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Nebraska-Omaha Uses Third Period Comeback to Knock Off Michigan

The Mavericks scored twice in the third period to knock off Michigan.

Matthew Semisch/Radio Free Omaha

Nebraska-Omaha picked up an important non-conference win at home on Friday night, when they knocked off #2 Michigan by a score of 3-2.

Defenseman Michael Young got the scoring started for Nebraska-Omaha in the second period, but Michigan would answer back with power play goals from Luke Moffatt and JT Compher to take a 2-1 lead into the second intermission.

But a big third period by the Mavericks would prove decisive. Aaron Pearce early in the third period. Less than three minutes later, UNO junior Josh Archibald sped down the left wing, jetting past a Michigan defender and going in all alone on Michigan goalie Zach Nagelvoort. Archibald deked around Nagelvoort to give Nebraska-Omaha the lead, and the Mavericks' defense, led by goalie Ryan Massa's 26 saves, would make that lead stand up for the win.

Nebraska-Omaha is now 6-5-0 on the season, while Michigan drops to 6-2-1. The two teams will square off again tomorrow evening at 7:07 CST in Omaha.