Nanooks Volleyball team closes out season with win against Montana State University

Lauren Fisher/Sun Star Reporter
November 13, 2012


Sam Harthun and her teammates cheer at her unexpected kill during Saturday night’s game against Montana State Billings. Lauren Fisher/Sun Star

Saturday, Nov. 10, Senior Night, the Alaska Nanook’s Volleyball Team gave their seniors something to celebrate by winning their last home game of the season against Montana State Billings University at the Patty Center.  After honoring the senior Nanooks, the team went on to win the first, third and fourth sets, resulting in a victory for Alaska.

Freshman Sam Harthun led the Nanooks to victory once again, with a game-high score of 20 kills.  Freshman Katlyn Mataya contributed 59 assists to her team.  The set scores were 23-25, 25-23, 21-25 and 17-25.

Seniors Alyson Oddey and Reilly Stevens were recognized before the game for their senior status.  This was also the head coach of the volleyball team, Phil Shoemaker’s final home game, as he will be retiring at the end of the season.

Women’s Basketball

April Fultz reaches for the rebound during the Nanook’s first home basketball game of the season on Nov. 10 in the Patty Center. Lauren Fisher/Sun Star

The Women’s Basketball Team lost against Colorado School of Mines Nov. 10 at the Patty Center for their first home game of the season.

At halftime, Colorado was in the lead with a score of 37-31.  They had made none of their 7 attempted three-point shots, with a field goal rate of 42 percent and 62.5 percent success with free throws.  The Nanooks had a higher percentage over all but field goals, shooting 83.3 percent at the free throw line.

During the second half, Colorado widened the gap between the teams.  Colorado improved their shooting accuracy in two point, three point and free throw shots while the Nanooks wavered.  Colorado’s Allie Grazulis scored a game-high 22 points, followed by teammate Courtney Gallo with 18, and Nanooks sophomore Benissa Bulaya and senior Taylor Attenburg with 15 each.  The final score was 73-87.


Lauern Bailey breaststrokes down the lane on Saturday, Nov. 10 during the home meet against California State University. Lauren Fisher/Sun Star

On Friday, Nov. 9, sophomores Danielle Lyons, Gabi Summers, and Kelly Mereietto, and junior Bente Heller worked together to win the 20 free relay.  Freshman Eileen Audette, sophomore Lindsey Krause, Adams and Summers were the four who won the 400 Medley Relay.  Adams and Summers each won one individual race, while Heller won two.  However, California State won with a score of 108-96.

The final score on Saturday was 111-93 in favor of California despite Adams’s record and UAF’s 4 individual wins and 2 relay wins.  Adams also helped UAF win the two relays that day.


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