BARAGA - Baraga paid no mind to an early setback Tuesday, overcoming a 6-1 deficit to begin Tuesday's Mountain Lakes Conference match with Ontonagon before sweeping the Gladiators 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-21).
After Baraga's comeback to win the first set, the teams were close in the second. Baraga expanded its 16-15 lead to 19-15, and after an Ontonagon sideout, Baraga took it the rest of the way, with senior Melissa Putala serving aces on points 24 and 25.
In the third, Baraga trailed 14-8 before a run from the serve of junior Shayla Mayo put things on nearly-even terms, setting up the Vikings to finish it off.
Putala had a team-best 11 kills and five aces, while Bedner had 16 assists. Mayo posted eight digs and four kills.
Lake Linden-Hubbell 3, Ewen-Trout Creek 0
LAKE LINDEN - The Lakes served E-TC extra tough, combining for more than 30 aces in sweeping their MLC opponents, 25-7, 25-20, 25-9.
Ciara Larson had 15 aces herself, while Erin Gast and Sarah Audette notched seven apiece.
Offensively, Audette had a team-best five kills and Larson added four. Audette, Carli Ongie and Ashley Huuki all had five assists.
Defensively, Julia Hendrick's four digs led the way.