West Valley Volleyball team secures perfect conference record for second consecutive season

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The West Valley Wolfpack Volleyball team secured a perfect Mid Alaska Conference record last night, defeating the North Pole Patriots in four sets.
The Pack won the first two sets by scores of 25-21 and 25-22.
The Pats were able to rally for a 25-19 win in the third set to avoid the sweep, but West Valley responded with a 25-19 win of their own to finish the Patriots off.
Jozey Martellaro led the way for the Wolfpack with 8 kills while Kami Steel earned 15 digs.
Ellen Silva was a force in the front-line, earning 10 blocks.
The Patriots were led by the usual suspects as Sydney Teel finished with 12 kills, Ainsley Smith dished out 18 assists and Kinley Erickson earned 8 digs.
The loss drops the Patriots down to 8-8 overall and 2-4 in MAC play.
They will play Lathrop in the first round of the Conference Championship tournament on November 1st.
The Wolfpack will finish the regular season at 10-4 overall and a perfect 6-0 against conference opponents.
This is the second year in a row that they haven't lost a conference game.
They will have a first round bye in the MAC Championship Tournament, as they look to secure their 10th consecutive Conference Title.
"In the fourth set, you could obviously tell that our focus wasn't there cause we weren't expecting to go to a fourth set. But I was really glad that we pulled out and able to win that and needed that. I think our team does a really good job of pulling ourselves out of a bad mental state and I am just really glad that we were able to do that. From the start to now, we've definitely grown just as our team chemistry is so much better, cause having seven seniors and just five underclassmen was a really big thing for us in the beginning of the season, and now we are a team. You can see it when we play together, we're a team, and it's just so much better to play with that chemistry and it's so much more fun. Going into regionals, we're just looking forward to playing our game and doing what we know we're capable of doing," said Zoe Vehmeier, West Valley Volleyball.