The Golden Eagles traveled down to Fort Wayne for a match-up which had many implications. Win and the Golden Eagles would not only upset the #10 team in the country but they would also win at least a share of a WHAC championship and secure the #1 seed for the WHAC tournament. But the outcome did go in favor of CU. Cornerstone won the first game 25-23. Megan April tied the score at 23-23 with a kill and then two errors by Tech resulted in a game 1 win.
Cornerstone held a slim 18-15 lead in game 2 but the Warriors went on a 7-0 run to take a 22-18 lead. Tech went on to win game two 25-21 to tie the match up 1-1. Game 3 was tied at 10-10 before Tech went on another 7-0 run to take a 17-10 lead. They allowed only 2 CU points the rest of the game and won game three 25-12. CU regrouped and led most of game 4. Leading 22-18 it appeared the Golden Eagles were going to force a deciding game 5 but the Warriors went on a 6-0 run to take a 24-22 lead. The Golden Eagles held off 2 game points to tie things up at 24-24 and took a 25-24 lead after an Abby Miedema
kill and Warrior attack error. CU served into the net for the 3rd tie of the match (25-25). Indiana Tech blocked Miedema to take the lead 26-25 but Miedema recorded her 15th kill of the game to tie it one more time 26-26. A ballhandling error and a kill by Tech's Kelsea Nova finished the match 28-26 and a win for Tech. Miedema finished with a team high 15 kills and Jodi Grandholm
added 12. Ali Prus
was the dig leader with 29 and led the team with 2 aces, Kim Weaver
dished out 34 assists. Kelsey Cox led the Warriors with 16 kills.
The Warriors improved to 28-3 overall and 8-0 in the WHAC while the Golden Eagles fall to 25-4 overall and 7-1 in the WHAC. Both teams have one more WHAC match to play with the Warriors taking on Madonna and Cornerstone will play at Davenport next week Wednesday, Nov. 2. Cornerstone will also be hosting a tournament along with Aquinas College Oct. 28-29.