Day two of the Seawolf Invitational volleyball tournament at the University of Alaska Anchorage continued the early season trend for the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
It’s a trend, however, that UAF is hoping to break soon.
The Nanooks have been in the habit of winning and following that win up with a loss. That continued Friday at UAA as the ‘Nooks split their two games of the day with Ulndy and Biola.
Their first game came against the Greyhounds of Ulndy and it was exactly the performance UAF was looking for after getting swept the day before. The Nanooks were the ones doing the sweeping on Friday as they took down the Greyhounds 25-23, 25-8, 25-18.
Alaska outhit the Hounds 36-23 with a .179 hit percentage compared to -.036 for UIndy. The Nanooks edged out UIndy in digs 49-46 and in aces five to one. AveRee Reynolds, Lahra Weber and Rilee White posted eight kills each, Cate Whiting had 29 assists, and Dani Dodge put up 13 digs.
Game two against Biola didn’t go as smoothly as the ‘Nooks fell in four sets 21-25, 25-20, 17-25, 18-25. Reynolds and Weber led the way with 14 and 11 kills, respectively. Whiting distributed 34 assists and tallied 23 digs and Dodge posted a game-high 28 digs.
UAF wrapped up their trip to Anchorage on Saturday and will play their first games in Fairbanks this week.