Graceland sweeps Peru State

LAMONI, Iowa – It was not the result that the Peru State volleyball team wanted Tuesday night as they were swept by Graceland in Lamoni, Iowa.

The Yellowjackets never trailed in the first two sets winning 25-18 and 25-19. The Bobcats had a seven-point lead in the third set only to see Graceland rally for a 26-24 win.

Taylor Thompson had a match- and career-high five service aces. Claire Cudney finished tied for a match-high 13 digs

Graceland improved to 12-16 on the season and 3-8 in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart). The ‘Cats felt o 8-15 overall and 4-7 in conference play.

Peru State will host a pair of matches this weekend. On Friday, Mount Mercy (Iowa) will be the opponent at 7 p.m. The Mustangs are 16-10 on the year and are 5-8 in the Heart after picking up a win over William Penn (Iowa) Tuesday night.

At 11 a.m. on Saturday, the Bobcats will host Clarke (Iowa). The Crusaders improved to 20-6 overall and are now 8-4 in the conference after winning their last two matches.

Saturday’s contest will be the “Community Peru Day” as Peru State and the athletic department are inviting all residents of Peru and their families to attend either the volleyball game and/or the football game for free. The Peru State football team will be hosting Grand View (Iowa) at 2:30 p.m.

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