The Hannibal girls’ volleyball team remained perfect in North Central Missouri Conference volleyball play as the Lady Pirates beat Kirksville 25-9, 25-8 Tuesday evening.
Hannibal had several players step up in the win.
Taylor Bennett finished the night with 7 digs while Katherine Allen turned in 6 digs. The Lady Pirates had three different players record multiple aces. Gabbie Watson recorded 4 aces while Tessa Bieniek had 3 aces and Kate Millan finished with 2 aces.
Malanie Blase led Hannibal with 5 kills while Kay Gieseke finished one behind with 4 kills. Brooklyn Watson had 3 kills and Jessica Alberts recorded one kill for the Lady Pirates. Carli Watson registered 15 assists for Hannibal in its win over Kirksville.
With the win, Hannibal improved to 23-6-1 on the season at 7-0 in NCMC play.
In the junior varsity game, the Lady Pirates again swept Kirksville, but it was a lot closer. The Lady Pirates won 25-22, 25-22.
Erin Coulter had 10 assists, 2 kills and 3 aces for Hannibal while Elle Evans finished with 9 digs, 5 kills and 3 aces. Allison DeLaPorte turned in 4 kills and 3 aces. Kaitlin Edge had 8 digs for the Lady Pirates.
The JV squad improved to 14-3 on the season with the win.
Like the varsity and junior varsity squads, the Hannibal freshmen also won via sweep Tuesday. The Lady Pirate freshmen beat the Lady Tigers 25-9, 25-12.
Five seemed to be the magic number for the freshmen as Summer Golian finished with 5 kills while Savanna Lewis had 5 aces and Calen Bailey turned in 5 digs. Luaren Wheelan had 7 assists for Hannibal.