Scott Parse won the Friday night matchup against Bowling Green with :54 left in regulation to give the Mavs a 2-1 victory. Tonight's matchup against the Bee Gees wasn't anywhere nearly as close as UNO scored early and often in a 7-0 romp. Jerad Kaufman was solid in net to get the shutout, and Parse scored twice. Brian Marshall had a sweet assist in the 2nd period when he stopped, fed the puck to Parse who shot, with Dan Charleston burying the rebound.
So where does that leave the Mavs? 7th place, 1 point out behind 5th place Ohio State and Lake Superior State, and 4 points behind the 4th place Weasels. The schedule is giving UNO an opening, with a road trip to 11th place Ferris State followed by a home series against 10th place Northern Michigan.
Can UNO put together another run like last year? Perhaps. They may have dug a bigger hole than they did last year, but the schedule is much more favorable. But they'll need to play more like they did this evening, and less like they did last night.