• Alex Jones | Sports Editor

Volleyball ends postseason with loss in semis

The women’s volleyball team wrapped up their 2018 season as they exited the Southeast region tournament with a loss to USC Aiken in the semifinals on Nov. 16.

The Bobcats fell short in a thrilling semifinal matchup against fellow PBC contender, USC Aiken, in five sets.

Senior Taylor Svehla led the Bobcats with 21 kills while senior Kayla Brockway accumulated 61 assists, breaking her previously held school record of 55 in a match.

The team concluded their season with a 17-13 overall record while going 6-6 within the conference in regular season play.

As a team, they compiled 1,453 kills and 1,375 assists throughout the year. Those season statistics both rank second in program history.

On the attack, Svehla led the team in kills with 397. Sophomore Libby Bochniak followed closely behind with 359 kills of her own, shattering her 2017 season total of 282.

Brockway stands in a league of her own with 1,158 assists on the season. Her career total of 4,317 assists ranks second in the PBC record book since 25-point rally scoring was implemented in 2008. The Bobcat with the second most assists was sophomore Jordyn Moellering with 90.

Although the season ended without the PBC championship or an appearance in the Southeast region final, in reflection on the season and the play they have exhibited, the Bobcat’s have plenty of reasons to hold their heads high.

Svehla and Brockway will be the only departing members of the team in the offseason as they are expected to graduate.

The current roster includes five freshman, four sophomores and two juniors, all who gained playing time and experience they will carry over into the future seasons.

The volleyball team had a sensational season and will look towards a promising season next year.

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