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UAF freshman Ainsley Smith, a North Pole High School graduate, sets the ball during the Nanooks’ win Thursday night. Miles Jordan / For the Daily News-Miner

Riding a three-game winning streak, Nanooks volleyball (7-2, 0-0) returned home to the Patty Center on Thursday night for the opening night of the Ice Block Classic and their first home game of the year.

The six-team, multi-conference tournament began Thursday afternoon, seeing Alaska-Anchorage sweep the University of Findlay in consecutive sets.