OMAHA ATHLETICS REWIND Jan. 16-22, 2017

HOCKEY

The Omaha hockey team picked up a tie and a win at home against Miami last weekend. On Friday, Jake Randolph scored a power play goal late in the third period to forge a 3-3 tie with the RedHawks. Steven Spinner and Teemu Pulkkinen also scored, and Evan Weninger made 32 saves. Miami earned an extra standings point by scoring in the 3-on-3 overtime.

On Saturday night, Weninger stopped all 30 shots and Spinner scored a shorthanded goal and had an assist as the Mavericks beat the RedHawks, 2-0. Fredrik Olofsson scored a power play goal in the game. Weninger earned his second shutout of the year, and the Mavericks finished 3-0-1 against Miami this season.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

The Omaha men's basketball team went 1-1 last week. On Wednesday, the Mavericks extended their win streak to four games, securing a 97-88 victory over Denver. Marcus Tyus finished with a game-high 30 points with four 3-pointers, five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Tra-Deon Hollins added 24 points, five boards, four assists and two steals. His second steal cemented his place as Omaha's all-time career steals leader.

On Saturday at Oral Roberts, the Mavericks shot over 50 percent but saw their win streak halted in a 103-86 loss. Hollins flirted with triple-double territory, posting a career-high 33 points, a season-high-tying eight rebounds, nine assists and three steals.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

The Omaha women’s basketball team went 2-0 in league play last week. UNO opened with an 80-60 victory at North Dakota State Wednesday, led by 21 points from Michaela Dapprich. Mikaela Shaw added 13 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Courtney Vaccher finished with 13 points and four boards, and Marissa Preston added another 11 points and four assists.

The Mavericks returned to action Saturday for an 82-73 win at Denver, led by 26 points from Shaw. Remy Davenport finished with 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting while going 4-of-5 from the beyond the arc and adding nine rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals. Dapprich added another 18 points with four 3-pointers.

MEN'S TENNIS

The Omaha men’s tennis team picked up a thrilling 4-3 victory over in-state foe Nebraska on Saturday. The Mavericks swept the doubles point, highlighted by a 6-1 win at No. 1 from Colin Buckley and Razvan Grigorescu. In singles play, UNO picked up split set wins from Grigorescu, Buckley, and Louis-Jonas Heizlsperger to clinch the match.

WOMEN'S TENNIS

The Omaha women's tennis team split two matches in its opening weekend, starting with a 5-2 win at Green Bay on Friday. Michelle Lo and Kylie Boyer claimed a 6-1 win No. 1 doubles win, and Rylee Tucker and Emily Behling tallied their first collegiate victory at the No. 2 slot, 6-2. UNO won four of its six singles matches: Lo at No. 1 (6-0, 6-1), Janelle Wilson at No. 2 (6-4, 6-2), Boyer at No. 4 (6-1, 6-3) and Kenzie Hill at No. 6 (6-2, 6-4).

On Sunday, Omaha fell 6-1 at Northern Iowa. Lo secured the Mavericks' only singles win at the No. 1 position (4-6, 6-1, 6-4).

TRACK & FIELD

The Omaha track & field team picked up a host of personal bests at the Jim Emmerich/Alumni Invitational at South Dakota State on Saturday. Sasha Quattlebaum tied for sixth in the long jump with leap of 16-09 ¼, a personal best by more than a foot from her previous jump. Renata Valquier-Chavez ran UNO’s top time in the mile this season with a personal best time of 5:15.13, leading a group of eight Mavericks in the event. In the 3,000 meters, Willa Koenig had UNO’s best time, running 10:30.27 in her first appearance in the event.

SWIMMING & DIVING

The Omaha swimming & diving team won the two-day Grinnell Invitational last weekend, finishing with 1,692 points. Isabelle Robuck swept the fly races, winning the 100 event (59.84) and the 200 event (2:11.99), as well as the 100 back (59.97). Sam Starke also won two events -- the 200 breast (2:31.08) and 400 IM (4:39.46). Morgan Stepp added a win in the 200 free (1:56.15), and Kate Fay finished first in the 1650 free (18:12.58).

Tiril Jensen had another victory in the 100 IM (1:00.91) and joined Kylene Abraham, Kirsten Kracke and Brook Landt as the winning 200 free relay team with a time of 1:40.36. Cassandra Jahn tallied first in the 500 free (5:15.71) and teamed up with Olivia McLain, Hilary Schieffer and Jamie Dhabalt to best the field in the 400 medley relay (4:05.48).

Omaha also swept the diving events, as Annika Clinton took first in the 1-meter dive (430.25) and Andrea Brosnahan claimed the 3-meter dive (456.20).

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Jan. 25

WBB at Fort Wayne | 4pm CT | Fort Wayne, Ind.

Friday, Jan. 27

WTEN vs. Air Force | 9am | Miracle Hill Tennis Center

T&F at Jack Johnson Invitational at Minnesota | 2pm | Minneapolis, Minn.

WTEN vs. Doane | 3pm | Miracle Hill Tennis Center

HKY at Denver | 8:35pm CT | Denver, Colo.

Saturday, Jan. 28

MTEN vs. Northern Illinois | Noon | Miracle Hill Tennis Center

T&F at Jack Johnson Invitational at Minnesota | Noon | Minneapolis, Minn.

S&D at South Dakota | 1pm | Vermillion, S.D.

WBB vs. South Dakota State | 2pm | Baxter Arena

MBB vs. South Dakota State | 7pm | Baxter Arena

HKY at Denver | 8:05pm CT | Denver, Colo.

Sunday, Jan. 29

MTEN vs. North Dakota | 10am | Miracle Hill Tennis Center

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