Weekly Maverick sports round-up
January 2nd, 2013
Omaha, NE – The UNO women’s basketball team had their four game winning streak snapped last weekend at the hands of ex-North Central Conference foe South Dakota. In the 62-57 loss to the coyotes, senior guard Carolyn Blair-Mobley had 17 points and eight rebounds.
But the poor performance by senior guard Paige Frauendorfer, who was only 1-13 shooting, eventually doomed UNO. Up next for the 8-3 Mavs is a home game Thursday against Oakland University at 7pm. Then UNO takes on Fort Wayne at the Sapp Fieldhouse Saturday at 2pm.
In Men’s Basketball, UNO is looking to regroup and bounce back from a disappointing start on the year. The Mavs are currently 4-12 on the season with 15 games remaining. UNO finished 2012 strong with a 77-65 win against the University of Missouri Kansas City on New Year’s Eve. The Mavs got a strong start from sophomore guard CJ Carter who chipped in a career high 26 points including four assists and four rebounds on 10 of 12 shooting. Looking ahead UNO has two road stops this weekend, the first is a game Thursday against Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan at 6pm. Then UNO travels to Indiana Saturday to take on Fort Wayne for a scheduled 1pm tip-off.
Turning to Hockey, UNO is fresh off being swept for the first time this season by Quinnipiac University. In the first game in two weeks, UNO started slow going down 2-0 after the opening period. UNO did score 3 goals in the second period but were out done by the Bobcats in the game’s final period, when Quinnipiac’s junior forward Jordan Samuels-Thomas rushed past the UNO defense, to put the game away 5-4. In the series final game Saturday UNO had improved goal-tending as senior John Faulkner was in net. UNO opened scoring in the first with a Ryan Walters goal. But the Bobcats clawed back to win the game (3-1) and the series. In the loss Faulkner had 34 saves, including 29 in the final two periods. UNO is now 11-8-1 on the year and in fifth place in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Up next this weekend is a match-up against WCHA foe Colorado College. Both Friday and Saturday’s games will be played at the CenturyLink Center.
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