HANCOCK - Hancock battled back from a two-set deficit to force and win a fifth set Tuesday, taking a 3-2 (20-25, 19-25, 25-22, 26-24, 15-13) decision from Lake Linden-Hubbell.
Besides the razor-thin margin of set five, set four was tied 14 times, including at 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24 points before the Bulldogs pulled it out.
Amanda Manninen led the Bulldogs with 10 kills, while Katelyn Anderson added nine kills, 20 digs and four aces and Taylor Mattson had eight kills.
Jen Hannon led Hancock both defensively, with a team-best 26 digs, and at the service line, where she served six aces. Nicole Anderson recorded 37 assists.
For the Lakes, Brittni Kisul led all hitters with 14 kills and five blocks. Ciara Larson added eight and Sarah Audette seven. Kisul also led LL-H in digs with 24 as Audette pitched in 13, Larson and Morgan Codere 11.
LL-H is at Calumet Thursday, while Hancock travels to Houghton the same night.
Baraga 3, Ewen-Trout Creek 2
EWEN - Baraga pulled out the Mountain Lakes Conference victory by the narrowest of margins Tuesday.
Despite the defeat, Zoey McGeshick put up 13 kills, seven aces and 18 digs for the Panthers, while Brittany Suomumaki posted six kills, 18 digs and five aces.
Rebekkah Driesenga and Molly Niemi recorded 26 digs apiece, while Sam Robl kicked in 22 digs and four aces.
E-TC (7-6, 2-4 MLC) can win the Porcupine Mountain Conference outright with a win at Wakefield-Marenisco tonight.