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The Cornerstone University women's volleyball team opened their 2010 conference season in
convincing fashion on Tuesday night with a 3-0 win over Concordia University.
Playing in front of a home crowd of around 300 spectators, the Golden Eagles did fast work in game one and two to open league play. After scoring the first point of the match, Cornerstone jumped out to an 11-2 lead and coasted to a 25-10 victory. Game two looked very similar as the Cornerstone women led early and went on to win 25-12.
Game three started with a different tone as the Golden Eagles trailed for the first time all night. With
the scoreboard reading 8-1 in favor of the Cardinals, the CU women locked in and went on a 7-1 run to knot the score at nine. From there, they never trailed again and went on to win 25-19 to take the match.
The Golden Eagle attack was led by Jodi Grandholm who finished the night with 10 kills on 14 tries. Alicia TerHaar added 10 kills of her own followed closely by Abby Miedema (8) and Kate Zwier (7). Miedema also collected 16 digs and two service aces in the nightcap. Cornerstone's Erin Greenwood (20) and Tamara Bethke (16) had a solid shared effort at the setter position, combining for 36 of the team's 39 assists.
The Cornerstone women improved their overall record to 7-6 with the victory. The Gold Eagles will
travel to Marion, Indiana on Friday for a weekend tournament at Indiana Wesleyan. The women will
return home one week from today as they take on the Panthers of Davenport University on September 21st in Mol Arena.