PARKVILLE, MO - The Peru State volleyball team fell to No. 8 Park on Saturday afternoon in three sets. The Bobcats are now 6-12 overall and 1-5 Heart of America Athletic Conference play while the Pirates are now 11-2 overall and 5-0 Heart play.

Below is a breakdown of how the match went…

Peru State was in it early in the first set after a service ace from Alyssa Bock (Plattsmouth). As the score was 8-6. The Pirates then went on a 7-3 run to take a 15-9 lead. Park flexed its muscle as it went on another 7-2 run to make the score 22-11. The Pirates held the Bobcats to 14 total points in the first set as they won 25-14.

In the second, Park started out hot as they led 10-3. Peru State then went on an 8-3 run to cut the lead to two trailing 13-11. Contributing to the run were a few errors by the Pirates, aces from Katelyn Shaw (Hastings) and Erison Vonderschmidt (Falls City) a kill from Addison Schneider (Humphrey) and a block assist from Vonderschmidt and Addison Schneider.

Park then went on a 7-1 run to extend its lead to eight up 20-12. Peru State would try and catch up to Park as they were trailing 23-15. Then the Bobcats went on a 5-1 run trailing 24-20 after a block assist from Addison Schneider and Vonderschmidt.

Park won the second set 25-20. The beginning of the third set was tight as the Bobcats were trailing 8-6 after a kill from Vonderschmidt. Then Park went on a 12-2 run as they were up 20-8 late in the third set.

Peru State scored seven more points in the set but ultimately lost the set 25-15 and the match 3-0.

Vonderschmidt led the way in kills with 11, Addison Schneider had four blocks while Kalyssa Fox (Casa Grande, Ariz.) finished with three. Allie Schneider (Humphrey) finished with a team-high 14 assists and Chantal Paniagua (Santo Domingo, D.R.) finished with ten digs.

Peru State hits the road this Tuesday to play DII No. 1 Wayne State in an exhibition match on Tuesday, September 26, in Wayne, Neb. First serve is set for 6:00 p.m.