GNTC golf falls to Cleveland State in Tenn.
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.”