PERU, NE - The Peru State volleyball team fell to Avila 3-0 on Tuesday night. The Bobcats are now 5-8 overall while the Eagles have improved to 3-7 overall.
Below is a breakdown of how the match went…
In the first set the Bobcats were up 7-4 early after kills from Addison Schneider (Humphrey) an ace from Olivia Gordon (Oskaloosa, Iowa) and some attack errors from the Eagles.
Avila then went on a mini 4-0 run to take an 8-7 lead after an ace. Peru State and Avila then went back-and-forth for the next few points. Then Avila went up five points 19-14 going on a 7-3 run.
Peru State then went on a 6-1 run to cut the lead to one 20-19 with kills from Erison Vonderschmidt (Falls City)Keiley Hein (Omaha)Addison Schneider and Kalyssa Fox (Casa Grande, Ariz.).
Avila would end up winning the first set 25-22. The Eagles started the second set on fire as they led 12-2 early. Peru State cut the lead to seven trailing 15-8 with help of kills from Addison Schneider.
The Eagles in the second set kept the Bobcats at bay as they were up 19-12 late in the second. Peru State was able to cut the lead to five after a kill from Vonderschmidt but would fall in the second 25-20.
In the third set the Bobcats and Eagles were tied at nine apiece after a kill from Hein. The Eagles then went on a 5-1 run to take a 14-10 lead in the middle of the third set. Avila would keep the score around four to five points for a better part of the third set leading 19-14.
Peru State would get the score withing two late in the third set after a kill from Hein trailing 24-22. A kill from Regan Osterhaus (Wetmore, Kan.) would get the score within one. A service error then ended the set at 25-23. Avila won the game 3-0.
Hein and Osterhaus led the way in kills with eight while Addison Schneider finished behind them with seven. Osterhaus had a team-high three blocks.  Rylee Hellbusch (Plattsmouth) and Gordon each had 16 assists. Vonderschmidt led the way in digs with 14, Chantal Paniagua (Santo Domingo, D.R.) and Gordon each had 11.
Peru State has a quick turnaround as they host the University of Saint Mary this Thursday, September 14. First serve is set for 6:00 p.m.