Nanook Volleyball team defeats UAA for first time since 2010

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - Last night the Patty Center witnessed something that hadn't happened in nearly a decade.
The Alaska Nanook Volleyball team defeated the UAA Seawolves, securing the victory in a 3 set sweep.
The Nooks won the first set in a 25-22 effort.
They were then absolutely dominant in the second set, defeating the Seawolves 25-11.
They then secured the victory with a 25-22 win in the third set.
Markie Miller provided the exclamation point with a game winning kill, part of team high 15 kills.
Cate Whiting continued the kind of play that allowed her to earn a Division 2 player of the week honor, finishing the day with 34 assists.
Defensively, Lahra Weber led the team in digs with 16, while Kim Wong led the team in blocks with 3.
This was the first win over the Seawolves since 2010, and the first time the Nooks were able to sweep their in-state Rivals since 2007.
To say that the Nanooks are on a hot-streak would be an understatement.
They have now won 5 games in a row and won four of those with sweeps.
They are now 8-10 overall and 6-5 in conference play.
That Conference record already surpasses their win total from last year.
We asked Head Coach Brian Scott after the game where this victory ranks in his four years of coaching this team.
"Right now it is number one that's for sure. God what a feeling, those are the nights. The feelings you have right now, that's what you do this for. Day in and day out, it's like a addiction to feel that high and you want it again," said Scott.
"To go and get two away wins after our two home sweeps, that was really impressive. And I know that we wanted to come home and show our community what we've been doing. It's just really special and it shows how much we've put in our time this fall," said Whiting.
"It's finally over like. I'm like, we beat them so I mean I know that in the future it's still going to be a battle every time we play them, but it's just feels really good to finally just be like, who cares who were playing. Like it doesn't matter if it's Anchorage, MSUB, Central, like it's just another game and we have to go out and work," said Miller.
This five game winning streak is the longest in the available history for the Nanook Volleyball team.
They will look to extend it to six this Thursday when they host Montana State Billings at the Patty Center.