The Cornerstone women's volleyball team hosted Indiana Tech on Tuesday night and fell to the league leading Warriors 3-0.
The No. 16 nationally ranked visitors came out strong in the first contest and made it seem as if it would be a quick match after picking up a 25-11 victory in game one. The Warriors scored first and never trailed on their way to victory. Indiana Tech used a .375 attack percentage to run the tables with 15 kills.
The Golden Eagles showed their resiliency in game two as they started strong and held a 13-8 lead early on. They continued to battle throughout but were overcome by the Warriors 26-24 in the end. The CU women showed great fight with several hustle plays late in the game to keep the set close.
Cornerstone started the third set with a serving ace and stuck with the trend as they built an 18-13 lead. From there, the Warriors turned the tide as they went on a 12-1 run to win the game and the match 25-19.
Golden Eagle Tamara Bethke had a balanced night for CU with 19 assists, five kills, nine digs, and two aces. Megan April led the team in kills with eight while also contributing to four blocks. Larissa Deshetsky had 18 digs on the night as Abby Miedema (14) and Alicia TerHaar (13) followed closely behind on the defensive end.
The loss drops the CU women to 9-22 overall and 3-8 in the WHAC. The Golden Eagles will look to end their home court drought on Thursday as they host the Saints of Siena Heights. The last time the two teams met on September 24th, the Cornerstone team snuck away with a 3-2 win in a very close match. The theme for the contest is "Hawaiian Night" and the first 50 fans will receive a free Hawaiian lei. The action is scheduled to kick-off at 7:00 PM.