SignUp
Ice Hockey MM
Women's Ice Hockey MM
Basketball Big Game Plans
Ronni Munkeby led UND with 16 kills Saturday.
NAU halts UND win streak at 10 straight
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Saturday 10/19/2013 23:39:32 (ET)
by UNDsports.com
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.-- Host Northern Arizona hit .500 in the opening set en route to a 3-0 sweep of first-place North Dakota Saturday evening in Big Sky play. North Dakota had its 10-match winning streak snapped with the loss.

"Our serve receive had some breakdowns this evening and that's a lot to overcome against a good team," UND head coach Ashley Hardee said. "We continued to fight in sets two and three but we dug ourselves too big of a hole early in each of those sets."

UND (14-8, 9-1 Big Sky) ran into a buzzsaw in the first set as NAU (13-6, 7-3) outhit UND .500 to -.040 to ran away with a 25-12 victory. That momentum carried over into the second set with the Lumberjacks getting out to a quick seven-point lead at 14-7.

UND battled right back, however, to tie the set at 17-all but the 'Jacks answered with a 6-2 spurt for a 23-19 edge. UND again chipped away but fell just short as NAU was able to claim a 25-23 second set and a two sets to none advantage.

Coming out of the intermission, NAU brushed off an early 2-0 UND lead to stack up 10 straight points to take command. UND scored four straight after a timeout to force an NAU stoppage. The Lumberjacks, despite a valiant UND comeback that got the score within one at 23-22, were able to hold the visitors at bay and secure the league's first win over UND this season.

North Dakota was led by Ronni Munkeby's 16-kill effort while Anna Pioske and Emily Thompson each added seven kills. NAU collected seven service aces and had 12 total blocks in the win. North Dakota remains a full game ahead of the pack in the conference standings after Portland State's (8-2) win earlier in the day Saturday.

North Dakota returns home to host Montana Thursday and Montana State Saturday. Thursday's match is part of UND's "North Dakota Strong" campaign, which supports breast cancer awareness. The match will be televised live on Midco Sports Network.

 

Idalski in studio on UND Sports Extra
Head women's hockey coach Brian Idalski was in studio on this week's UND Sports Extra. Idalski previewed the upcoming match-up against Wisconsin, which will be televised nationally by Midco... MORE
Highlights at SUU, preview of EWU on Sports Extra
Head football coach Bubba Schweigert was in studio on this week's UND Sports Extra. Schweigert ran through the highlights at Southern Utah and previewed North Dakota's game at Eastern Washington... MORE
Lineup set for spooktacular UND Fan Luncheon
Two North Dakota head coaches along with two student-athletes highlight Friday's, Oct. 31, UND Fan Luncheon this after at the Alerus Center. MORE
Berry joins the Coach's Corner
Assistant Brad Berry joins the UND Insider Weekly Coach's Corner this week, as North Dakota comes off a 1-0-1 weekend against Providence. Berry recaps the games and looks ahead at Saturday's game... MORE
Basketball media day round-up 2014-15
The University of North Dakota men's and women's basketball teams held the annual media day on Wednesday, entertaining area reporters as a kick off to the season. Below is a round-up of news,... MORE

advertisement