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GNAC crown within reach for volleyball team

An automatic birth to the NCAA Division II West Regional Championships is at stake for the Seawolf volleyball team, who’s sitting atop the GNAC standings. But the lead — and margin for error — is slim.

Four other teams are hunting the Seawolves: Western Washington, Northwest Nazarene, Seattle Pacific and Central Washington. Any missteps could open the door for one of them to claim the conference.

Photo courtesy of GoSeawolves.com

Meet the Seawolf: Morgan Hooe

The Northern Light recently caught up with Morgan Hooe, the freshman setter on the Seawolf women’s volleyball team. Hooe is a hometown product, having grown up here in Anchorage, Alaska. Along with sophomores Sarah Johnson and Katelynn Zanders, she’s one of the three South High School alumni currently on the Seawolves’ roster.

Graphics by Ashley Snyder. Stats compiled by Thomas McIntyre.

The weekend primer: Volleyball team squares off at home

The Seawolf volleyball teams back home this weekend for two matches against fellow GNAC squads, the Northwest Nazarene Crusaders and Central Washington Wildcats.

Both visitors are sitting in the top half of the GNAC standings. The two crews have also tangled with the Seawolves earlier this season, with each of them losing 3-1 in their own backyards.

Digging into the volleyball team’s weekend opponents

The Seawolf volleyball team is diving right into conference play this weekend with games versus the Seattle Pacific Falcons and Montana State Billings Yellowjackets. The first match pits the Seawolves against a Falcons team they split wins with in 2012.

Seawolves sweep up Yellowjackets

The Seawolf volleyball team laid down a professional win Thursday night. Every cog of the team ran smoothly, and the result was a victory over the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets in straight sets.

Katelynn Zanders, freshman outside hitter and middle blocker , spikes the ball suring the third set of Saturday night's game against the Wester Washington Vikings from Bellingham, Washington. (Photo by J. Almendarez)

Seawolves fall to 16th ranked Vikings

The Seawolf volleyball team couldn’t find their groove Saturday night. As a result, the Seawolves suffered a loss at the hands of the Western Washington University Vikings.

Sarah Johnson, a freshmen outside hitter, dives for the volleyball during Saturday’s game. (Photos by Caitlin Taylor)

Seawolves rally to take out Nanooks

The Seawolf volleyball team put their heart on display Saturday night. Down two sets to none, they rallied back to defeat the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks in a thriller.

Siobhan Johansen, junior setter and defensive specialist, keeps the ball in play during the fifth set of Thursday’s game. (Photos by Paul "Alex" Gabbert)

Seawolves show resilience, win against Central Washington

The Seawolf volleyball team notched a gutsy victory against the Central Washington Wildcats from Ellensberg, Thursday night.

The victory came after the Seawolves allowed the Wildcats to come back from being down two sets. A resilient performance in the fifth set gave the Seawolves a 25-19, 25-21, 26-28, 17-25, 15-10 win.

Photo Courtesy of J. Almendarez

Lady Seawolves beat Alumni in annual pre-season game

The UAA women’s volleyball team took home victories in four of the five sets played during the first scrimmage of the season Saturday. The Lady Seawolves faced off against the Seawolves Alumni, a team of former UAA players. Annually, the Seawolves Alumni return to challenge the new Lady Seawolves’ prestige as college athletes in a […]

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Wins at home keep UAA Volleyball team in playoff contention

The Seawolf volleyball team finished up their final home series of the season in style this past weekend with pair of crucial league wins that keep them in the thick of the postseason picture.

UAA got started in a blowout match against Northwest Nazarene University (NNU) on Nov. 3. The ‘Wolves bounced back from a defeat in their last game (a 1-3 loss at Seattle Pacific on Oct. 29) by showing no signs of shaken confidence. The end result would be a 3-0 thrashing of the visiting Crusaders.

“Seriously, we wanted to beat them more than anything this game,” said junior outside hitter Nikkie Viotto.

Seawolves sit atop GNAC after wins over WWU, SFU at home

UAA followed up their victory in Fairbanks with a solid win against Western Washington University (WWU) on Oct. 20 winning the match 3-0. The ‘Wolves were lead by senior outside hitter Jackie Matthisen and junior setter Kimya Jafroudi. Matthisen led the match with 12 kills and also set Seawolf history becoming the fifth player in […]

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UAA stomps Nanooks to keep pace in GNAC

The UAA Volleyball teamcrushed UAF in an energeticmatch Oct. 15 supported by oneof the best fan turnouts UAA hasseen so far this year of nearly 800people.

The girls swept the first set25-16 followed by a close secondset, 25-22.

“Fairbanks did really well thesecond set they picked up theirgame a lot,” sophomore middleblocker Robyn Burton said. “Theyhad a lot of ups and had some goodserves. We had a few misreads onour side of the net, but we lookedpast it and did what we had to doon our side to win it.”

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Seawolves follow conference opening loss with strong win

The UAA women’s volleyball team ended their first pair of home games going one for one. Following the Sept. 8 loss (3-2) to Western Oregon University (WOU), the ‘Wolves took down Saint Martins in the first three frames at their second home match.

“We know we can win, it’s not a question of that. It is being comfortable out there. It’s doing our job and focusing on the moment and each play one at a time,” junior outside hitter Nikkie Viotto said.

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