The Hannibal volleyball team kept the pressure on for a 25-11, 25-12 sweep of Columbia Battle at Korf Gymnasium on Monday night.

The Hannibal volleyball team kept the pressure on for a sweep of Columbia Battle at Korf Gymnasium on Monday night. 

Hannibal defeated the Lady Spartans 25-11, 25-12 in straight sets.

The Lady Pirates improve to 16-9-1 overall.

“I am very impressed with our girls' ability to continue to push … and keep the pressure on them throughout the entirety of the game,” Hannibal coach Kelsey Whitley said. 

Claire Thomas led Hannibal with eight kills from her middle position, while Abby Baumann provided seven on the outside. 

Kyler Rademan dished out 12 set assists and totaled four kills, six digs and a pair of aces. Kaylee Falconer made 11 set assists, nine digs and three kills during the victory. 

“My setters did a wonderful job keeping the tempos very clean, giving our hitters the best opportunity to produce,” Whitley said. “Our setters have continued to work very hard all year at holding blockers, playing defense and producing the best balls possible for our hitters.”

Maddie Janes led the Lady Pirates' defense with 16 digs and also contributed three kills and two aces.

Payton Frick made 10 digs, and Haley Ballinger had seven.

Hannibal is scheduled to host Fulton on Thursday for a North Central Missouri Conference match.

Hannibal JV pulls away for win 

The Hannibal junior varsity team came from behind to defeat Battle in three sets Monday night. Hannibal lost Game 1 25-21 before winning the second set 25-16 and the third set 25-17.

Lainie Sutter served six aces for the Lady Pirates. Allie Hull totaled 19 digs. Katy Cole delivered six kills, while Kendel Locke contributed five kills and 11 set assists. Bella Falconer posted nine kills, nine set assists and five aces. Katie Greening had three aces and eight digs.

Hannibal 9/10 falls at home

The Hannibal 9/10 team was swept by Battle 25-12, 25-16 on Monday. Christine St. Juliana served four aces, while Samara Dean had two. Avion Scott made four digs, and Aliviah Williams posted a kill and three digs.