The Alaska Nanooks saw their seven game winning streak snapped by Western Washington, but saw some growth in the process

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The Alaska Nanooks volleyball program saw their seven game winning streak snapped at the hands of the Western Washington Vikings in a Saturday matchup.
The Nanooks were swept three-oh, losing the sets 25-22 and the last two 25-20.
Lahra Weber led the Nooks with 11 kills on the day, as Alaska held in strong against the fourth ranked Vikings team.
Cate Whiting had 28 assists, while Makena Overbey worked in 18 digs.
One thing that Alaska can hang its hat on was the nine service aces they scored on Western.
However, they did struggle to find holes in the Vikings defense, evident by the 14 blocks against the Nooks.
The Nanooks spoke at the press conference after falling to their GNAC foe.
"So much growth, that's a great thing about this group is we grew every time we won a match and we got a little bit better. And now we have lost a match and guess what. I'm confident that this group is going to grow from it. And they are going to take it and go ok. Good, bad, whatever, What did we learn from tonight and how are we going to use that to our advantage. That's what makes this team so special, that they're willing all the time," said Brian Scott, Alaska Nanooks Head Coach.
"I think we all came in really excited to play them, and were willing to put everything on the court. I think that we can learn from this because we played so well against them, I feel like we played one of our best matches against them. And I feel like if we keep that and just fix the tiny mistakes, then we'll be a solid team for the next couple of games we have," said Overbey.
"I know that the hitters were frustrated that they weren't putting down as many balls as we wanted to, they had a strong block as well. And we have talked about being and practicing our different shots and just trying to get better as hitters, myself included. Trying to distribute balls so I can give hitters the best chance they can get against a great defense like they have," said Whiting.