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The Cornerstone volleyball team ended their home court losing drought on Thursday evening as they beat Siena Heights 3-0 in conference action. The win was long awaited for the Golden Eagles as their last victory in Mol Arena came in their conference opener against Concordia on September 14th. The CU women battled throughout the month long span and played many tight games but were unable to capture the win in their last four matches at home. Tonight Cornerstone did quick work of the Cardinals and can now feel a sense of relief as they are back to winning at home.
In the first set, the Golden Eagles scored two quick points and never allowed the Cardinals to get any closer as they cruised to a 25-16 victory.
Cornerstone started with an early lead again in game two but allowed the visitors to tie up the set at 9-9. From there, the home team finished the game with a 16-10 run and a 25-19 final advantage.
The host team was on the other side of the spectrum early on in game three as they trailed 14-8. After a Cornerstone timeout, the Golden Eagles went to work and wrapped up the match with a 25-20 come from behind win in the final set.
Cornerstone was led on the offensive side of the net by Megan April and Jodi Grandholm who finished the night with 11 and 10 kills respectively. The defensive side of the court was managed by Alicia TerHaar who had 13 digs followed closely by Abby Miedema with 11. Tamara Bethke also contributed 10 digs in addition to her 29 assists and five kills. Amy Vanderwal played a part in four blocks on the night.
The Golden Eagles improve their record to 10-22 overall and 4-8 in the conference. Cornerstone will hit the road for a short drive next week on Thursday to play in Aquinas' newly opened and remodeled field house. The Saints and Golden Eagles last met on September 29th with Aquinas taking the match 3-1. Action is scheduled to start at 7:00 PM.