HASTINGS – It took five sets, but the Peru State volleyball team captured their second win of the season by defeating Friends (Kan.) in their opening match of the Five Points Bank Classic hosted by Hastings College.
The Bobcats won 25-18, 21-25, 26-24, 24-26, 16-14 to improve to 2-6 on the season while Friends dropped to 6-7.
In their evening match, the ‘Cats fell to undefeated McPherson (Kan.) in straight sets – 25-17, 25-12, 25-18. The Bulldogs improved to 11-0 on the year while Peru State fell to 2-7.
Peru State is playing two more matches in the tournament on Saturday. At 10 a.m., the Bobcats were taking on Kansas Wesleyan. The Coyotes were 9-3 heading into the match having won six in a row, including both of their matches on Friday in Hastings.
Then, at 4 p.m., the ‘Cats are to face the NAIA’s third-ranked team, the Columbia (Mo.) Cougars. Columbia is presently 7-1 and also won their first two matches in Hastings.