Hannahville volleyball and soccer roll

PARADISE – The Hannahville volleyball team broke into the win column for the first time this season, sweeping past the Paradise Rockets 2-1 (21-25, 25-21, 15-3) and 2-0 (25-23, 26-24).

“The girls were very excited,” said Hannahville coach Tom Ohman. “We did a lot of freeballing and it seemed to work. And Selena Williams and Alicia O’Brien served well. Paradise is young, too. We matched up well.”

O’Brien hit at least 10 service aces for the Soaring Eagles, who visit Munising Baptist Tuesday.

The Soaring Eagles also won the soccer match 2-0 to remain undefeated.

Myron McCullough scored early in the match and David Welling added the second goal midway through the first half.

“I guess we were expecting more of that to happen, but it didn’t,” said Hannahville coach Dan Kleikamp. “We played good defense and Trace (Sagataw) played very well in net. Riley Saldana also had some timely kicks to get the ball out of our end of the field.”

Paradise had its best scoring chance with 12 minutes left in the match. Sagataw, however, was equal to the challenge.

Hannahville (7-0) played without Tallen Boda and J.J. Larson, who were unable to make the trip to western Chippewa County.

“Not having Tallen and J.J. made little bit of a difference, but some of the younger kids stepped up,” said Kleikamp. “Trace made a nice save on the penalty kick to keep the shutout. We were fortunate because they outshot us.”

The two teams were scheduled to play again this morning.