By Wayne Boykin
The final match of the Best Western Classic was against Lindenwood, 14th in the NAIA rankings. The Cougars won this match: 25-13, 25-17 and 25-22, winning all four of their games in three sets. Four players were voted into the all-classic team, including the MVP of the classic, Cate Eckhardt, the team’s only Canadian. The Cougars started the season ranked sixth in the NAIA rankings; however, after the Best Western Classic they advanced to fourth in the ranks.
The Cougars had their first conference game against Stephens on their home turf winning the game in three sets. The team then took off to Iowa and brought back the Graceland University Tournament Championship, winning all four of their games. The Cougars are 12-0 as of Sept. 20.