(Lebanon, Ill.) Playing against the nation's top teams in California the first two weeks of the season did nothing but make the Golden Eagles better and ready to face the rest of the competition on the schedule. Cornerstone defeated Harris Stowe 25-14, 25-7, 25-10. Alicia TerHaar led the team with 12 kills on 31 attempts (.355 hitting percentage). Marcie Blacquiere finished with 27 assists and Becky Albrecht led the team with 10 digs to go along with her 11 kills.
In the second match Cornerstone took on McKendree University. CU dropped the first game 23-25 and then won the next three games 25-12, 25-16, 25-18. Four players had double figures in kills with Becky Albrecht leading the team with 17. Holly Cousins and Alicia TerHaar finished with 14 kills apiece and Kate Zwier added 12. The team had 9 blocks and TerHaar finished with 6 block assists. Cousins also added 22 digs while Blacquiere played a complete match finishing with 52 assists, 6 blocks, 7 digs and 7 kills. Cornerstone continues play at the McKendree tournament on Saturday.