2014 Women's Volleyball
Record: 20-8 Home: 9-3 Away: 4-3 Neutral: 7-2 WHAC: 10-6
Kim Weaver lead the Golden Eagles with 22 assists against Madonna on Wednesday.
Kim Weaver lead the Golden Eagles with 22 assists against Madonna on Wednesday.
3
VS
0
Madonna University
25-21,25-23,27-25
Cornerstone
Volleyball - Thu, Sep. 27, 2012

Madonna used a strong attack and a solid defense to down Cornerstone, 3-0 (25-21, 25-23, 27-25), stopping the Golden Eagles undefeated conference record on Wednesday in Livonia, Michigan. 

The Cornerstone volleyball team held a 3-0 record to start conference play with wins over Aquinas, Lourdes, and Lawrence Tech.  After Wednesday night's tough conference battle, the Golden Eagles drop to 3-1 in the conference and 9-3 overall. The Crusaders advance to 4-0 in the conference and 17-4 overall.

For the match, Madonna hit .167 with 37 kills and also added 46 digs. Cornerstone attacked at a .054 clip and led the Crusaders, 47-46, in digs. 

Chelsea Lake recorded a team-high eight kills to go along with a team-high 12 digs. Cailie Johnson and Abby Miedema were also in double-digit figures with 10 digs apiece. Kim Weaver dished out 22 assists in addition to five kills.

Play-by-Play

Madonna took an early lead in set one and stayed ahead until the Golden Eagles battled back midway through to tie the first set, 16-16. After a Crusader kill, Madonna cruised the rest of the way with the final point coming off a Crusader block to end the set, 25-21, in favor of Madonna. 

During set two, the score tilted back-and-forth as the teams battled their way through the set. After three straight Madonna errors, Cornerstone took a 16-15 advantage. However, after a Crusader kill to even the match at 16's, Madonna took a lead 24-21. Cornerstone pulled within one on an ace, 24-23, however the set ended on a Crusader kill for the 25-23 win for the home team.

A strong start in set three, built an early 11-5 lead for the Crusaders of Madonna University. The Golden Eagles chipped away at the lead highlighting back-to-back blocks by Cailie Johnson, Murphy Heyer, and Kim Weaver to cut the Madonna lead to just two, 19-17. Cornerstone had the chance at set point, 24-23, but two Golden Eagle errors gave the Crusaders the 25-24 advantage. Following two Madonna kills and a block, the Crusaders took the match out of the hands of the Golden Eagles, giving the Crusaders the 27-25 win.     

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