Lake Superior State was unable to mount an offensive attack against Nebraska-Omaha Friday night, nor was their defense able to contain the Maverick's high-flying offense.
The Lakers fell behind early giving up a power play goal to UNO's Alex Nikiforuk just minutes into the game. The Lakers then gave up goals to Bill Thomas and Scott Parse (
The Lakers were able to slow down the UNO attack in the second period but they still surrendered two goals. Thomas picked up his second of the game, and Micah Sanford scored his first of the season to give
Head coach Jim Roque pulled Jeff Jakaitis after the second period, after giving up five goals on 23 shots, marking the second time this season that Jakaitis has been pulled early from a game.
Freshman goaltender Vince Wheeler saw action for the third time this season; he faced 14 UNO shots in the third period and gave up goals to former Michigan State forward Nenad Gajic, Brandon Scero (
Saturday night LSSU jumped out to an early lead with Kory Scoran connecting on the power play just three minutes into the first period. UNO's Adam Bartholomay tied the game at 1-1 midway through the first period. The Lakers where able to regain the lead with Trent Campbell scoring his 10th goal of the season.
Hobey Baker hopeful Scott Parse scored his third goal of the weekend in the second period, marking the second time in the game that the Lakers were unable to maintain the lead.
LSSU was out shot by UNO 40-32, including 18-9 in the third period and overtime.