UNO outlasts a valiant UAH effort to win fifth in a row

Nebraska Omaha forward Ryan Walters scores the Mavericks’ opening goal on Friday for his fourth tally of the season. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Nothing came easy for No. 15 Nebraska Omaha in its 3-2 win over Alabama Huntsville on Friday night, with the Chargers putting up the best effort UNO has seen from any visiting club in some time.

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More on this game from Matthew Semisch:

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NEBRASKA OMAHA 3-2 ALABAMA HUNTSVILLE
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB..
NOV. 23, 2012

SCORING:
First Period:
1:49 – UNO 1-0 UAH – Ryan Walters 4 from Dominic Zombo 9 and Michael Young 5 (PP)
6:31 – UNO 1-1 UAH – Graeme Strukoff 2 from Anderson White 1 (EV)

Second Period:
13:23 – UNO 2-1 UAH – Dominic Zombo 3 from Ryan Walters 9 and Bryce Aneloski 6 (EV)
15:29 – UNO 3-1 UAH – Bryce Aneloski 2, unassisted (EV)

Third Period:
1:24 – UNO 3-2 UAH – Frank Misuraca 1 from Alex Annan 4 and Justin Cseter 2 (PP)

SHOTS:
UNO 33-18 UAH

POWER PLAY:
UNO 1-for-5; UMD 1-for-7

GOALTENDER STATISTICS:
UNO: John Faulkner, W, 16 saves on 18 shots
UMD: John Griggs, L, 30 saves on 33 shots

UPDATED RECORDS:
UNO: 7-3-1 (4-1-1 WCHA)
MTU: 1-11-1, Division I Independent

RFO THREE STARS:
1.) Bryce Aneloski (UNO)
2.) Dominic Zombo (UNO)
3.) Justin Cseter (UAH)

GAME NOTES:
UNO senior goaltender John Faulkner is now riding a five-game winning streak, having picked up the victory in each of the Mavericks’ last five games…Having scored Friday’s opening goal, junior forward Ryan Walters is now on a four-game goal-scoring streak, and junior defenseman Michael Young is on a four-game point-scoring streak…Friday’s announced attendance at CenturyLink Center was 5,134.

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS:
Alabama Huntsville head coach Kurt Kleinendorst:

Nebraska Omaha head coach Dean Blais:


OTHER WCHA SCORES:

Vermont 1-5 Minnesota
Notre Dame 1-2 North Dakota
Wisconsin 2-4 Minnesota State
Bemidji State 2-2 Alaska Anchorage
Minnesota Duluth 2-1 St. Cloud State
Colorado College 4-4 New Hampshire
Denver 1-2 Yale (OT)

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