After losing to Dartmouth and tying Harvard, Union dropped in the USHCO.com/NCAA hockey poll for the second straight week.
The Dutchmen (0-3-1 ECAC Hockey, 5-4-1) fell from eighth to 12th in the poll released Monday. Union received 392 points.
Union blew a 3-0 lead in Friday’s game against Dartmouth and lost, 4-3, in overtime. Things didn’t start well Saturday against Harvard as the Dutchmen fell behind, 2-0, just over halfway through the first period. But Union rallied for a 2-2 tie. Max Novak scored early in the second period, and Spencer Foo got the tying goal with 45.3 seconds left in the third period.
The Dutchmen were encouraged by the tie. After being outshot, 14-3, in the first period, Union had a 41-19 edge over the final 45 minutes.
“That’s the kind of sense of urgency we need,” said the freshman Foo, who leads the team with six goals. “When we’re playing like that, we can beat any team in this league. It’s noticeable, when we play, when we have that sense of urgency.”
The Dutchmen spent three straight weeks at No. 2 before a five-game winless streak
(0-4-1) knocked them down in the poll.
Union will face 20th-ranked Quinnipiac at 7 p.m. Friday at Messa Rink. The Bobcats beat Colgate, 5-0, on Friday, and edged Cornell, 1-0, Saturday.
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