FREMONT, Neb. – No. 8-ranked Midland University made quick work of Peru State College in front a crowd of over 1,700 on Wednesday night (25-19, 25-15, 25-15). The Warriors improve to 3-1 on the year while the Bobcats fall to 0-1 in their season opener.
Senior Taylor Petersen and junior Sydney Morehouse led the charge offensively with 11 kills each while hitting .280 and .304 respectively. The duo also were apart of several blocks at the net. Petersen finishing with three block assists and Morehouse leading the team with four.
“It was great to come out in front of a huge crowd tonight with all the students back,” commented head coach Paul Giesselmann. “I thought we were a little up and down as team, a little inconsistent at times. There were a lot of things we did well tonight that I’m happy about. I can see we’re making progress. I thought our team defense overall was much better.”
Both Brooke Fredrickson and Taliyah Flores tallied 19 digs to lead the way on the back row. Petersen and Jaisa Russell both dug up five balls each for the Warriors who limited Peru State to a .065 hitting percentage. Midland hit .207 on the night.
Midland will be back in action this weekend as they travel to Olathe, Kansas for three games at the MidAmerica Nazarene Invitational. They’ll face Hannibal-LaGrange and Trinity International on Friday before taking on host MNU on Saturday.