Late Woods winner helps Wisconsin outlast UNO, 4-3

Wisconsin defenseman Joe Faust (24) tries to navigate through a scrum during Friday’s second period. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

OMAHA, Neb.- A very late goal from Wisconsin forward Brendan Woods lifted the No. 16 Badgers past No. 13 Nebraska Omaha 4-3 on Friday at CenturyLink Center.

More post-game coverage from Matthew Semisch:

NO. 13 NEBRASKA OMAHA 3-4 NO. 16 WISCONSIN
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
MAR. 1, 2013

SCORING:
First Period:
3:08: UNO 0-1 UW – Mark Zengerle 7 from Nic Kerdiles 12 (EV)
7:45: UNO 1-1 UW – Ryan Walters 20 from Dominic Zombo 18 (EV)

Second Period:
9:02: UNO 1-2 UW – Michael Mersch 18 from Kevin Schulze 3 (EV)

Third Period:
5:25: UNO 2-2 UW – Bryce Aneloski 5 from Brock Montpetit 13 and Josh Archibald 15 (PP)
5:47: UNO 2-3 UW – Joseph LaBate 6 from Michael Mersch 10 (EV)
11:07: UNO 3-3 UW – Andrej Sustr 8 from Dominic Zombo 19 and Ryan Walters 27 (PP)
18:18: UNO 3-4 UW – Brendan Woods 5 from Ryan Little 5 and Frankie Simonelli 5 (EV)

SHOTS:
UNO 27-28 UW

POWER PLAY:
UNO 2-for-4; UW 0-for-2

GOALTENDER STATISTICS:
UNO: Ryan Massa (59:02), L, 24 saves
UW: Joel Rumpel (59:26), W, 24 saves

RFO THREE STARS:
1.) Michael Mersch (UW)
2.) Brendan Woods (UW)
3.) Ryan Walters (UNO)

UPDATED RECORDS:
UNO: 18-13-2 (14-9-2 WCHA)
UW: 15-11-7 (11-7-7 WCHA)

POST-GAME INTERVIEWS:
Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves:

Wisconsin forward Mark Zengerle:

Wisconsin forward Brendan Woods:

Wisconsin forward Michael Mersch:

AROUND THE WCHA:
Minnesota Duluth 4-2 Alabama Huntsville
Minnesota 0-2 Denver
North Dakota 4-2 Bemidji State
St. Cloud State 5-3 Michigan Tech
Colorado College 4-1 Minnesota State
Alaska 2-1 Alaska Anchorage (OT)

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