The Mavericks shocked No. 6 Washburn 87-83 Saturday at Sapp Fieldhouse, handing the Lady Blues their second loss of the season. The Mavs' upset victory followed a 98-59 beating at the hands of Pittsburg State on Wednesday.
After a stretch that saw the Mavs win only three of ten games, the chances for success at No. 2 North Dakota looked bleak. Since the two teams last played in mid-November, the Mavs and Fighting Sioux had been moving in opposite directions.
UNO Seniors Nkeiruka Domike and Anja Puc each placed first at the Iowa State Open this past weekend at the Lied Recreation Center in Ames, Iowa.
Of all the athletic programs at UNO, wrestling may be the richest in tradition and continued success. Maverick wrestling head coach Mike Denney has been at the helm for 32 years, leading a program that continues to be the envy of many schools across the nation.
Eric Ellington pinned Trent Cox 3:42 into their match, giving St. Cloud State a 19-18 win over no. 1 UNO in a dual Friday at Sapp Fieldhouse.
The Mavericks captured their third straight National Wrestling Coaches Association/Cliff Keen National Duals title on Jan. 9 in Cedar Falls, Iowa, overcoming fierce challenges from hungry rivals along the way.
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