Wednesday night, the Cornerstone volleyball squad returned to action to face WHAC opponent, Lawrence Tech. After a 3-0 sweep in Southfield, Mich., Cornerstone is now 8-1 during the month of September. The lone loss came last weekend at the Holiday Inn Express Classic against Trinity Christian resulting in a 2-3 loss. The Golden Eagles are now 10-8 overall and remain undefeated in conference holding a 2-0 record. The squad is now receiving votes to be in the top 25 for the NAIA.
The Blue Devils were able to take the early 1-0 lead off a kill by Mary Armstrong; however, the Golden Eagles would eventually take the lead and hold on throughout the set. The biggest lead of the first set came after a Lawrence Tech attacking error giving Cornerstone the 18-9 advantage. The set concluded after a service error by Blue Devil Darby Johnson rendering the 25-17 set win for CU. The Golden Eagles attacked their best during the first set (.360) while keeping their opponents to a .062 pace.
Cornerstone carried the momentum into the second set with a 25-16 victory. The Golden Eagles did not find themselves losing at any point of the set. With the score 9-5, Cornerstone went on a strong 11-5 run to maintain the 20-10 lead. After a service error by Lawrence Tech and Kim Weaver's kill, the Golden Eagles took set two from the home team. CU attacked at their worst during the second set with a .241 attacking percentage but took the 12-9 kill advantage over the Blue Devils.
Set three proved to be the most entertaining set of the match. With an early 8-4 advantage for Lawrence Tech, the Golden Eagles would begin to mount a comeback. Kills by Murphy Heyer, Johanna Egerer and Chelsea Lake would bring Cornerstone within one (8-7). However, the Golden Eagles were not able to even the score until 12-all after a kill by Libby Webber. The score would go back-and-forth throughout the third set but after a Blue Devil service and attack error, Cornerstone would take the set and match with a 26-24 win.
Leading the Way
Chelsea Lake led the Golden Eagles with nine kills while Kim Weaver added eight while also dishing out 28 assists. Two Cornerstone players were in double-digit figures in the dig category including Murphy Heyer (10) and Lake (11). Lake chipped in with three aces as well.
Cornerstone (RV) will host the No. 4 Madonna University Crusaders for another WHAC competition on Friday. The match-up will begin at 7 p.m. Cornerstone fans can watch the contest live on the Golden Eagles Game Central powered by Stretch Internet. CLICK HERE to watch.
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