Margot Adams wins swim meet scrimmage; Volleyball and hockey teams travel

Lauren Fisher/Sun Star Reporter
October 16, 2012

Swimming

The UAF swim team had their first shot to show off their skills in the Blue v. Gold Pentathlon on Oct. 13 at noon in the Patty Center pool.  The score for the event was 321-379, with Team Blue earning the win

In the first event, the 200 relay, Blue took the first win with a time of 1:51.99 totaled between the four team members, Samantha Taylor, Genevieve Johnson, Eileen Audette and Danielle Lyons.  The competing team, comprised of Sarah Meierotto, Margot Adams and Bente Heller finished less than a second later.

Linnea Doumas and Sarah Meierotto pose for a quick picture before the first event of the Blue v. Gold meet on Oct 13th, 2012. Lauren Fisher / Sun Star Reporter

Margot Adams, a sophomore majoring in political science, was the leading individual for the meet.  She won the 100 individual medley and set a pool record of 56.55 in the 100 yard butterfly event.  The two wins and her three runner-up races added up to a total score of 8.

Sophomore Samantha Taylor placed second with a score of 10, followed by another sophomore Danielle Lyons with a total of 18.  Taylor won the 100 backstroke with a time of 58.85 and the 100 breaststroke with 1:10.22.  A second and fourth- place finish in her other two event contributed to her second place standing.  Lyons had three third place finishes, a fourth place and a fifth place.

The swimmers have been practicing 20 hours a week since Aug. 30.  Their first competition against another school will take place on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. against California Baptist in the Patty Center.

Volleyball

The UAF Volleyball team took on Seattle Pacific once again during their recent travels on Saturday.  Seattle finished victorious after five sets, scored at  27-25, 23-25, 25-12 and 25-10.  Freshman Sam Harthun and junior Keri Knight led the Nanooks, scoring 17 and 11 kills, respectively.  Senior Allison Oddy had 17 digs, the most of the Nanooks.  Katlyn Mataya, the freshman setter for UAF, had 37 assists during the game.

The Lady Nanooks’ next home game will be against Western Oregon on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m.  It will be a “Dig Pink!” game to support the fight against breast cancer.  They will also play against St. Martin’s on Oct. 20 at noon.

Hockey

The UAF Hockey team traveled to Anchorage last week to compete in the Kendall Hockey Classic, playing on Oct. 12 against the Air Force team, and on Oct. 13 against Canisius.  Against the Air Force team, senior Nik Yaremchuk earned 2 of the 3 points that tied them for the game.  The Nanooks had their first loss against Canisius the next night with a score of 1-3.

The UAF Hockey team has a game on Friday, Oct. 19 against Merrimack, and a game on Saturday, Oct. 20 against North Dakota.  These games are part of the Brice Alaska Gold Rush tournament.

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