The Alaska Nanooks are now on six game winning streak

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks volleyball program are on a roll, winning their sixth straight conference match.
The Nooks took down the Montana State Billings Yellowjackets in a five setter, heading into the weekend with a winning GNAC record.
And they can point to the combined powers of Markie Miller and Lahra Weber.
The Nooks took the first set 25-18, but fell in the second set getting routed 25-14.
In the third set, they returned to form winning 25-16, but lost the fourth 25-20.
That's when the Nanooks closed the deal grabbing the fifth set 15-9.
Both Miller and Weber had high performances with the two of them combining for 35 kills on the night.
Cate Whiting continued her strong season, getting 56 assists, while Makena Overbey had 18 digs.
Alaska has been a successful story here in 2018, as the Nanooks have already surpassed their GNAC record from last year.
They struggled against the Yellowjackets in certain sets, and the team spoke about what caught them off guard.
"Well, they're a good team and they found our weakness and they definitely exposed us a little bit, but we just needed to dig deep and put some grit into it and I think our defenders did a really good job pulling out of it and running through some balls. Our block definitely could have been a little bit more discipline to maybe avoid that so much and our diggers didn't have to work so hard. But I think they did a good job, pulling ourselves out of that little hole," said Emily Moorhead, #6 Alaska Nanooks.
"I felt that from our warm up that the moment we started our warm up, we do this little think where we are hitting balls at the girls, and I'm blasting balls as hard as I can and they're making these crazy digs you know and I was like oh hey we're zoned in tonight. We're like I can kind of tell, and they were on point. They were focused on the task at hand tonight," said Brian Scott, Head Coach - Alaska Nanooks.
"I don't know if worried is maybe the right word, but definitely a little stressed maybe, cause everyone was a little hurt, everyone was hurting a little bit, but we're still really excited especially coming off a win and a pretty good streak against some really good teams, to be back in front of our home crowd and stuff," said Moorhead.
The Nanooks now improve to 9-10 overall, with a 7-5 GNAC record.
They now get the weekend off to relax and prepare for another home stretch, where they face the Clan of Simon Fraser on Thursday and then go head to head against the number one team in the conference, playing host to the Western Washington Vikings next Saturday night.