SignUp
Holiday Tickets 2014
Ice Hockey MM
Ryan Reese had three hits and a pair of RBI Friday.
Utah Valley rallies in WAC opener
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Monday 03/15/2014 02:52:18 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop Files available
   Box score
OREM, Utah-- A three-run eighth inning propelled host Utah Valley in front of North Dakota for an 8-5 win Friday evening in the opening game of the Western Athletic Conference schedule for both teams.

"We created a big inning for them in the second inning," UND head coach Jeff Dodson said. "We gave them too many runs early in the ballgame, but we battled back to tie it in the eighth. We had some guys step up and we swung the bats better tonight which is something we've been lacking.

UND (0-9, 0-1) took the lead in the second with two runs. Zack Trygstad and Ryan Reese each singled with one down and Daniel Lockhert doubled home the first run. Luis Calvo drove in the second run with a bounce out and it was a 2-0 lead for the visitors.

Utah Valley posted three runs in the bottom of that inning and two more in the third to take a 5-2 lead. It remained there until the sixth inning, when UND inched within a run.

Jeff Campbell laced a two-out double followed by a Trygstad RBI base hit. Reese doubled to left to score another run, one of his three hits on the evening.

North Dakota tied the score in the eighth inning on a single through the right side to score Taylor Petersen. But, the Wolverines would score three runs in the bottom of that frame to take the win.

Tyler Ruemmele was huge out of the bullpen for UND, throwing 4.2 innings before allowing a run. He'd finish the night throwing five innnings on two runs with six hits, three strikeouts and a walk. Andrew Thome started the game, going 2.1 innings with five runs on six hits and a pair of punchouts.

Reese had three of UND's 11 hits. Trygstad had a pair of hits and eight of the nine spots in the order had at least one hit.

The teams continue their three-game series Saturday with a single game at 7:00 p.m.
Series of promotions on tap for 7-game homestand
GRAND FORKS, N.D. Ė The University of North Dakota Athletics Department announced today a series of promotions for home UND men's hockey home games in January. MORE
South Dakota claims border battle 86-81
VERMILLION, S.D.-- Host South Dakota shrugged off a nine-point halftime deficit in a 86-81 defeat of visiting North Dakota Sunday afternoon at the DakotaDome in non-conference action. USD's... MORE
Game Notes: Final Big Sky tune-up at Marquette
North Dakota's final tune-up before Big Sky play begins will be a tough one as the squad heads to Milwaukee to face Marquette Monday. MORE
UND posts 78-48 rout of Dickinson State
It took a while for North Dakota to get things rolling in its first home game in over a month, but the Green and White eventually settled in to post a 78-48 rout of Dickinson State Friday at the... MORE
Defending league champs square off in border battle Sunday
North Dakota closes its non-league slate with a tilt at South Dakota on Dec. 21 before tackling the Montana schools to lift the curtain on the Big Sky Conference schedule (Jan. 1-3). MORE

advertisement