Cedar Rapids - The Kirkwood women's volleyball team could be on the verge of borrowing the same script that last year's club followed during a bumpy ride.
If so, the 2019 season could have the same happy ending.
The 19th-ranked Eagles rallied to hand 11th-ranked Iowa Central its first loss in the ICCAC conference this year with a determined 24-26, 25-18, 29-31, 25-18, 15-9 comeback victory in an entertaining match at Johnson Hall.
Just like last year, this year's team has experienced a bunch of ups and downs and probably will not win the league title. And perhaps just like last year, this year's team might get hot at the right time and make a long run in the national tournament.
The Eagles finished fourth at nationals last year. They've already defeated top-ranked Parkland this year despite a few disappointing performances, so maybe they'll make their mark when the postseason tournaments begin Nov. 2.
Can the Eagles make another run? "I hope so," said sophomore Taylor Carey. "We will!"
Carey is one of only five sophomores at Kirkwood this season, along with 10 freshmen, so she knows what's possible if the Eagles stick together and have a positive attitude.