Season comes to an end for Georgia Northwestern Volleyball squad

Season comes to an end for Georgia Northwestern Volleyball squad

The Georgia Northwestern Lady Bobcats were a little short-handed on Monday night and, as a result, the Navy-and-Silver saw the 2014 campaign come to a close at the hands of the Bryan College JV squad in a match played at the Rossville Athletic Center.

Forced to go into the match with just one available substitution, the Lady Bobcats battled a deep bench from the Lady Lions, who also enjoyed a significant height advantage, especially along the front row.

Bryan led 10-7 in the first set, but reeled off 10 consecutive points to take a commanding lead and ultimately a 25-14 victory. The second set was a similar story as the Lady Lions led 13-12 before taking control with six straight points, en route to another 25-14 win.

Georgia Northwestern showed their grit in the third set, staying with two or three points of the lead for much of the set. But Bryan would get the final two points to win 25-22 and claim the win.

Missed serves were also a factor as the Lady Bobcats had a dozen on the night.

“Being down three players definitely changed some things, but it’s ok,” said head coach Carrie Powell. “We made it work and things went smoothly nonetheless. We’re weren’t able to pull out a win, but I’m still very proud of the girls. We had some good moments and bad moments tonight, but overall we did ok.”

Casey Chapman had six kills and an assist in the loss. Mikiah Treece picked up five kills to go with two blocks, an ace and 10 digs. Sabrina Garcia finished with three kills, and ace and tied Treece for the team lead with 10 digs.

Ashley Bradley had five digs, four assists, an ace and a kill. Rachel McGill collected two assists, two digs and a block. Holly Mount had one ace, one kill and four digs, while Sara Birge finished with seven digs and an ace.

It was also the final match for the Lady Bobcats’ three sophomores.

“Overall, the program is much better now than it was a couple of years ago and our sophomores are a big part of that,” Powell explained. “I’m going to miss them dearly. Rachel is so dependable at setter and she’ll be hard to replace. Holly’s our big girl in the middle and she’s such a great hitter and Casey is just a great all-around player. It’s going to be so hard to replace all three of them.
“We’ve got a lot of back row players returning, so I’ll definitely be looking for some new hitters and maybe another setter going forward for next year.”
The Lady Bobcats finished the season with a 5-8 overall record.