The Alaska Nanooks knock off the Anchorage Seawolves for the first time since 2010

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - It's over! The curse is finally over, as the Alaska Nanooks have beaten the Anchorage Seawolves in volleyball for the first time since 2010.
As the Nanooks dominated their in-state rivals in a three-oh sweep, with their offensive firepower.
And the crowd went wild.
The Nanooks swept the Seawolves, winning the sets 25-22, 25-11 and 25-22.
In the second set, the Nooks were rolling with a hitting percentage of .484 while holding Anchorage to .129.
Markie Miller led Alaska with 15 kills, while Cate Whiting dished out 34 assists.
Lahra Weber led on the defensive end, getting 16 digs as the Nanooks swept the Seawolves for the first time since 2007.
The Nanooks now sport a five game winning streak, which according to the website for the team, they have never won five straight in the conference.
Head Coach Brian Scott finally got the victory against Fairbanks' bitter rivals, as it has been a rough eight years of falling to the same opponent.
And he says that this game ranks number one in his career.
"Man, let me tell you 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, it's nice," said Scott.
"I mean, yeah we heard so much about Anchorage, Anchorage, Anchorage and like I don't know. I don't know I was just thinking about it like I'm like 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.
"I think it's honestly how we go through practice. I think we have very competitive practices and we are challenged by all the girls on the team. So I think anyone is ready to go in and do the same thing and play out on the court for us I think. And yeah we're a great team overall and we're pushing each other everyday," said Whiting.