Wednesday night, the No. 21 Golden Eagles' volleyball squad returned to action to face WHAC competitor, Concordia University. Cornerstone headed to Ann Arbor, Mich., earlier in the day and left with a 3-0 sweep. The squad is now undefeated during the month of October holding a 8-0 record. Cornerstone is now 18-9 overall and 6-1 during conference play. Concordia falls to 12-16 overall and 0-7 in the WHAC.
After taking the first point in set one, Cornerstone held their biggest lead at 20-12 after a Kim Weaver kill. The Golden Eagles rolled to a 25-14 victory after Weaver delivered a kill from Murphy Heyer's assist. The squad totaled a team 15 kills in the opening set while Concordia tallied 8 kills. Cornerstone attacked at a .406 pace while keeping their opponents to a -.061 percentage.
The second set went in favor of Cornerstone again with a final 25-11 score. The Golden Eagles never found themselves behind with their biggest lead occurring at a 19-9 score. The set ended after Concordia's Brittany Schmalzel recorded an attacking error. Once again Cornerstone held their opponents to a negative attacking percentage. The squad posted 12 kills during the second set compared to Concordia's 6 team kills.
The Cornerstone squad took the third set to take the match with a 25-20 final score. This time the Cardinals attacked at a .143 pace while CU held a .256 attacking percentage. The set and match concluded with back-to-back kills from Johanna Egerer.
Leading the Way
Johanna Egerer held the game-high 13 kills while Cailie Johnson tallied 11 kills. Senior Abby Miedema lead the way with 14 kills and Weaver dished out a game-high 35 kills. Libby Webber had five blocks after two solo and three assisted blocks during the night.
Cornerstone will host Indiana Tech on Saturday, Oct. 19. The match will begin at 1 p.m.
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