The UAA volleyball team trailed 1-0 and 2-1 before rallying to take the final two sets, pulling past in-state rival UAF 3-2 on Tuesday at Alaska Airlines Center.
Even within the fifth and deciding set, the Seawolves needed to pull off a comeback, digging out of a 9-6 hole to take a 15-11 win en route to the 3-2 victory (20-25, 25-11, 23-25, 25-14, 15-11).
UAA featured a balanced offensive attack with four players reaching double-digits in kills. Junior Kayla McGlathery and sophomore Eve Stephens led the way with 13 kills apiece, while Vera Pluharova and Vanessa Hayes chipped in with 11 and 10, respectively.
For the Nanooks, Markie Miller provided a match-high 16 kills.
UAA sophomore Ellen Floyed notched 46 assists, for the Seawolves, who improved to 14-5 (9-2 GNAC) with the win. UAF fell to 9-10 (6-5 GNAC) with the loss.
UAA travels to Montana State Billings on Thursday for a conference matchup. The Nanooks are in action Saturday when they travel to Montana State Billings.