UNO salvages series split, rolls past Minnesota State 5-1

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Nebraska Omaha players celebrate Johnnie Searfoss’s opening goal during a 5-1 win over Minnesota State on Saturday. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Two first-period goals coming 26 seconds apart from Nebraska Omaha’s Johnnie Searfoss and Dominic Zombo created the defining moment in UNO’s 5-1 win over WCHA rival Minnesota State on Saturday at CenturyLink Center.

NO. 13 NEBRASKA OMAHA 5-1 NO. 20 MINNESOTA STATE
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
DEC. 15, 2012

More post-game coverage from Matthew Semisch:

SCORING:
First Period:
16:09 – UNO 1-0 MSU – Johnnie Searfoss 5 from Bryce Aneloski 11 and Nick Seeler 5 (EV)
16:34 – UNO 2-0 MSU – Dominic Zombo 7 from Tony Turgeon 1 (EV)

Second Period:
6:02 – UNO 3-0 MSU – Ryan Walters 10 from Josh Archibald 10 (EV)

Third Period:
7:24 – UNO 3-1 MSU – Matt Leitner 5 from Johnny McInnis 6 and Brett Stern 5 (EV)
17:13 – UNO 4-1 MSU – Matt White 9 from Andrej Sustr 9 (EV) (ENG)
17:37 – UNO 5-1 MSU – Charlie Adams 1, unassisted (EV)

SHOTS:
UNO 33-28 MSU

POWER PLAY:
UNO 0-for-2; MSU 0-for-4

GOALTENDER STATISTICS:
UNO: Anthony Stolarz (59:58), W, 27 saves
MSU: Stephon Williams (57:29), L, 28 saves

UPDATED RECORDS:
UNO: 11-6-1, (7-4-1 WCHA)
MSU: 10-6-2 (8-6-0 WCHA)

RFO THREE STARS:
1.) Dominic Zombo (UNO)
2.) Ryan Walters (UNO)
3.) Anthony Stolarz (UNO)

GAME NOTES:
Minnesota State’s 5-1 loss to Nebraska Omaha on Saturday snapped MSU’s seven-game winning streak. The purple Mavericks had upended UNO – the WCHA’s red Mavericks – the night before by a 6-3 margin…Freshman goaltender Anthony Stolarz picked up his second win as a UNO player on Saturday and nearly picked up the second shutout of his collegiate career. Things were looking good on that front until MSU forward Matt Leitner broke up Stolarz’s shutout bid 7:24 into the game’s third period…Charlie Adams picked up his first goal in an UNO uniform late in Saturday’s game. It was a highlight-reel effort, as well, with the freshman forward chipping over diving MSU goaltender Stephon Williams and into the unguarded net…UNO junior center Brock Montpetit left Saturday’s game in the second period with what UNO head coach Dean Blais said was a lower-leg injury. No prognosis was given. Red Maverick senior co-captain Brent Gwidt also limped off the ice at one point after taking a hit from an MSU player, but Blais said that Gwidt is fine…Saturday’s announced attendance was 6,041.

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS:
Nebraska Omaha head coach Dean Blais:

Minnesota State head coach Mike Hastings:

OTHER WCHA SCORES:
Michigan Tech 1-4 North Dakota
St. Cloud State 3-1 Colorado College
Bemidji State 5-1 Denver
Alaska Anchorage 1-2 Minnesota Duluth

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