UMD Hockey and Football Amomg Several Bulldogs Teams in National Polls
Monday means polls, if you follow the UMD Bulldog teams.
The Bulldog Football team fell to St. Cloud State on Saturday 51-49 to suffer their first loss of the year. The (4-1) Bulldogs dropped from #2 in the D2 football to #10 in this week’s poll.
It marked the 2nd loss in a row to St. Cloud State. The Bulldogs will be back at home this Saturday night, trying to bounce back from that loss. Kick-off at 6pm vs Minnesota State-Moorhead. The game will serve as the 2012 Hall of Fame game, and they will induct several new members into their Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday and the group will be honored Saturday as well at the football game.
The 2012 Hall of Fame Inductees are:
A pair of multi-sport talents – Dick Fisher (football, hockey and track) and Renee (Fluegge) Voltin (softball and volleyball) – former men’s basketball and men’s golf coach George Fisher, 13-year National Hockey League veteran Jim Johnson and basketball All-American David Thompson will all be paid a lasting tribute this Friday (Oct. 5) when the University of Minnesota Duluth Athletic Hall of Fame holds its 15th enshrinement ceremony. The addition of this distinguished group will bring the UMD Athletic Hall of Fame membership to 109.
We will have more on the 2012 Hall of Fame Class later this week.
Here are the other polls, for UMD teams as of Monday, October 1st.
UMD Volleyball with two big wins over the weekend, moved up from #6 to #3 in the D2 volleyball poll. Head Coach Jim Boos picked-up his 100th UMD conference win on Saturday. Two players were also named players of the week in the NSIC. Kate Lange of Hibbing was again named the Offensive Player of the Week for the Bulldogs. Ashley Hinsch was named the setter of the week in the league.
UMD Womens hockey is still 8th in the country in the last D1 poll. The Bulldogs with two wins last weekend, 5-3 over the Minnesota Whitecaps, and 5-2 over the Whitecaps on Saturday afternoon. The Womens hockey team opens the WCHA and Home regular season opener this weekend against Ohio State at Amsoil Arena. Former UMD Womens hockey player, Jenny Potter played for the Whitecaps. She is UMD’s all-time leading scorer in womens hockey. USA Olympic goaltender Jessie Vetter was in the nets for the Whitecaps. Due to injuries, UMD was playing without several of their top players. Duluth native, Amy Stech plays for the Whitecaps as well, and she had two goals in the Friday game. She played her college hockey at the Univ. of Maine.
The UMD Men’s hockey team is 12th in the preseason polls. They have one more week before they officially start the year. The UMD mens hockey team opens their season Oct 12th and 13th against Ohio State University. Single game tickets for the mens hockey team go on sale today, Tuesday October 2nd at 10am. It will mark their final season in the WCHA. The Bulldogs were 2nd overall last year in the WCHA and produced a Hobey Baker winner, in the likes of Jack Connolly. The Bulldogs were 25-10-6 a year ago and again reached the NCAA tournament.