In a Friday night home-opening match that will be followed by a Saturday afternoon home finale, the UAA volleyball team dispatched the University of Alaska Fairbanks in 76 minutes.
The match was the first of two home matches for the Seawolves during their brief spring season. It was held in a nearly empty gym at the Seawolf Sports Center, a place UAA hadn’t played since 2013.
The Seawolves remained undefeated in four matches with a 25-10, 25-17, 25-21 victory.
Junior right-side hitter Eve Stephens, who earlier in the week was named player of the week by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference, sparked the Seawolves with nine kills, 10 digs and three aces. Freshman outside hitter Nicole Blue had 10 kills and junior setter Ellen Floyd totaled 27 assists and 15 digs.
The Seawolves hit .231 and out-dug UAF 57-47.
AveRee Reynolds led UAF with 11 kills and three block assists. The Nanooks, who dropped to 3-3, were held to minus-.018 hitting -- they had 23 kills and 25 hitting errors.
The teams play again Saturday at 1 p.m. No spectators are allowed due to COVID-19 protocols, but live stats and video links are available at GoSeawolves.com.