Jaguars Wrap Up 2013 Season

Jaguars Wrap Up 2013 Season

AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Jaguar Volleyball program capped a season of rebuilding on Saturday, Nov. 16 in a 3-1 non-conference loss at Anderson.

GRU Augusta (8-25, 2-16 PNC) will miss the Peach Belt Conference Tournament starting on Friday, Nov. 22 for the first time in over five years. At the 2012 PBC Tournament, the Jags defeated Montevallo 3-1 before falling to Armstrong 3-0 in the semifinals.

In a rebuilding season with a young roster, GRU still found positives throughout the season. Junior Kristen Koch led the entire PBC with 406 kills (3.50 per set) and was third with 437.5 points. Freshman Catherine DeSilvester ranked fifth with 486 digs in her debut season and junior-transfer Chandler Mass' 8.46 assists per set ranked her 7th overall. Senior Jenna Keeler was named to the PBC Preseason All-Conference team on August 20, 2013 and her 33 matches played were eighth best in the league and her 114 sets were good for 10th.

The Jags lost six student-athletes after the 2012 season, including three starting seniors. Head Coach Sharon Bonaventure brought in five freshmen and one transfer for the 2013 campaign. New to the program as well was Assistant Coach Faith Steinwedell who joined the squad in early August as Bonaventure's top aide on the team.

GRU earned their first win of 2013 beating Pfeiffer 3-1 on Saturday, Sept. 14. Six matches later, the Jags shutout Limestone at home and on Oct. 5 they got their first road win by beating Fayetteville State 3-0. At the Pepsi Bash at the Beach Tournament, hosted by Palm Beach Atlantic in West Palm Beach, Fla., GRU went 2-1 – winning back-to-back matches over Stonehill (3-1) and Claflin (3-0).

Three days after, the Jags won their fourth match of the last six in a 3-0 shutout over Georgia College for DIG PINK night. The Jaguars wore their alternative pink jerseys and helped raise $700 for breast cancer awareness and research. Another non-conference win was enjoyed on Oct. 26 when GRU blanked Converse 3-0 and on Wednesday, Nov. 13, the Jags beat GC again for another PBC victory.

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Koch Named All-Conference
November 23, 2013 Koch Named All-Conference
Jaguars Wrap Up 2013 Season
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Anderson Finishes Jags, 3-1
November 16, 2013 Anderson Finishes Jags, 3-1
Jaguars Beat Bobcats On Road
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Braves Blank GRU Augusta
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Jags Fall To Wolves 3-1
November 2, 2013 Jags Fall To Wolves 3-1
Lander Slips By Jaguars
October 22, 2013 Lander Slips By Jaguars
Jags Swept On The Road, 3-0
October 19, 2013 Jags Swept On The Road, 3-0
Jags Miss at Montevallo
October 18, 2013 Jags Miss at Montevallo
Jags Win In Wellness Center
October 15, 2013 Jags Win In Wellness Center
Koch Earns All-Tournament
October 14, 2013 Koch Earns All-Tournament
Jags Win Early In Tourney
October 11, 2013 Jags Win Early In Tourney
USC Aiken Outlasts Jags
October 9, 2013 USC Aiken Outlasts Jags
GRU Augusta Splits On Road
October 5, 2013 GRU Augusta Splits On Road
Francis Marion Downs Jags
October 4, 2013 Francis Marion Downs Jags
Jaguars Shut Out Limestone
October 1, 2013 Jaguars Shut Out Limestone
Jaguars Slip At Home
September 29, 2013 Jaguars Slip At Home
Lander Outlasts GRU Augusta
September 28, 2013 Lander Outlasts GRU Augusta
GRU Augusta Drops Two On Road
September 21, 2013 GRU Augusta Drops Two On Road
Armstrong Sweeps Jaguars, 3-0
September 18, 2013 Armstrong Sweeps Jaguars, 3-0
Jaguars Split As Tourney Hosts
September 14, 2013 Jaguars Split As Tourney Hosts
GRU Augusta Falls To Cougars
September 13, 2013 GRU Augusta Falls To Cougars
Jags Prepared For Opener
September 6, 2013 Jags Prepared For Opener
Keeler Earns All-Conference
August 21, 2013 Keeler Earns All-Conference
Bonaventure Lands Six
July 26, 2013 Bonaventure Lands Six