Volleyball - Tue, Sep. 21, 2010
The Cornerstone volleyball team returned home Tuesday evening for their second match of the WHAC season but were unable to pick up the win falling to the Panthers of Davenport 3-1. The home loss to Davenport was the first in CU history. It was definitely a nice homecoming welcome for CU alum and DU head coach Megan Gardner.
In game one, both teams started the match sharing the lead several times in route to an 11-11 tie midway through the opening contest. From there, the Panthers went on a 14-6 run to take the game by a score of 25-17.
The Golden Eagles scored first in game two and jumped out to a 5-1 lead in the opening volleys. The Panthers fought back to tie the game 5-5 but the CU women moved to another gear from there and outscored DU 20-10 to take the 25-15 victory.
The Cornerstone women were in comeback mode for the last two games of the match as they only led for a handful of points in each of them in the early going. The Panthers wrapped up the contest with a 25-19 victory in game three and a 25-20 win in game four to seal the match.
The Golden Eagles were led on the night by Alicia TerHaar who collected 11 kills and 12 digs. Becky Albrecht (9 kills; 10 digs) and Abby Miedema (8 kills; 11 digs) followed closely behind in the attack while Erin Greenwood passed out 35 assists and picked up 14 digs. TerHaar and Albrecht also each played a part in three blocks on the night. In each of the four games, the team with an attack percentage above .200 took the victory (DU .200; CU .235; DU .211; DU .214).
With the loss, CU falls to 7-11 on the year and 1-1 in conference action. The Golden Eagles will return to the court on Thursday when they travel to Livonia, Michigan to take on the Crusaders of Madonna University at 7:00 PM. The Crusaders are currently 9-6 on the year and 2-1 in conference play.