Pregame: UNO v Wisconsin (Mar. 2)

Wisconsin players celebrate Michael Mersch's second-period goal during UW's 4-3 win at UNO on Friday. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Wisconsin players celebrate Michael Mersch’s second-period goal during UW’s 4-3 win at UNO on Friday. (Photo credit: Matthew Semisch)

Welcome to Radio Free Omaha’s pregame coverage of Saturday’s WCHA regular season game between No. 13 Nebraska Omaha and No. 16 Wisconsin. Here, you will find line charts, scouting reports and more information pertaining to the second game of this series.

NO. 13 NEBRASKA OMAHA MAVERICKS (18-13-2, 14-9-2 WCHA) V NO. 16 WISCONSIN BADGERS (15-11-7, 11-7-7 WCHA)
CENTURYLINK CENTER; OMAHA, NEB.
MAR. 2, 2013

NEBRASKA OMAHA LINES:
25 Gwidt – 23 Searfoss – 28 O’Rourke
17 Walters – 14 Zombo – 15 Archibald
19 Lane – 12 Montpetit – 21 White
9 Polk – 13 Raubenheimer – 10 Simonson

8 Megna – 3 Sustr
4 Turgeon – 24 Aneloski
11 Seeler – 7 Young

30 Faulkner
31 Massa
29 Belfour

Scratches: 2 Cooper; 16 Krause; 18 Adams; 22 Schmit; 27 Pearce

Scouting the Mavericks: UNO junior forward and Hobey Baker Award candidate Ryan Walters picked up hsi 20th goal of the season in the Mavericks’ 4-3 loss to Wisconsin on Friday…Sophomore forward Josh Archibald has points in 12 of his last 13 games…Junior defenseman Andrej Sustr hit a new career high for goals in a season on Friday with his eighth of the campaign…Form (last five results in non-exhibition games): L-L-W-OTW-L.

WISCONSIN LINES:
17 Kerdiles – 9 Zengerle – 7 Barnes
16 LaBate – 21 Woods – 25 Mersch
20 Ryan Little – 14 Dahl – 18 Sean Little
26 Navin – 12 Meuer – 8 Paape

28 Schulze – 55 Ramage
19 McCabe – 27 Simonelli
22 Witchow – 24 Faust

33 Rumpel
30 Peterson

Scouting the Badgers: Only one change in Wisconsin’s lineup Saturday following the Badgers’ 4-3 win over UNO on Friday night. Jefferson Dahl and Brendan Woods, the latter of which scored Friday’s game-winning goal, switch lines…The Badgers are now in a three-way tie for fifth place with Denver and Minnesota State, one point behind fourth-place UNO, and two points behind third-place Minnesota…Brought together in Friday’s second period, the line of Joseph LaBate, Woods and Michael Mersch accounted for three of UW’s four goals on the night…Junior forward Mark Zengerle now has points in each of his last five games…Form: L-W-W-L-W.

Referees: Brad Thul (14); Craig Welker (17)
Linesmen: Chad Evers (52); Nathan Stanton (97)

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