OMAHA ATHLETICS REWIND DEC. 5-11, 2016

HOCKEY

The Mavericks split their final series of three straight on the road, beating No. 17 St. Cloud State, 3-1, on Friday before losing 4-2 on Saturday. In the opener, freshman Teemu Pulkkinen had the game-winning goal and an assist, and Evan Weninger made 40 saves. Fredrik Olofsson and Justin Parizek also scored.

In the rematch on Saturday, St. Cloud State got out to a 2-0 lead and held off the Mavericks, 4-2. Tyler Vesel and Olofsson scored, and Weninger made 32 saves as the Mavericks finished their six-game road trip with a record of 3-1-2. They are now 9-6-3 overall and will have two weeks off before hosting Lake Superior State on Dec. 30-31.

Head coach Dean Blais earned his 400th career victory in Friday's 3-1 win at St. Cloud State. He is now 400-237-61 in more than 17 years as a head coach.
MEN'S BASKETBALL

The Omaha men's basketball team went 1-1 in non-conference play last week, opening with a 91-47 loss at No. 25 Iowa State on Monday. Tra-Deon Hollins scored a team-high 13 points, while Tre'Shawn Thurman, Zach Jackson and Mitch Hahn each pulled down a team-leading seven rebounds.

Omaha then took down Montana State 97-91 on Saturday. The win was propelled by a career-best 37-point scoring tirade by Marcus Tyus, who shot 12-of-17 from the field, including 6-of-8 from long range. Thurman added 25 points on 8-of-9 shooting along with team bests of seven rebounds and four blocks.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

The Omaha women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week, starting with an 82-45 loss at Creighton Wednesday. Mikaela Shaw scored a team-leading 13 points and added eight rebounds. Jay Bridgeman added a career-high 11 points.

On Sunday, Remy Davenport scored a season-high 21 points and Courtney Vaccher added a double-double with 17 points and 11 rebounds as the Mavericks defeated UMKC, 80-57. Shaw had 10 points and eight boards while Abi Lujan chipped in seven points and six boards.

TRACK & FIELD

The Omaha track & field team opened the indoor season at the K-State Winter Invite last weekend. Anna Edet's PR of 51-05 3/4 in the weight throw was the sixth-best mark in the event in school history. Stephanie Ahrens took first in the high jump with a mark of 5-08. In all, the Mavericks had 12 top-eight finishes.

Photos by Mark Kuhlmann

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, Dec. 15

MBB at UMKC | 6:35pm | Kansas City, Mo.

Sunday, Dec. 18

WBB at Florida A&M | 1pm CT | Tallahassee, Fla.

MBB vs. Cal State Fullerton | 3pm | Baxter Arena

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