PERU, Neb. – After splitting a pair of matches on Friday, the Peru State volleyball team dropped two Saturday in the Evangel University Classic in Springfield, Mo.
The Bobcats fell for the second weekend in a row to 20th-ranked Bellevue 27-25, 25-16, 25-17 and then later were defeated by Tabor (Kan.), a team they beat last weekend. The Bluejays won 18-25, 25-20, 25-12, 25-21.
Peru State fell to 4-7 with the losses while Bellevue improved to 10-3 and Tabor improved to 6-4. Both Bellevue and Tabor won each of their four matches in the Evangel tournament.
On Friday, the Bobcats upset the undefeated John Brown (JBU) (Ark.) Eagles 23-25, 25-14, 25-18, 18-25, 15-11 to give the Arkansas team their first loss of the season.
Then, in an evening match, lost to the Eagles of Oklahoma Wesleyan (OKWU) 17-25, 25-18, 16-25, 25-18, 10-15.
The Bobcats enter a huge stretch of Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) matches as they will play ten straight Heart opponents.
They will start Tuesday night at home at 7 p.m. against Graceland (Iowa). The Yellowjackets are 5-6 overall and are 0-2 in conference play. The match will air on KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncn21.com.