OMAHA ATHLETICS REWIND APRIL 10-16, 2017

BASEBALL

The Omaha baseball team was swept in a three-game series with league leader Oral Roberts last weekend. ORU defeated Omaha 12-1 in seven innings in the morning game of Saturday's doubleheader. Payton Kinney threw 4.1 innings of relief, allowing three runs on three hits while striking out a season-high nine batters and issuing no walks. Sam Palensky went 1-for-3 with a run scored, and Ryan Cate was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

In the second game of the twinbill, ORU shut out the Mavericks, 12-0 in seven innings. Cole Thibodeau, Marcus Ethen, Cole Patterson and Nate Mallott each tallied a hit.

In Sunday's finale, Omaha fell 7-3 to ORU. Parker Smejkal was 2-for-3 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI, while Adam Caniglia was 2-for-4. Cal Hehnke threw 4.0 innings of strong relief, allowing one run on two hits with a career-high six strikeouts.

MEN'S GOLF

The Omaha men's golf team finished in 11th place at the Ryman Hospitality Intercollegiate at Lipscomb last week. Ben Maskus led the Mavericks in scoring with a total of 225, good for a tie for 21st in the field of 81 golfers. It was UNO's last tournament before the Summit League Championships at the end of the month.

WOMEN'S GOLF

The Omaha women's golf team finished 11th at the Bobcat Desert Invitational hosted by Montana State in Goodyear, Ariz. Megan Vetrovsky led the Mavericks in scoring for the ninth time in 10 tournaments with a 54-hole score of 225. She was 14th in the field of 77 golfers. The Mavericks are now ready for the Summit League Championships on April 23-25 at ArborLinks in Nebraska City.

TRACK & FIELD

The Omaha track & field team set numerous personal- and season-best marks at two meets in California last week. Among the highlights, Stephanie Ahrens posted the Summit League's best high jump mark of the year with a season-best leap of 5-10 to win the event at the Bryan Clay Invitational. At the same meet, Alyssa Thavenet and Lauren Houston ran the fourth- and fifth-best 800 meter times in the Summit this year. Thavenet's time of 2:11.41 was a personal best, just ahead of Houston at 2:11.82.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

The Omaha women's tennis team faced its first nationally-ranked opponent of the season on Saturday, falling 7-0 to No. 41 Denver. Michelle Lo lost a split-set match at No. 1 singles, winning the first set 6-3 before dropping the final two, 6-4 and 10-3.

VOLLEYBALL

The Omaha volleyball team announced its home tournament, the 2017 Omaha Challenge, on Monday. The tournament features three NCAA Tournament qualifiers in Nebraska, Kansas State and Northern Iowa and is set for Sept. 14-16 at Baxter Arena. Ticket information will be available at a later date.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Tuesday, April 18

BSB at Air Force | 4pm CT | Colorado Springs, Colo.

Wednesday, April 19

BSB at Air Force | 2pm CT | Colorado Springs, Colo.

WTEN vs. South Dakota | 3pm | Miracle Hill Tennis Center

SB at Missouri | 4pm | Columbia, Mo.

Friday, April 21

T&F at John Jacobs Invitational | 2pm | Norman, Okla.

MTEN at Air Force | 3pm CT | Colorado Springs, Colo.

SB at South Dakota State | 4:30pm | Brookings, S.D.

BSB at North Dakota State | 6:30pm | Fargo, N.D.

Saturday, April 22

T&F at John Jacobs Invitational | Noon | Norman, Okla.

SB at South Dakota State (DH) | Noon/2pm | Brookings, S.D.

BSB at North Dakota State | 1pm | Fargo, N.D.

WTEN vs. Creighton | 1pm | Koch Tennis Center

MTEN at Denver | 3pm CT | Denver, Colo.

Sunday, April 23

WGOLF at Summit League Championships | 9am | Nebraska City, Neb.

BSB at North Dakota State | 1pm | Fargo, N.D.

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