, Svehla moved into 11th in PBC history in kills, and stands just 30 out of the top-10 in the form of Flagler College's Taja Valmyr. Brockway also jumped up the PBC assist rankings, passing Emily Teelon of USC Aiken into fourth place.

The Bobcats are back in action Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. for the home opener against Albany State University.

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