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After a successful day one of the Aquinas/Cornerstone Classic Friday highlighted by a five match battle with Shawnee State University, Cornerstone aimed to repeat on Saturday. The squad swept Rochester but Bethel College had the best of the Golden Eagles on Saturday. Cornerstone finished the tournament with a 3-1 record pushing them towards a 22-8 overall record.
Friday the Golden Eagles took down Mount Mercy in four sets, 25-23, 22-25, 25-17, 26-24, for the first match of the day. The match highlighted a total of 61 team kills having a team set high of .389 attacking percentage in set one. Senior Becky Albrecht posted a team-high kills, hitting .643, while connecting for 19 kills. Kim Weaver notched 53 assists while Abby Miedema collected 16 digs respectively. Friday night, the Golden Eagles faced a tenacious Shawnee State squad. Cornerstone won in a hard fought five match battle, 25-17, 19-25, 25-17, 27-29, 15-11. Johnson notched above a 50 percent hitting percentage, connecting for .525 percent.
Saturday the Golden Eagles continued their winning streak during the morning match against Rochester College. Cornerstone came away with a sweep (25-9, 25-19, 25-15) highlighted by Johanna Egerer's three aces for the morning. During the second match of the day, the Golden Eagles fell to Bethel College in four matches. Kim Weaver tallied 36 assists, Miedema notched 21 digs while Megan April posted three blocks for the match.
Davenport University left the Classic claiming the tournament championship while going 4-0. Cornerstone finished tied for second place with a 3-1 record. Mount Vernon Nazarene's Coach Paul Swanson recorded his 1000th career victory after the weekend and Cornerstone's Cailie Johnson tallied All-Tournament first team. For all results of this weekend's matches, click HERE.
The Golden Eagles will look to improve on their 7-2 conference record on Wednesday when they face top WHAC opponent, University of Northwestern Ohio in Lima, Ohio. Match time is set for 7 p.m.
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