Volleyball loses two, Hockey wins either way in Blue v. Gold game

Kurtis Gosney/Sun Star Reporter
Oct. 1, 2013

Women’s Volleyball 

The UAF Women’s Volleyball team played two games last weekend,  continuing their Great Northwest Athletic Conference season. The first game was on Thursday, Sept. 26, against the Northwest Nazarene University Crusaders. The Nanooks lost to the Crusaders on Thursday, three sets to zero. Sophomore outside hitter and Art student Sam Harthun and junior middle blocker and Business Administration student Morgan McGrath had eight kills each for the Nanooks. Freshman setter and Nutrition student Katelyn Camp had 26 assists.

The second game was on Saturday, Sept. 28, against the Central Washington University Wildcats. The Nanooks lost to the Wildcats in three sets on Saturday.  Harthun recorded 13 kills for the Nanooks while senior outside hitter and Business Administration student Keri Knight added 11 kills. Camp had 30 assists. Next week, the UAF women’s volleyball team will play against the Saint Martin’s University Saints on Thursday at 7 p.m. and against the Western Oregon University Wolves on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Nanooks will play both games at the Patty Center.

Men’s Cross Country 

The UAF Men’s and Women’s Cross-Country teams competed in the Saint Martin’s University Invitational on Saturday at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey, Washington. The Men’s Cross-Country team placed first out of five teams in the eight-kilometer race on Saturday, beating out Saint Martin’s University by three minutes and nine seconds. Seven Nanook runners finished in the top 10, individually.

Women’s Cross Country 

The Women’s Cross-Country team finished in second place out of three teams. The Nanooks finished behind Seattle Pacific University and ahead of Saint Martin’s University. Two of the Nanooks’ runners finished in the top 10, individually. Freshman Biological Sciences student Kali Striker finished in sixth place while fellow freshman and Elementary Education student Nichole Bathe came in seventh.

Sophomore goalie and Business Administration student John Keeney prepares for the next play. Kurtis Gosney/ Sun Star

Sophomore goalie and Business Administration student John Keeney prepares for the next play. Kurtis Gosney/ Sun Star

Men’s Hockey

The UAF Men’s Hockey team started its season with the annual Blue vs. Gold game in the Patty Ice Arena at 7 p.m. The Gold team was comprised of the upperclassmen Nanook Hockey team, while the Blue team was predominantly made up of the team’s new freshmen. The two teams played two, 25-minute halves rather than three 20-minute periods, which is the normal format. At the end of regulation, the score was tied 2-2 sending the game into a five-minute overtime where whichever team scored first won the game. Neither team scored in the overtime period, so the teams had to compete in a shootout to decide the winner. In a shootout, offensive players get the chance to score on the goalie one at a time with nobody else to defend the player. When a player scores for either team, the game is over. The Blue team won the game due to a shootout. Junior goalie and Business Administration student Sean Cahill had 12 saves to lead the Blue team. Next week, the Nanooks will play against the University of British Columbia at 5:37 p.m. at the Carlson Center. This will be the first game at the Carlson Center for the Nanooks this season.

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