Men's Soccer—The Cornerstone University men's soccer went 1-0 this week after a 2-1 win over non-conference opponent, Robert Morris College on Aug. 31. Cornerstone outshot their opponent 9-5 during the second half and were able to get on the scoreboard during the 67th minute. Richard Moylan put CU ahead 1-0 but shortly after, RMU responded with a goal themselves to tie the score 1-1. Golden Eagle freshman Garrett Nimmo scored his first collegiate goal a couple minutes later to give CU the 2-1 advantage.
The Golden Eagles' men's soccer team is now 1-1. Up next for CU is a trip to Fort Wayne, Ind. today to take on the University of Saint Francis at 7 p.m. (EST).
Women's Soccer— The Cornerstone University women's soccer team opened their 2013 season this past weekend when they hosted Taylor University and Montreat College. After surrendering early goals in both games, the Golden Eagles were shutout in each match.
On Saturday, Aug. 31, in front of a packed stadium, the Trojans were able to get on the board in the ninth minute of play. Despite outshooting Taylor 7-2 in the second half, the Golden Eagles failed to score -- losing 1-0.
Labor Day, Cornerstone welcomed Montreat College (RV). The Golden Eagles gave up a goal in the 11th minute on the first shot. Once again, Cornerstone controlled most of possession but were unable to finish -- giving up a second goal off a Montreat corner kick. The Golden Eagles outshot Montreat 9-3 in the second half, but were again kept off the scoreboard
Cornerstone travels to Huntington, Ind., to face the Foresters of Huntington at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Women's Cross Country—The Golden Eagles' women's cross country season opened with a runner-up finish in the Vanderbilt Invitational at Hope College. Julie Oosterhouse led the way finishing second as Cornerstone put five women in the top twenty. Oosterhouse's 18:43 clocking, while nearly 30 seconds off her best was sixth fastest since the meet moved from VanRaalte Farm nearly ten years ago. Cornerstone's Audrey Tremaine placed sixth in 19:27. Behind her, Trinity Hulst (20:21), Cathy Coryell (20:25) and Leah Shepherd (20:34) swept 18-20th to secure the second place finish for CU. Hope College won for the fourth straight year notching 25 points with Cornerstone's 50 nine better than Albion College.
Up next for the women's cross country team will be the Knight Invitational at Calvin College on Saturday, Sept. 14. at 10 a.m.
Men's Cross Country—The Cornerstone University men's cross country team eased their way into the 2013 season on Saturday, Aug. 31. The Golden Eagles sent just four men to the starting line at the Vanderbilt Invitational hosted by Hope College.
Junior Ben Foreman finished 13th in 27:37. Freshman Jacob Benson , who placed 37th, came in at 29:01. Ethan Trombley was ten places back in his collegiate debut running 30:40. Senior Tyler Grey was 53rd in 31:45. Hope took the team title with 30 points ahead of Albion's 40.
The Golden Eagles will be at full strength in two weeks at the Knight Invite hosted by Calvin College on September 14.
Women's Volleyball—The Golden Eagles' volleyball squad had another busy week in California facing No. 16 Westmont College on Aug. 27 and participating in the Asics/Wyndham Labor Day Classic on Friday and Saturday. During the weekend, the team faced three top 10 NAIA ranked squads, including No. 1 Concordia University (CA), No. 9 The Master's College and No. 4 Biola University. The Golden Eagles were challenged this past week and were unable to notch a win against their opponents.
After the weekend, Cailie Johnson leads the team with 97 kills in 32 sets played, attacking at a .354 pace. Senior Kim Weaver has dished out 277 assists this season averaging 8.66 per set played. On the defensive side, Becky Albrecht and Libby Webber have notched 23 blocks each while senior Abby Miedema has tallied 149 digs for the Golden Eagles (averaging 4.66 per set).
Cornerstone returned home from their 10-day trip out west and will have a week off before heading to Aquinas College on Sept. 10. The Golden Eagles will then host Indiana University-South Bend and Grace Bible College on Friday, Sept. 13. Those matches are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., respectively.
Women's Tennis— The Cornerstone women's tennis team began their fourth season at Bethel College on Friday, Aug. 30. Top 2012-13 performers, Heidi Boel and Janie Silvers, were unable to notch singles or doubles wins during the match as the Golden Eagles fell to the Pilots. Cornerstone traveled to Bourbonnais, Ill., today to face Olivet Nazarene University at 3 p.m. and then face Goshen College on Sept. 6 for a 4 p.m. match.
Men's Tennis— The Golden Eagles' men's tennis team began their 2013-14 campaign with a 7-2 victory at Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind., on August 30. Top three players from last year – Austin Hunt, Elijah Yi and Chris Reed – were all able to notch wins during the singles and doubles competitions. Alongside them, John Andrew, Andrew Son and Chris Selva all tallied wins.
Looking ahead, Cornerstone traveled to Bourbonnais, Ill., today to face Olivet Nazarene University for a 3 p.m. start time. The Golden Eagles will then face Huntington University (1:30 p.m.) and Goshen College (4:30 p.m.) on Sept. 7 in Goshen, Ind.
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