West Valley and Hutchison Volleyball teams sweep conference opponents

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - There were a pair of conference volleyball games last night for our high school teams, both of which ended in sweeps.
We'll start with the Mid Alaska Conference Contest between the West Valley Wolfpack and the Lathrop Malemutes, where the Wolfpack finished off their cross-town rivals in three sets.
They won the first 25-16, the second 25-20, and closed it out with a 25-12 effort in the third.
Jozey Martellaro and Kami Steel once again led the pack to victory, Martellaro leading the team in kills with 9 and Steel finishing the day with 8 digs to lead the team in that category.
Erin Pomeroy and Ellen Silva led the defensive efforts, Pomeroy finishing with 8 assists, and Silva with 6 blocks.
The Malemutes were led by Julie Wolter and her 7 kills while Maya Pelayo distributed 9 assists.
The loss brings Lathrop down to 4-6 overall this year with a 1-2 conference record.
West Valley, on the other hand, is now 6-2 overall. They are the top team in the Mid Alaska Conference with a perfect 3-0 record.
Senior outside hitter Sarah Cooper says her team's tenacity and defensive efforts led the Wolfpack to victory.
"Mentality is something we've been training on so I was actually really happy that we were able to pull through. Our Defense was amazing, it was definitely the best we've played all season. They've been putting in a lot of hard work and effort to get those hard balls up. I'm really proud of how they did today," said Cooper.
Out on Eielson Air Force Base last night, the Hutchison Hawks were able to sweep their Aurora Conference Foes, the Eielson Ravens.
The Hawks were dominant, taking the first set 25-10, the second 25-9, and the third 25-11.
Allyonna Mandregan was able to lead Hutch in two different categories, leading the team in kills and blocks with 10 in each.
Jayda Russel was able to finish the day with 17 digs to lead the team in that effort.
The Ravens were led by McKenna Hooper, who finished the day 6 kills while Alyssa White distributed 9 assists and Jessica Eid earned 7 digs.
The Ravens willl now fall to 2-8 overall and 2-3 against conference opponents.
The Hawks, on the other hand, are now 6-7 overall and 3-3 in Aurora Conference play.
Next up for these teams, The Ravens will head up to Utqiagvik for a weekend series against the Barrow Whalers while the Hawks will host the West Valley Wolfpack on Friday night.