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The University of Alaska Fairbanks had a 26-11 advantage in total blocks against Central Washington University in Saturday afternoon’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match in the UAF Patty Center.

The Nanooks’ last total block in the match on the Alaska Airlines Court turned out to be the match-winning point for the hosts in the five-set victory.

The Nanooks won 25-22 in the first set and the Wildcats, of Ellensburg, Washington, bounced back with consecutive 25-21 outcomes in the second and third sets.

The Nanooks won 25-18 in the fourth set and prevailed 15-11 in the fifth set, where Kim Wong and Cate Whiting combined on a block for the match-winning point.

Wong led UAF’s block party with eight total blocks and she contributed nine kills.

Whiting had six total blocks to go with 15 digs and a match-high 53 assists.

Lahra Weber delivered a match-high 17 kills and produced 10 digs for the Nanooks, 8-6 overall and 5-1 GNAC.

Markie Miller provided 16 kills and AveRee Reynolds laid down 14 kills and made five total blocks.

Makena Overbey contributed a team-high 22 digs for the Nanooks, who were coming off Thursday’s five-set home loss to the Northwest Nazarene University Nighthawks, of Nampa, Idaho.

The Wildcats, 8-6 overall and 3-3 GNAC, got a match-high 29 digs from Kyla Morgan.

Four CWU players finished with double-digit kills — Makala Swart with 15; Julia Mellander and Diana Fa’amausili with 11 each; and Bridgette Webb with 10.

Swart also had 12 digs, while Gaby Alhara had 11 and Sydney Remsberg 10.

Alhara also led the Wildcats with 48 assists and Webb had a team-high five total blocks.

The Nanooks head to Oregon for GNAC matches at Western Oregon University in Monmouth on Thursday and Concordia University in Portland on Saturday. Both matches start at 6 p.m. AKDT.

Contact News-Miner sports editor Danny Martin at 459-7586. Follow him on Twitter: @newsminersports.

The University of Alaska Fairbanks had a 26-11 advantage in total blocks against Central Washington University in Saturday afternoon’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference volleyball match in the UAF Patty Center.

The Nanooks’ last total block in the match on the Alaska Airlines Court turned out to be the match-winning point for the hosts in the five-set victory.

The Nanooks won 25-22 in the first set and the Wildcats, of Ellensburg, Washington, bounced back with consecutive 25-21 outcomes in the second and third sets.

The Nanooks won 25-18 in the fourth set and prevailed 15-11 in the fifth set, where Kim Wong and Cate Whiting combined on a block for the match-winning point.

Wong led UAF’s block party with eight total blocks and she contributed nine kills.

Whiting had six total blocks to go with 15 digs and a match-high 53 assists.

Lahra Weber delivered a match-high 17 kills and produced 10 digs for the Nanooks, 8-6 overall and 5-1 GNAC.

Markie Miller provided 16 kills and AveRee Reynolds laid down 14 kills and made five total blocks.

Makena Overbey contributed a team-high 22 digs for the Nanooks, who were coming off Thursday’s five-set home loss to the Northwest Nazarene University Nighthawks, of Nampa, Idaho.

The Wildcats, 8-6 overall and 3-3 GNAC, got a match-high 29 digs from Kyla Morgan.

Four CWU players finished with double-digit kills — Makala Swart with 15; Julia Mellander and Diana Fa’amausili with 11 each; and Bridgette Webb with 10.

Swart also had 12 digs, while Gaby Alhara had 11 and Sydney Remsberg 10.

Alhara also led the Wildcats with 48 assists and Webb had a team-high five total blocks.

The Nanooks head to Oregon for GNAC matches at Western Oregon University in Monmouth on Thursday and Concordia University in Portland on Saturday. Both matches start at 6 p.m. AKDT.

Contact News-Miner sports editor Danny Martin at 459-7586. Follow him on Twitter: @newsminersports.