The West Valley Wolfpack conclude their regular season with a victory over North Pole

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The West Valley Wolfpack went on the road to face the North Pole Patriots in the Breast Cancer Matchup, and the top team in the Mid-Alaska Conference were in for a dog fight against the Pats.
The Wolfpack won the series 3-1, with West Valley grabbing the first set 25-21 with steady dose of defense.
Then the second set was snatched by the Wolfpack who needed to battle back from deficits to North Pole to grab the demanding lead.
However, the Patriots would not go quietly in the night, as they dominated the MAC juggernauts in the third 25-19.
North Pole was led by Sydney Teel and her 12 kills, while Ainsley Smith ran with 18 assists.
Kinley Erickson once again stuffed the stat sheet with eight digs, seven kills and six aces.
The Wolfpack had to battle back to win the fourth set and close out the game, beating the Patriots 25-20.
Ellen Silva had 10 blocks on the night, as Kami Steel also had five blocks go for points.
Steel also had seven kills and 15 digs.
Both Erin Pomeroy and Zoe Vehmeier combined for 26 assists, as West Valley gets ready for the conference tournament next week, where they wait for the winner of the Lathrop Malemutes and North Pole.
Vehmeier spoke after the match about their battle with the Pats.
"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," said Vehmeier.