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On Friday and Saturday, the Golden Eagles volleyball squad participated in the Indiana Tech / Indiana Wesleyan Cross-Over Tournament. Cornerstone finished the tournament 3-1 with wins against Marian, Grace College (RV), and No. 23 Taylor University. The only loss came to the hands of co-host, No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan, in a five-set battle. The Golden Eagles advance to 12-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
On Friday the Golden Eagles faced two opponents, Marian University and Grace College, ending the day with two wins. In game one, Cornerstone swept Marian (25-17, 25-13, 25-21). In the second match of the day, Cornerstone had a dominant win over nationally recognized team, Grace College, (25-13, 25-27, 25-20, 25-23). After the day, the squad looked to repeat the strong outing in the second day of the tournament.
Megan April held the game-high 13 kills during Friday's match-up against Marian University while Kim Weaver dished out 33 assists against Marian and 37 assists against Grace College. The team tallied a total of 21 team blocks in both matches with 14 blocks against Grace College. The Golden Eagles highest set attacking percentages occurred during the third set against Grace College with a .457 percentage.
On Saturday, the Golden Eagles took their momentum into the first match of the day against No. 23 Taylor University, winning in a three set fashion (25-16, 25-23, 25-20). The second match of the day and last of the tournament, Cornerstone faced co-host and No. 10 in the nation, Indiana Wesleyan University. The Golden Eagles came out strong winning the first two sets, 25-11 and 25-21. However, Indiana Wesleyan was not going to let their home territory be taken over. Indiana Wesleyan came back strong, winning the last three sets and taking the match away from Cornerstone (25-18, 25-12, 15-11). With Saturday's results, the Golden Eagles are now 2-3 against nationally ranked opponents this season.
The Golden Eagles were led on Saturday by Chelsea Lake's 13 kill game against Indiana Wesleyan while Weaver and Becky Albrecht notched double-digit kills. Abby Miedema led in the dig category against Indiana Wesleyan with 20 digs. Cornerstone had a team attacking percentage high in set one against No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan with a .435 percentage.
Coming up, the Golden Eagles face Aquinas College on Wednesday. Wednesday night is the first annual Night of Nets event and the fourth annual 80's night event for the volleyball squad. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Cornerstone.