The Omaha hockey team split its series with No. 8 Western Michigan last weekend, losing 7-6 on Friday before rebounding for a 6-3 win on Saturday. On Friday, the Mavericks overcame a three-goal deficit to take a 6-5 lead in the third before allowing two late goals in a 7-6 loss. David Pope had two goals while Luc Snuggerud had a goal and two assists.

On Saturday, Riley Alferd and Fredrik Olofsson each had two goals to lead the Mavericks to a 6-3 win. For Alferd, a sophomore, they were his first two collegiate goals. Alex Blankenburg, making his first start in goal this season, made 33 saves to pick up his first win of the year.


The Omaha men's basketball team dropped a pair of games last week, falling 89-78 to IUPUI on Wednesday and 108-101 in overtime at Fort Wayne on Saturday. Marcus Tyus led the way against the Jaguars with 20 points, while Tra-Deon Hollins added 11 points, seven rebounds, eight assists and three steals.

At Fort Wayne, Tre'Shawn Thurman led five double-figure scorers for the Mavericks, tallying his team-leading sixth double-double of the season on 24 points and 14 rebounds. Tyus (19), Mitch Hahn (17), Hollins (15) and Jackson (10) also scored in double digits.


The Omaha women’s basketball team picked up a 64-49 victory vs. Oral Roberts on Saturday. Mikaela Shaw had a game-high 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting from the floor with eight rebounds, while Michaela Dapprich added 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four steals, three assists and three rebounds. Courtney Vaccher had 14 points, seven boards and two blocked shots.


The Omaha softball team made its season debut at the Ramada-UNI Dome Classic Friday, defeating Montana 7-4. Laura Roecker (1-0) picked up the win, while Abbie Clanton earned her first save of the season. Emily Klosterman finished 2-for-3 at the plate with a double, two runs scored and a RBI. Hailey Bartz joined her with a multi-hit effort, going 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

UNO began Saturday vs. Drake, falling 5-4. Vicky Kinney led the Mavericks offensively, finishing 3-for-3 with a pair of homeruns and three RBI. Clanton (0-1) took the loss, surrendering five runs on one hit and four walks over 1.1 innings. Roecker pitched the final 4.2 innings allowing no runs on three hits and three walks with a strikeout.

The Mavericks played Wisconsin in Saturday’s second game, falling 8-0 in six innings. Lia Mancuso and Nicole Warren led UNO at the plate, finishing with one hit each. Clanton took the loss, allowing eight runs on nine hits and three walks while fanning two in 5.0 innings of work.

Omaha lost a 17-5 decision to Toledo on Sunday. Mancuso went 3-for-4 at the plate with three stolen bases and two runs scored, while Klosterman went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI. Warren finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored. Roecker took the loss after allowing eight runs on 10 hits and two walks in 2.0 innings of work.

In the final game of the tournament, UNO fell 4-0 to Northern Iowa. Mancuso again led Omaha at the plate with a 2-for-3 effort with a double. Roecker (0-2) took the loss, throwing 6.0 innings and allowing four runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts.


The Omaha men’s tennis team dropped two matches last week, falling 5-2 to Creighton on Friday. Razvan Grigorescu won in straight sets at No. 1, 6-1, 6-2, while Nathan Reekie gave the Mavericks their second point of the night at No. 4 with a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 win.

On Sunday, the Mavericks lost a 6-1 decision to Drake. Reekie won a split set match at No. 3 singles, 0-6, 6-4, 1-0 (4). Colin Buckley dropped a split set decision at No. 2 singles, 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (9).


The Omaha women's tennis team surrendered a pair of road matches last week, opening Friday with a 4-0 loss at Iowa State.

On Saturday, the Mavericks dropped a 6-1 decision at Drake. Kenzie Hill picked up Omaha's lone singles victory from the No. 5 position by a score of 7-5, 6-1.


The Omaha track & field team finished with a host of personal bests at the SDSU Indoor Classic at South Dakota State last weekend. Alyssa Thavenet led the way with the fourth-fastest 800 meter time in school history at 2:11.06 to win the event. She also ran on UNO's 4 x 400 meter relay which finished at 3:58.55, the fastest time run by the Mavericks in two years. Willa Koenig also ran the ninth-fastest 5,000 meter time in UNO history, clocking in at 18:27.14.

Softball photos by Mike Dunlop; hockey photos by Mark Kuhlmann; men's basketball photos by Ryan Henriksen.


Wednesday, Feb. 15

S&D at Summit League Championships | 3pm CT | Indianapolis, Ind.

WBB vs. Fort Wayne | 7pm | Baxter Arena

Thursday, Feb. 16

S&D at Summit League Championships | 9am CT | Indianapolis, Ind.

MBB vs. Oral Roberts | 7pm | Baxter Arena

Friday, Feb. 17

S&D at Summit League Championships | 9am CT | Indianapolis, Ind.

WTEN at IUPUI | 11am CT | Indianapolis, Ind.

T&F at Nebraska Tune Up | 2pm | Lincoln, Neb.

T&F at USD Twilight | 2pm | Vermillion, S.D.

MTEN vs. Midland | 3pm | Miracle Hill Tennis Center

SB vs. UC Santa Barbara (Nike Invitational) | 4:30pm | Stanford, Calif.

WTEN at Butler | 4:30pm CT | Indianapolis, Ind.

MTEN vs. Doane | 6pm | Miracle Hill Tennis Center

BSB at UNLV (UNLV Classic) | 8:05pm CT | Las Vegas, Nev.

SB at Stanford (Nike Invitational) | 9pm CT | Stanford, Calif.

Saturday, Feb. 18

S&D at Summit League Championships | 9am CT | Indianapolis, Ind.

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

BSB vs. UC Davis (UNLV Classic) | 4:05pm CT | Las Vegas, Nev.

SB vs. UC Santa Barbara (Nike Invitational) | 4:30pm CT | Stanford, Calif.

SB at Stanford (Nike Invitational) | 6:45pm CT | Stanford, Calif.

Sunday, Feb. 19

SB vs. Pacific (Nike Invitational) | Noon CT | Stanford, Calif.

BSB vs. Saint Mary's (UNLV Classic) | 1:05pm CT | Las Vegas, Nev.

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