That wasn’t a lot comfort Sunday, nevertheless, as Idaho scored a late objective to down UND 2-1 in a Massive Sky match at Bronson Area. The loss dropped UND to 2-four-zero within the league and four-7-three general.
To succeed in subsequent month’s Huge Sky postseason event, the Hawks might should run the desk and win their 4 remaining league video games. A yr in the past, nevertheless, there was no such speak from the Hawks.
“As a program, we’re evolving; we’re competing and we’re in each recreation we play,” stated UND coach Chris Logan. “We’re not fairly there. We have performed nicely sufficient however the groups on the prime finish of the convention have a knack of getting outcomes when the chips are down.”
UND misplaced each weekend house video games, falling 2-1 in additional time to league-main Japanese Washington on Friday. “Each these groups trounced us final yr and we’re proper there with them,” stated Logan.
For the primary time in league play this season, UND outshot a Massive Sky opponent because the Hawks had a 14-6 benefit.
However Idaho made probably the most of its alternatives. Taylor Brust scored at 25:22 of the primary half.
UND’s Mimi Eiden tied the sport at 1-1 on a objective at sixty nine:fifty six. From the highest of the field, Eiden drilled a low shot previous Idaho goalie Makayla Presgrave for the equalizer.
However Idaho gained it on a aim from Myah Merino at seventy seven:fifty eight.
Of UND’s 4 remaining video games, three are on the street beginning with Sunday’s recreation at Southern Utah.
“There’s nonetheless sufficient time to make the playoffs,” stated Logan. “It is a robust street, particularly with three video games on the street.”
However Logan stated he is seen sufficient enchancment from his staff that a postseason league look isn’t solely out of the image.
“I am pleased with the women after this weekend,” stated Logan. “I’ve no complaints about the best way we competed. We all know that any sort of recreation goes to be a battle. We’re up for each recreation. “No matter if we’re able to be a postseason workforce or not, we give our all each recreation and we’re by no means going to lie right down to anyone.”