LIVE SPORTS from the Mid Alaska Conference Championship Game

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Mid Alaska Conference Championship game is indeed a rematch from Last year's tournament Finale, but the North Pole Patriots had to overcome the Lathrop Malemutes to get here.
Last Night's game truly went back and forth until the very end.
The Pats took the first set 25-10, Lathrop then won the second 25-11 and then the third 25-23.
North Pole was then able to Rally to win the fourth set 26-24, and then finally seal the deal with a 16-14 win in the fifth.
The Lathrop Malemutes, who will finish the year at 9-13, put up a great fight against the #2 Seeded Patriots. Maya Pelayo ended the day with 7 kills for the Malemutes, she also had a solid streak of serving six points in a row.
Maggie Zanazzo chipped in three aces and a block for the Malemutes while Tylen Simmons earned 24 Digs.
Isabel Pineda led the way for the Patriots with 6 kills, while Kinley Erickson earned 6 kills and four service aces.
Hayli Blankenship finished the day with a pair of kills and aces. She also went on a streak of serving five points in a row for the Pats.
Aurissa Martens; Head Coach - North Pole>>: "One thing I pointed out today is our ability to persevere. You could see our skill kind of go up and down but it seemed like our overall Morale stayed pretty consistent. So it's just, not getting down on yourself but kind of looking at the bigger picture. Knowing that Volleyball is a game of mistakes. It's all a matter of whatever teams makes the least amount of them wins. So we're just trying to focus on what's going on our side of the court and not get too caught up with what's going on on the other side."
Last year, North Pole was undefeated heading into the Title Game but were taken down by West Valley.
Now the tables have turned and the Patriots will be looking to take down the Wolfpack, who earned a first round bye by going undefeated in Regular Season play.
The Wolfpack finished that regular season by sweeping the Patriots.
North Pole Head Coach Aurissa Martens says her team is looking forward to getting another shot at West Valley.
Aurissa Martens; Head Coach - North Pole>>: "We're excited to play against them and it's been a challenge for us, like I was saying, all year with their height and their Athletic Ability that they have. It definitely makes us better on our side of the court. So we're just looking forward to the challenge for tomorrow. Looking to do what we need to do on our side to handle what is on their side."