|1st||0:44||MNS||1-0||EV||Zach Palmquist (1)||Bryce Gervais/1, Matt Leitner/1|
|1st||12:04||UNO||1-1||EV||Luc Snuggerud (1)||Tanner Lane/1, Jake Randolph/1|
|1st||16:00||UNO||2-1||PP||Jake Guentzel (1)||Austin Ortega/1|
|2nd||4:01||UNO||3-1||PP||Austin Ortega (1)||Luc Snuggerud/1, Jake Guentzel/1|
|2nd||15:13||MNS||2-3||PP||Casey Nelson (1)||-|
|3rd||5:31||MNS||3-3||EV||Brad McClure (1)||Dylan Margonari/1, Michael Huntebrinker/1|
|3rd||6:33||UNO||4-3||PP GW||Austin Ortega (2)||Brian Cooper/1, Jake Guentzel/2|
|3rd||19:39||UNO||5-3||EV EN||Dominic Zombo (1)||Jake Guentzel/3|
|Shots on Goal||1st||2nd||3rd||SOG|
|Team Stats and Records||PP||PIM||SHGF|
|Minnesota State (0-1-0)||1/5||7/14||0|
|Minnesota State Goaltending||MIN||GA||1||2||3||Saves|
|Cole Huggins (L, 0-1-0)||59:26||4||8||7||2||17|
|Ryan Massa (W, 1-0-0)||59:59||3||10||8||4||22|
Omaha, Neb. --- 11th-rated Minnesota State opened the 2014-15 campaign with a bang, scoring the first of the game quickly following the opening face-off, but the Mavericks could sustain that pace in falling 5-3 to Nebraska Omaha in nonconference action Friday in Omaha.
Senior defenseman Zach Palmquist finished off a flurry of shots when he snapped one past UNO netminder Ryan Massa on the stickside just 44 seconds into the game, but UNO responded at 12:04 when defenseman Luc Snuggerud tallied from in front and when Jake Guentzel scored on the power play at the 16-minute mark, the home team took a 2-1 lead into the locker room after the opening period of play.
The Mavericks cut the deficit to 3-2 when sophomore defenseman Casey Nelson fired a shot from outside the top of the right face-off circle that bounced off of Massa and a UNO defenseman into the net with Minnesota State on the power play at 15:13 of the second period.
Minnesota State freshman forward Brad McClure got his first goal as a collegian when he finished off a nice pass from Dylan Margonari off of an odd-man rush at 5:13 of the third period to tie the game. UNO retook the lead a short time later on an Ortega power play marker at 6:33 and then sealed the win with an empty-net tally from Dominic Zombo at 19:39.
Minnesota State, which stands 0-1-0 overall with tonight's loss, went one-for-five in power play chances. The Mavericks outshot UNO in the game by a 25-22 margin and UNO converted on three-of-seven man-advantage opportunities.
The two teams return to the ice Saturday with a 7:07 p.m. face-off scheduled at CenturyLink Center Omaha.