In their best game of the season, the Corban women’s volleyball team handed a heartbreaking defeat to the Northwest University Eagles, nearly knocking them out of the Cascade Collegiate Conference tournament.
This was the Warrior’s last game of the season, and with this win, they landed at a 7-11 record for 6th place in the conference.
Corban drew out the match to all 5 sets, winning the first two (25-23 and 25-17) only to drop the next two (22-25 and 22-25). The 5th set was back and forth until the end which Corban won 15-12.
Not only did the victory come on the last game of the season, but it was also senior night, honoring the two seniors Megan Dees and Tiffany Land. Dees closed out her career with 31 assists and Land with 19 kills. “I tried to stay away from Tiff all night, but had to come to her on the final point,” said Dees. “Coach loved that.”
Family and friends were there to recognize the two players with pictures, gifts, and overall support. The team honored Dees and Land with a custom scrapbook with pages from each of the girls, as well as posters and blankets.
Freshman Claire Bailey, although sad to see the seniors leave, looked back on the year and recognized the part they played in her first year on the team.
“They were very encouraging,” she said. “They took us freshmen under their wings, and showed us the way of how things have always been on the team.”
Head coach Nels Norquist also had a few words to say before the match started. “These girls have been preparing me for this night for three years… I love them.”
With a great game to send them off, the volleyball season, along with all the other Corban fall sports (excluding the playoff bound men’s soccer team) are now finished. All three senior nights ended with a win.