The Golden Eagles were pushed to a 5 set epic match against the Aquinas Saints and it was the Golden Eagles who prevailed. CU took the first set 25-22 but the Saints rebounded with a 25-18 over CU in set 2. CU took the lead with a 25-20 win over AQ but the Saints tied it up to force a 5th set with a 25-21 over CU. The Golden Eagles came out flat in the 5th and were down 9-3 before they regrouped and pulled out a 15-12 win over Aquinas.
Setter Kim Weaver
led the team with 15 kills, 31 assists and 15 digs. Abby Miedema
added 13 kills and Megan April
put down 10. Miedema and Larissa Deshetsky
played great defense and finished with 21 digs. Chelsea Phillips led the Aquinas with 20 kills.
Cornerstone improves to 15-1 overall and 2-0 in the WHAC. CU finished with 15 wins for the season last year and they now have matched that with half the season remaining.
"I am so proud of our team. That might have the best comeback I have ever seen at Cornerstone. Our defensive players really stepped up in the last match and demonstrated their mental toughness! Larissa Deshetsky and Lauren Pierce dominated those last few points. Kim Weaver made great decisions and Abby Miedema and Jodi Grandholm had some key digs!" exclaimed and excited Coach Campbell.
Cornerstone will host Aquinas on Wednesday, September 28 at 7pm for a non-conference game. The game is being promoted as "80's Night" so dresss up for the event and join hundreds of others in Mol Arena on Wednesday.