The Preventing Hawks, who’ve gained six straight and are four-zero in league play, will play at Sacramento State tonight and Portland State on Saturday.
Sacramento State, the league runner-as much as UND final season, is off to a four-zero begin in league play and is the convention’s solely unbeaten staff aside from UND. Portland State is three-1 in league play.
With an unbalanced schedule, UND solely performs the 2 opponents as soon as this yr. Final yr, UND nipped Sacramento State 15-thirteen within the fifth set in Grand Forks.
“They undoubtedly weren’t happy with that outcome,” UND coach Mark Pryor stated. “They will be trying to return the favor.”
Pryor additionally stated this street swing is the Massive Sky’s most difficult no matter opponent. UND will fly to Sacramento, then fly to Portland, then fly house.
“The youngsters know this can be a troublesome weekend for us,” Pryor stated. “They’re wanting ahead to the problem.”
Final weekend, UND swept Idaho and Japanese Washington at residence—operating a streak of 32 straight set wins on the Betty Engelstad Sioux Middle. It additionally pushed UND’s Massive Sky win streak to eleven.
“These subsequent 4 on the street will actually outline the place we find yourself within the league this yr,” Pryor stated.
Nevertheless, Pryor added that this weekend’s matches aren’t make or break.
“The youngsters have the angle that if it is ok, it is ok,” Pryor stated. “If it isn’t, we’ll them once more within the convention event.”
The Huge Sky’s postseason event is performed on the league champion. UND hosted the event en path to this system’s first NCAA look final season.