Lady Cats Close Out Covenant, Fall To Bryan

Georgia Northwestern Turning Things Around At Mid-Season

Friday, September 27, 2013 - by Don Foley
Freshman Lady Cat Victoria Sprouse (Ringgold) pounds a kill shot on Covenant College Thursday Night in Barnes Gymnasium in Lookout Mountain, Georgia
Freshman Lady Cat Victoria Sprouse (Ringgold) pounds a kill shot on Covenant College Thursday Night in Barnes Gymnasium in Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Georgia Northwestern continues to roar back into the win column, winner of four of its last six matches over the last two weeks. Thursday night, the Lady Cats split a tri-match at Covenant College losing first to Bryan College, 16-25, 14-25. They would then pick up the pace closing out host Covenant JV, 27-25, 25-16, 21-25, 29-27.

“We really seem to be picking up steam as we hit the mid-point of the schedule,” said Georgia Northwestern second-year head coach Carrie Powell. The Cats closed out their 2012 re-launch campaign with an overall 2-13 mark. This year’s edition of the Lady Cats (4-7) have already doubled their win output from just one year ago. “Last year, size hurt us. This year, we have a front line presence which none of our competitors had to worry about before.”

Freshman Lady Cat middle hitter Victoria Sprouse (5-foot-10) rifled down 13 kills shots and served up four aces in the road split Thursday. Sophomore middle hitter Holly Mount (6-foot-1) also hammered home 13 kills on the night. Also contributing were freshmen Casey Chapman (5-foot-10) with nine kills and four aces and setter Rachel McGill with three kills, three aces, two blocks, and 33 assists.

Georgia Northwestern now owns a series split with Covenant JV. The Lady Scots swept the Cats at The R.A.C. (Rossville Athletic Complex) on September 9. Powell’s Cats have a chance to even things up with Bryan’s Lady Lions on Monday night. That’s when Georgia Northwestern makes the drive up Highway 27 to Dayton, Tennessee to play in the confines of Summers Gymnasium on the Bryan College campus. The Best-of-Five match is set to start at 6:30 p.m.

“October is going to be a huge measuring stick for us,” said Powell. “After the Bryan road trip, we’ll have three home dates and three away dates going into October. It’ll be some of the toughest competition we’ll face. I’m excited to see how we will measure up.”

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