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The Golden Eagles continue conference play to face UM-Dearborn on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Dearborn, Michigan. Both teams are coming off wins this past Saturday, as Cornerstone notched wins against Marygrove and Concordia and UM-Dearborn tallied wins against Florida Memorial College and Northwood University.
Under Coach Ryan Campbell, the Golden Eagles hold an undefeated 6-0 record against the Wolves. The last meeting occurred last season in the first match of pool play in the WHAC Tournament by a dominant sweep. Cornerstone used a balanced attack during the match. Five Golden Eagles notched six and five digs, respectively. On the defensive side, the Golden Eagles were led by former player Ali Prus with 15 digs.
Cornerstone at a Glance
The Golden Eagles are currently ranked No. 22 in the nation while holding the fourth place position in the WHAC with a 5-1 record. UNOH, Madonna, and Indiana Tech each hold a 5-0 record in the conference and are tied for the first place position.
The squad is ranked 14th in the NAIA in Asissts per Game (12.470) and 14th in the NAIA in Kills per Game (13.530). Cornerstone is led individually by Kim Weaver's 33 total aces, Becky Albrecht's 163 total kills, Weaver's 709 total assists, Abby Miedema's 337 total digs, and Albrecht's 37 total blocks. Weaver is third in the WHAC for Assists per Set notching 10.1 and 24th nationally in Assists per Game (10.13).
Scouting the Wolves
The Wolves from UM-Dearborn carry a 13-9 overall and 1-4 conference record into Wednesday night's match. This past weekend, the Wolves participated in the Clearwater Christian College Invitational. UM-Dearborn left the invitational with a 2-2 record with wins against Northwood and Florida Memorial and losses against Point Park and Clearwater Christian. The Wolves are currently seventh in Service Aces per Game (2.28) and 10th in Total Service Aces (173) categories for the NAIA. Individually, Brittany Bejma is leading the team with her 41 aces. This dominant serve is ranked 14th in the nation in the Total Service Aces category.
After Wednesday night's match, the Golden Eagles will continue their road matches when they head to Illinois. The squad will participate in the St. Francis Tournament while facing Trinity International, St. Francis, Ashford, and Saint Ambrose University. Matches will be set for Friday and Saturday.
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