UNO lets Michigan Tech hang around but ekes out 4-3 win

Nebraska Omaha players celebrate Andrej Sustr's second-period goal in Friday's 4-3 win over Michigan Tech. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska Omaha players celebrate Andrej Sustr’s second-period goal in Friday’s 4-3 win over Michigan Tech. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

OMAHA, Neb. – Nebraska Omaha had three different two-goal leads against visiting Michigan Tech on Friday, but UNO let the Huskies stick around in an eventual 4-3 win for the Mavericks at CenturyLink Center.

More post-game coverage from Matthew Semisch:

NO. 14 NEBRASKA OMAHA 4-3 MICHIGAN TECH
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
FEB. 1, 2013

SCORING:
First Period:
4:32 – UNO 1-0 MTU – Johnnie Searfoss 8 from Dominic Zombo 17 (EV)
13:43 – UNO 2-0 MTU – Ryan Walters 16 from Brian O’Rourke 3 (EV)
19:45 – UNO 2-1 MTU – David Johnstone 7 from Jujhar Khaira 14 and Alex Petan 14 (EV)

Second Period:
1:56 – UNO 3-1 MTU – Andrej Sustr 7 from Alex Simonson 1 and Joe Krause 1 (EV)

Third Period:
1:52 – UNO 3-2 MTU – Alex Petan 8 from David Johnstone 12 (EV)
12:19 – UNO 4-2 MTU – Dominic Zombo 9 from Andrej Sustr 13 and Tanner Lane 5 (PP)
15:59 – UNO 4-3 MTU – Tanner Kero 5 from Brad Stebner 7 (PP)

SHOTS:
UNO 28-29 MTU

POWER PLAY:
UNO 1-for-4; MTU 1-for-3

GOALTENDER STATISTICS:
UNO: John Faulkner (59:56), W, 26 saves
MTU: Phoenix Copley (59:14), L, 24 saves

UPDATED RECORDS:
UNO: 16-9-2, (12-5-2 WCHA)
MTU: 7-13-4 (4-11-4 WCHA)

RFO THREE STARS:
1.) Dominic Zombo (UNO)
2.) Andrej Sustr (UNO)
3.) David Johnstone (MTU)

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS:
Michigan Tech head coach Mel Pearson:

GAME NOTES:
UNO moved into sole possession of second place in the WCHA with Friday’s win, although third-place Minnesota will have two games in hand on the Mavericks after this weekend…Assists from Alex Simonson and Joe Krause on Andrej Sustr‘s second period goal were the first assists of Simonson’s and Krause’s collegiate careers…Including his goal on Friday, UNO forward and Hobey Baker Award hopeful Ryan Walters has now scored points in each of his last 11 games and has points in 19 of his last 20 outings…Friday’s announced attendance at CenturyLink Center was 8,023.

OTHER WCHA SCORES:
Minnesota Duluth 0-3 Denver
Bemidji State 0-4 St. Cloud State
North Dakota 1-1 Wisconsin
Alaska Anchorage 2-2 Colorado Colorado College

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