French scores twice to lift Bentley past UNO, 6-4

Bentley forward Derek Bacon opens the scoring in the Falcons' 6-4 win Friday against Nebraska-Omaha. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Bentley forward Derek Bacon opens the scoring in the Falcons’ 6-4 win Friday against Nebraska-Omaha. (Photo: Matthew Semisch)

Nebraska-Omaha had been 8-0-1 in its last nine season-openers, but Bentley freshman forward Max French scored two goals and Falcon goaltender Branden Komm stopped 34 shots in a 6-4 win over UNO at CenturyLink Center.

Game stories:

Photos:
UNO 4-6 Bentley (All photos by Matthew Semisch)

Videos:
Bentley head coach Ryan Soderquist:

Bentley forward Max French:

Other thoughts and notes:

  • UNO gave up only four shorthanded goals all of last season, but the Mavericks are already halfway towards equaling that number this time around. Bentley scored twice Friday night while on the short end of 5-on-4 play.
  • Although the Mavericks shipped six goals against Bentley, the good news for UNO out of that game is that the offense showed up once again. The Mavericks’ attacking corps looked good Monday in a 6-1 exhibition win over NAIT, and four different UNO players found the net Friday night.
  • The most surprising omission from Friday’s “three stars” list was Bentley goaltender Branden Komm. His 34-save performance looks all the more important when you consider that UNO staged a comeback in the third period and scored two quick goals to make it a game again, at least for a little while.
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