Volleyball - Thu, Oct. 7, 2010
The Cornerstone volleyball team continued to struggle at home Thursday evening falling to the Racers of Northwestern Ohio in three sets. After winning their home opener on September 14th against Concordia University, the Golden Eagles have since dropped three straight matches to WHAC foes in Mol Arena.
The evening action began with a close set as volleys went back and forth and neither team led by more than three points until the Racers scored the last point of the game for the 25-22 victory. The Golden Eagles held a 21-19 advantage before UNOH knotted the score at 22 en route to the win.
The CU women started strong in game two as they jumped out to a 12-6 lead. The Racers, however, stayed in pursuit of victory despite the deficit; after tying the score at 18 all, they went on to win 26-24.
In the third and final set of the evening, the visitors scored first and never trailed as they cruised to a 25-16 victory.
Cornerstone senior Alicia TerHaar led the CU attack with 11 kills, seven digs, and had a hand in five blocks. Tamara Bethke dished out 25 assists and collected eight digs while Larissa Deshetsky added 12 digs of her own.
The Golden Eagles (9-16, 3-6) have the weekend off before hitting the road next week. They will return home on the 19th to take on conference leader Indiana Tech. The Warriors are currently 8-0 in league action and received a No. 13 national ranking in the October 5th poll.