OMAHA ATHLETICS REWIND Jan. 23-29, 2017

HOCKEY

The Omaha hockey team dropped a pair of games at Denver last weekend. On Friday, the Mavericks fell to the Pioneers, 5-3. UNO built a 2-0 lead in the first period, but DU pulled away with a four-goal second period. Austin Ortega and Mason Morelli each had a goal and an assist.

On Saturday, the Mavericks were shut out for the first time this season, losing 5-0. The Pioneers got three in the first period and two more in the second to win their eighth straight against the Mavericks. Evan Weninger finished with 38 saves.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

The Omaha men's basketball team had just one game last week, falling 88-84 to South Dakota State on Saturday. Marcus Tyus registered a team-high 20 points for his fifth performance of 20+ points in league play this year. Tre'Shawn Thurman was close behind with 19 points, which helped him become the 38th player in program history to surpass the 1,000 career points milestone. Mitch Hahn added another 18 points, and Tra-Deon Hollins rounded it out with 14 points, a team-leading six rebounds and six assists, two steals and a block.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

The Omaha women’s basketball team went 1-1 last week. On Wednesday, the Mavericks rallied from a 13-point deficit to tie it in the second half but came up short at Fort Wayne, 65-62. Mikaela Shaw led UNO with a game-high 23 points, six rebounds and five assists. Michaela Dapprich had 10 points, while Courtney Vaccher added a career-best 12 rebounds and three blocked shots.

On Saturday, Omaha upended South Dakota State 83-82 for the Mavericks' first win over the Jackrabbits in the Division I era. Marissa Preston hit the game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer and finished with 15 points and five assists. Dapprich had a team-best 17 points, and Remy Davenport added 13 points. Ellie Brecht scored 11 points, while Shaw finished with 10 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks.

SWIMMING & DIVING

The Omaha swimming & diving team closed the regular season last Saturday, defeating South Dakota 158.5-141.5 on the road. Four Mavericks combined to win seven individual races: Morgan Stepp in the 200 fly (2:22.23), 200 breast (2:41.78) and 400 IM (5:02.20), Kylie Vermeire in the 800 free (9:18.81) and 400 free (4:32.27), Cassie Jahn in the 100 free (1:00.40) and Olivia McLain in the 100 fly (1:05.33).

MEN'S TENNIS

Omaha men’s tennis finished last week with a 1-1 mark. On Saturday, the Mavericks fell to Northern Illinois, 6-1. Razvan Grigorescu picked up the lone team point for UNO, winning at No. 1 singles, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2. Matt Dunn, Nathan Reekie and Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger each lost split set matches.

On Sunday, the Mavericks cruised by North Dakota at the Miracle Hill Tennis Center, 6-1. Dunn and Reekie teamed up for a 6-0 doubles win at No. 2, while Heizlsperger and Alex Woodward clinched the doubles point with a 6-3 win at No. 3. Woodward, Colin Buckley and John Ellis each won straight-set matches to secure the victory.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

The Omaha women's tennis team split two matches in its home opener last Friday, falling 5-2 to Air Force before recording a 7-0 win over Doane. Against the Falcons, Michelle Lo picked up a 6-3, 6-1 win at No. 1 singles, and Emily Behling won at the No. 4 spot, 6-4, 4-6, 11-9.

Against Doane, Omaha took two doubles matches to claim the doubles point: Janelle Wilson/Behling at No. 1 (6-2) and Hannah Hills/Rachel Skolaski at No. 3 (6-0). In singles, the Mavericks swept all six matches: Lo at No. 1 (6-0, 6-1), Rylee Tucker at No. 2 (6-1, 6-1), Behling at No. 3 (6-1, 6-0), Kenzie Hill at No. 4 (6-1, 6-0), Hills at No. 5 (6-0, 6-1) and Clare Crockett at No. 6 (6-1, 6-2).

TRACK & FIELD

Freshmen Renata Valquier-Chavez and Willa Koenig ran two of the top seven 3,000 meter times in school history for the Omaha track & field team at the Jack Johnson Classic at Minnesota. Valquier-Chavez ran a time of 10:19.52 to finish ninth in the field of 29 runners. It was the fifth-best time in school history. Koenig was right behind at 10:20.30, putting her seventh all-time at UNO. In the 400 meters, Alyssa Thavenet and Lauren Houston both ran a time of 59.68 with Thavenet edging Houston at the line. For Thavenet, the time was a personal best. In the long jump, Sasha Quattlebaum put up her third personal best of the season with a leap of 16-09 ¾, good for 12th place.

Men's tennis photos by Shad Beam; women's basketball photos by Mark Kuhlmann; women's tennis photos by Ryan Henriksen

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Feb. 1

MBB vs. South Dakota | 7pm | Baxter Arena

Thursday, Feb. 2

WBB at IUPUI | 6pm CT | Indianapolis, Ind.

Friday, Feb. 3

MTEN at Iowa | 11am | Iowa City, Iowa

HKY at Minnesota Duluth | 7:07pm | Duluth, Minn.

Saturday, Feb. 4

T&F at Dakota Realty Alumni Meet at South Dakota | Noon | Vermillion, S.D.

WBB at Western Illinois | 4:30pm | Macomb, Ill.

MBB at Western Illinois | 7pm | Macomb, Ill.

HKY at Minnesota Duluth | 7:07pm | Duluth, Minn.

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