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UAA season ends in California

By Dave Goldman 8:46 PM December 5, 2013

Seawolves fall to #4 BYU-Hawaii

ANCHORAGE –  The UAA women’s volleyball team traveled over 3,600 miles to California. It’s a long ride.

It’s longer coming home.

The Seawolves’ season ended about an hour east of Los Angeles Thursday afternoon at the hands of fourth-ranked BYU-Hawaii in the first round of the Division II NCAA Tournament West Region Championships. The BYU-Hawaii Seasiders completed the sweep 25-19, 25-19 and 25-17 in one hour and 11 minutes.

UAA Head Coach Chris Green, who took his fourth team in five seasons to the post-season tournament, was optimistic about his group’s chances to pull off the upset. He said they had their opportunities; they simply didn’t capitalize on them.

“Had we played a little better, we could have extended the match,” Green said. “They (BYU-Hawaii) were a little flat, too, in game one and we could have jumped on them a little better and maybe stole one. But we weren’t able to get the job done offensively. We weren’t as good as we normally are.”

“We didn’t perform as well as we have in the past and that’s a disappointment. On the big stage we’d like to play our best, and I’m not sure that happened today. But we are here and happy to be representing Alaska and hopefully building for next year because we have young team.”

UAA finished the season 21-10 while the Seasiders’ season continues. Senior Siobhan Johansen led UAA with 16 assists in the Seawolves’ final match.

Their return to Anchorage Friday morning will come earlier than they’d hoped.

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