Hockey and volleyball split; more pool records fall for swimming

Kurtis Gosney/Sun Star Reporter
Nov. 5, 2013


The UAF Volleyball team played two away games last weekend against the Western Oregon University Wolves on Thursday and Saint Martin’s University Saints on Saturday.

The Nanooks lost Thursday’s matchup in four sets, their season record falling to 3-20. The Nanooks were in the lead once in the first set, when the score was 1-0. The Wolves quickly took the lead by as many as seven points. The Wolves won the set 25-18. Western Oregon won the second as well with a score of 25-21.

After an early 8-5 Western Oregon lead in the third set, the Nanooks scored four points in a row to get a 9-8 lead. The Wolves tied the set at 9-9 immediately after, only to see the Nanooks score another three points in a row to go up 12-9. The Nanooks led 15-10 at one point, which was their biggest lead in the set as well as the game. The Nanooks won the set 25-22.

The Nanooks had a 14-10 lead to start the fourth set, but the Wolves scored four consecutive points to tie the set at 14-14. The Wolves went on to win the fourth set 25-21 earning the match victory.

Senior outside hitter and Business Administration student Keri Knight finished the game with a season-high 16 kills. Sophomore outside hitter and Art student Sam Harthun added 14. Sophomore setter and Nutrition student Katelyn Camp finished with 37 kills.

The Nanooks won their fourth game of the season on Saturday, Nov. 3 against Saint Martin’s in five sets.

The Saints had an early 8-4 lead in the first set, but the Nanooks scored three straight points to cut the lead to 8-7. The Nanooks grabbed an 11-10 lead, but the Saints scored the next four points for a 14-11 lead. The set stayed close from that point, but the Saints won the set 25-23.

The Nanooks had an early 8-7 lead in the second set. UAF slowly pulled away from Saint Martin’s, scoring four straight points in one sequence to go up 15-11. The Nanooks won the set, 25-16.

The Saints were tied with the Nanooks 19-19 late in the third set, but the Nanooks would not let them get the lead. The Nanooks scored the last three points of the set to win 25-21.

The Saints won the fourth set 25-23, which tied the match. When there is a tie in sets, the teams compete in a fifth and final set. Whoever wins the fifth set, wins the game. 

The Nanooks were in the lead of set, scoring 10-6 at one point. The Saints took a 12-11 lead late in the set, but Nanooks quickly regaining the lead and won the set 15-13, winning the game.

Harthun finished the game with a new season high of 27 kills, Knight adding 11. Camp finished with a season and career-high of 48 kills. The Nanooks’ season record is now 4-20.

The Nanooks’ next game will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9 when they travel to Anchorage to play the University of Alaska Anchorage Seawolves.


Freshman left wingman and Business Administration student Brandon Morley tries to shoot the puck into the net. Kurtis Gosney/ Sun Star

Freshman left wingman and Business Administration student Brandon Morley tries to shoot the puck into the net. Kurtis Gosney/ Sun Star

The UAF Hockey team played in its first series as a member of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association last weekend. The Nanooks competed against the Northern Michigan University Wildcats on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 at the Carlson Center.

The Nanooks won Friday’s matchup 5-4. The Nanooks scored the game’s first two goals in the first period. The first one came on a powerplay goal by sophomore center and Business Administration student Tyler Morley 12 minutes into the period, followed by his brother, freshman left wingman and Business Administration student Brandon Morley, about two minutes later. The Wildcats scored a goal late in the period to cut the lead to 2-1 going into the second period.

The Nanooks scored three out of the four total goals that were scored in the second period. Sophomore forward Cohen Adair of Northern Michigan scored the first goal of the period, tying the game at 2-2. Freshman right wingman and Business Administration student Marcus Basara scored his third goal of the season on a powerplay to give the lead back to the Nanooks at 3-2. Senior team captain, left wingman and Business Administration student Colton Beck scored a powerplay goal of his own a little later to put the Nanooks up 4-2. Freshman center and Petroleum Engineering student Shawn Hochhausen added another goal, his first of the season and his career, to give the Nanooks a 5-2 lead going into the third period.

The Wildcats started the third period with a powerplay goal from senior defenseman CJ Ludwig cutting into the Nanooks’ lead at 5-3 with six minutes to go. Adair scored his second goal of the game three minutes later to cut the deficit to 5-4. The Nanooks held on in the final three minutes to win the game.

The Nanooks lost Saturday’s game 2-1. All three goals of the game came in the first period. The Nanooks started the game with a goal from Morley a little under two minutes into the period. Northern Michigan tied the game up at 1-1 with a goal from Ludwig with under five minutes left. Senior forward Stephan Vigier scored a goal on the powerplay with 22 seconds left to give the Wildcats a 2-1 lead. The Wildcats kept the lead and won the game.

Freshman goalie Davis Jones started for the Nanooks, finishing the night with 28 saves.

The next series for the Nanooks will take place on Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9 as they travel to Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan to take on the Lake Superior State Lakers.


Senior Psychology student Bente Heller gets ready for the 100-yard butterfly event. Kurtis Gosney/ Sun Star

Senior Psychology student Bente Heller gets ready for the 100-yard butterfly event. Kurtis Gosney/Sun Star

The UAF Swimming team competed in its final home meet last weekend against the Loyola Marymount University Lions. The Nanooks lost to the Lions on Friday, Nov. 1 123-82, but won in five of the 11 events. Freshman Business Administration student Kathryn Pound won two individual events, the 1000-yard and 500-yard freestyle events, and started the 200-yard freestyle relay for the Nanooks, which the Nanooks won.

Freshman Accounting student student Victoria Adams broke another pool record on Friday winning the 200-yard backstroke event with a time of two minutes and 4.56 seconds. Senior Psychology student Bente Heller won the 100-yard freestyle event.

Adams broke yet another pool record on Saturday, Nov. 2, despite the Nanooks losing 135-68 to the Lions. Adams’ record came in the 200-yard individual medley event winning in two minutes and nine seconds. Adams helped the Nanooks break another pool record at the beginning of the day in the 200-yard medley. Adams started the race, followed by sophomore Fisheries student Eileen Audette,  junior Political Science student Margot Adams and Bente Heller. The Nanooks won the event with a time of 1:47:77.

Victoria Adams won the 100-yard backstroke event rounding out the wins for the Nanooks.

The next swim meet for the Nanooks comes in a little over a month. UAF will travel to Federal Way, Washington on Friday, Dec. 6 to compete in the Husky Invitational. The Nanooks will not return home until late January.

Women’s Basketball

The UAF Women’s Basketball team started the 2013 season with their annual alumni exhibition game. Senior forward and Business Administration student Samantha Thornton and sophomore guard and General Studies student Brianna Kirk finished the game with 13 points each to lead the Nanooks.

The Nanooks’ first game of the regular season will take place on Friday, Nov. 8 when they host the Western New Mexico University Mustangs at the Patty Center at 5:15 p.m.


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