The Hannibal Middle School volleyball teams picked up a pair of wins at Bowling Green on Thursday night.

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

HMS 7th grade rallies to pull out win

The Hannibal Middle School 7th grade volleyball team dropped the first set to Bowling Green on Thursday night.

Ainsley Bennett recorded five kills to help lead a comeback bid after falling behind 20-10, but Bowling Green pulled out a 25-23 victory to put the Hannibal's back against the wall.

The Lady Pirates responded.

Hannibal (2-0) won the second set 25-9 and sailed to a 15-7 victory in an all-or-nothing Game 3.

"The girls fought hard and learned from the first set to come back and win," Hannibal coach Megan Phillips said.

MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL

HMS 8th grade sweeps Bowling Green

The Hannibal Middle School 8th grade volleyball team swept host Bowling Green in straight sets, 25-23, 25-13 on Thursday.

Hannibal (2-0) corrected mistakes it made during the season opener on Monday, according to coach Carli Penrod.

"One of our focuses was utilizing free ball passes," Penrod said. "Linnea Brown really stepped up in the second set to make great plays off free balls. Her passes led to kills that helped finish the match."