The UNO women's cross country team wrapped up their season in style, finishing with a victory at the Yellow Jacket Classic Oct. 22 and adding another win at the Sioux Falls Invite last Saturday. Junior Amanda Vorthmann was the overall winner at both events, finishing the Yellow Jacket Classic with a time of 18:36 and the Sioux Falls Invite in 18:16.
UNO scored nine goals in a WCHA series against #2 Colorado College, but could only manage a weekend split with the Tigers. The Mavs won a back-and-forth, 7-5 game Friday, then got behind by two goals and lost 5-2 on Saturday.
Ryan Walters got his first two goals of the season, scoring the game winner on Friday and putting the game in a temporary 2-2 tie on Saturday. Assistant Captain Matt White had two goals and two assists in the series, and Captain Terry Broadhurst added three points of his own.
What's that popular saying about everyone loving a comeback? In UNO's four road games, the Mavs have fallen behind every time.
Four times they have fallen behind 3-0, and three of those times they have failed to mount a comeback. But winning, as John Madden said, is a great deodorant.
The UNO women's soccer team needed a win in their final match of the season at Northern Colorado to even their record up at 6-6-2. A goal by the Bears in the 84th minute sealed a 1-0 defeat and denied the Mavs a shot at .500.
UNO volleyball lost in straight sets at future summit league opponent North Dakota St. and ended their season with a 5-23 record. The Bison handled the Mavs 25-11, 25-18, 25-19 and took sole possession of first place in the conference.
Planning out a road trip to the historically rowdy Kohl Center in Madison, Wisc. is never an easy proposition for any team. Skating a roster that includes 20 underclassmen into that environment makes the challenge that much more daunting.
Whatever Head Coach Dean Blais and the UNO coaching staff had in mind for a game plan, chances are it didn't include spotting the Badgers a 3-0 lead. Friday the Mavs came from three down to stun Wisconsin 5-4, then lost 6-3 after another three-goal deficit on Saturday.
At six foot eight inches, Andrej Sustr is an attractive candidate to play defense for almost any college team. His size makes him difficult to get around, and his reach makes up for the times when a guy can get around him.
After the Mavs failed to score against Alaska-Anchorage in last Friday's 3-0 loss at the Brice Alaska Goal Rush, the Seawolves came to Omaha for a WCHA conference matchup and were swept by UNO 4-1 and 3-1. With the two wins, the Mavs snapped a rare three-game losing streak and picked up their first conference points of the season.