GNTC golf falls to Cleve­land State in Tenn.

Calhoun Times - - SPORTS WEDNESDAY -

After beat­ing Cleve­land State by 42 strokes two weeks ago in LaFayette, the Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Bob­cats found the go­ing a lit­tle bit tougher in the re­match on Fri­day af­ter­noon.

Lead­ing by three strokes go­ing into the fi­nal hole, the Bob­cats lost the lead and were ul­ti­mately beaten by the Cougars by a mere two strokes, 305-307, at Chatata Val­ley Golf Club in Cleve­land, Ten­nessee.

Spencer Alexan­der shot a team-best 75 for the Bob­cats. For­mer Sono­rav­ille High stand­outs Ryan Redd and Lane Strick­land each had a 77, while Cole Roberts fin­ished at 78. Noah Hank­ins also played and fin­ished with a 79, but only the low­est four scores count to­ward the team to­tal.

Seth Ward paced Cleve­land State with the day’s low round of 72.

Ge­or­gia North­west­ern will par­tic­i­pate in its first tour­na­ment of the year, the Wal­lace State In­vi­ta­tional, at the Cross Creek Golf Club in Cull­man, Alabama on Sept. 9-11.

Lady Bob­cats fall at Chat­tanooga State

The Ge­or­gia North­west­ern vol­ley­ball team made the short drive to Am­ni­cola High­way this past Thurs­day, but suf­fered straight- sets loss to Chat­tanooga State, who is play­ing in its in­au­gu­ral sea­son.

The Lady Tigers won the first set 25-13 and picked up a 25-23 vic­tory in the sec­ond set be­fore clos­ing it out, 25-17.

Sum­mer Fitz­patrick had eight kills, three digs and two blocks for the Lady Bob­cats. Sa­van­nah Walker had six kills and two blocks. Mor­gen Sim­mons led the way on de­fense with six digs, while Kaylin Gra­ham had three digs and recorded an ace.

Kayleigh Goff dished out seven as­sists to go with three digs, two kills and a block. Mia Clark had four digs, three as­sists, two kills and one ace. Jamese Miller fin­ished with two kills, while Des­tiny Will­banks had one kill, one dig and one block.

Ge­or­gia North­west­ern (1-2) will play Tues­day (6:30 p.m.) in Waleska, Ge­or­gia against the Rein­hardt Univer­sity ju­nior var­sity squad be­fore fi­nally open­ing the home por­tion of their sched­ule on Thurs­day (6 p.m.) against Hi­wassee Col­lege at the Rossville Ath­letic Cen­ter.

GNTC Vol­ley­ball pulls out fiveset thriller in Day­ton

The Ge­or­gia North­west­ern Lady Bob­cats vol­ley­ball team will head just across the state line later this week to face Chat­tanooga State in the Lady Tigers’ in­au­gu­ral sea­son. And they will be tak­ing a lit­tle mo­men­tum with them.

After a tough 3-1 loss at Welch Col­lege in their opener this past Fri­dayin Nashville, the Navy-and-Sil­ver picked up a huge gut-check win on Mon­day, beat­ing the Bryan Col­lege ju­nior var­sity squad in a fiveset thriller in Day­ton, Ten­nessee.

Ge­or­gia North­west­ern (1-1) picked up a 25-21 vic­tory in the first set, but lost the next two, 25-20 and 27-25. How­ever, with their backs to the wall, the Lady Bob­cats came out claw­ing in the fourth set. They won 25-22 to set up a fifth-set tiebreaker and went on to claim their first win of the sea­son with a 15-12 vic­tory in the de­ci­sive set.

It was an­other team ef­fort for the Lady Bob­cats. Kayleigh Goff had three kills, a block and 10 as­sists in the vic­tory. Sa­van­nah Walker picked up six kills, five blocks and a pair of aces. Mia Clark served up four aces to go with two blocks and 11 digs, while Katie Dixon had four kills, two aces and 11 digs.

Sum­mer Fitz­patrick had a team-best nine kills to go with two aces and two blocks. Jamese Miller added six kills and three digs with an ace.

“We are su­per ex­cited to get the win early in the sea­son and ( su­per ex­cited) at be­ing able to fin­ish such a close match,” head coach Am­ber Weaver said. “They never quit and they showed lots of ma­tu­rity. The girls were re­ally ex­cited and kept each other up the whole time. It was good to see them keep fight­ing together and not give up.”

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