Wayne, Neb. --- #3 Wayne State Wildcats swept Peru State Bobcats 25-14, 25-8, 25-13, in non-conference finale in Rice Auditorium Tuesday evening. Wayne State moves to 12-0 on the season while Peru State falls to 4-8.

            The Wildcats would hit a higher percentage in the win at .455 compared to Peru State’s .043 in the win. The Wildcats would also have 7 ace service lead by Havyn Heinz with three. The team would record 14 blocks in the win also led by Taya Beller with five.

         Kelsie Cada would lead the way with 11 kills in the win on a .391 hitting percentage. She was followed by Beller with 10 kills on a .588 hitting percentage. Cada would also lead the Wildcats with 11 digs in the match followed by Jordan McCormick with six.

Set one would start out back and forth before the Wildcats built a lead at 7-3 behind Cada’s first kill of the match. The Wildcats continue to build their run leading by as many as 12 behind two service aces from Heinz and an attack error from Peru State to lead 21-9. The Wildcats would use a kill from Cada to end the set at 25-14. Cada had four kills in the set on a .667 hitting percentage.

Wayne State would never trail in the second set as they built an early 11-4 lead to force Peru State to take a timeout. During the stretch the Wildcats would get a service ace from Rachel Walker along with kills from Beller, McCormick, and Maggie Brahmer. Wayne State would come out of the timeout on a 6-0 run to increase the lead to 17-4 behind a pair of kills from McCormick and a service ace from Heinz. The Wildcats wouldn’t look back as they went on to win the set 25-8. Cada would again lead the Wildcats with four kills on a .375 hitting percentage. McCormick would follow with three kills on a .429 hitting percentage.

The Wildcats would open set three on a 7-0 run to force a timeout from the Bobcats. Cada would have a service ace in the run along with one kill from Brahmer. The wildcats would expand the lead up to 11 after the timeout at 18-7 behind a service ace from Ally Beresford. Wayne State would increase the lead to 22-11 to force Peru State to use their second timeout. The Wildcats went on to win the second set at 25-13. Beller led the way with four kills in the set on a .667 hitting percentage. The Wildcats also had 10 blocks in the set with three each from Isabelle Vacek and Beller.

The Wildcats hit the road this weekend for NSIC matches at Upper Iowa Friday at 6 p.m. and Winona State Saturday for a 2 p.m. contest.