Georgia Northwestern is gearing up for its final week of the 2013 intercollegiate women’s volleyball season. Trinity Baptist (FL) and Tennessee Temple roll into the Rossville Athletic Complex (R.A.C.) this Friday night with matches beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Over the last five days, the Lady Cats (4-11) have tangled with three four-year programs and taken every one of them the distance in best-of-five sets.
The latest of which went down in the heart of Dixie as Georgia Northwestern made the trip to Huntsville’s Oakwood University in hopes of stealing a win.
The Lady Cats came out on fire against the Lady Ambassadors taking the first two games, 25-20 and 25-16. However, Oakwood would return the favor taking games three and four, 16-25 and 19-25.
“The tie-breaker game was crazy,” said Georgia Northwestern Head Women’s Volleyball Coach Carrie Powell. “Our players really left it all on the court. Very proud of all of our student-athletes.” With the tie-breaker going to the first team to 15 by two, the Lady Cats would push the final and deciding stanza to a 20-22 loss.
Georgia Northwestern freshman Rachel McGill and sophomore Holly Mount led the way in the road match-up. McGill struck four kills, three aces, two blocks, and dished out 37 assists. Mount hammered home nine kill shots and five blocks.
Making her presence felt from the back line was sophomore libero Fallon Larmon. The LaFayette, Georgia product served up five aces in the match. “Fallon has really been doing a tremendous job for us at home and on the road this season,” said Powell. “It’s nice to have our sophomores help lead the way.”
This past weekend served as a huge jump for the two-year collegiate volleyball program. The Lady Cats took a pair of NCCAA programs in Tennessee Temple and Bluefield Christian (VA) to a fifth game in best-of-five matches. Georgia Northwestern would fall in the tie-breaker falling three-games-to-two in each instance. However, big strides have been made from the first match just a month and a half ago.
Lady Cat freshmen hitters Victoria Sprouse (Ringgold) led the way in those attacks. Sprouse pounded through 23 kills in the two-match set against the four-year programs.
Georgia Northwestern is a member of the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association, the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association, and a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia. For more information on Lady Cats Volleyball, contact the Georgia Northwestern Office of Sports Information by writing to email@example.com, calling 706.764.3813, or visiting BobcatsCountry.com on the Internet.
Georgia Northwestern serves Catoosa, Chattooga, Dade, Floyd, Gordon, Murray, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties in Georgia with campuses located in Floyd, Gordon, Polk, Walker, and Whitfield counties. Approximately 26,000 people benefit from GNTC’s credit and noncredit programs, making it the largest college in Northwest Georgia and the fourth largest technical college in Georgia.