OMAHA, NEB. — Sixth-ranked Providence lost its second straight game to start the 2001-2002 season. The
Friars fell to 12th-ranked Nebraska-Omaha, 4-3 in overtime at the Maverick Stampede in the consolation game on Saturday, October 13.
In the first period, Nebraska-Omaha jumped out to a 2-0 lead. Jeff Hoggan scored his first goal of the season 3:21 into the game on a power play. The goal was a slap shot from the left side of the ice, just above the circle.
Chris Claffey connected for the second Maverick goal at the 9:52 mark on another hard shot from just within the right circle.
In the second period, the Friars held the Mavericks scoreless and were able to tie the score, 2-2. Mike Lucci scored his first goal of the season on a two-on-two, breakaway led off by goalkeeper Nolan Schaefer at the 2:17 mark. Schaefer cleared the puck wide left on the Providence powerplay to sophomore Regan Kelly, who fed it to Lucci.
Devin Rask tied the game at 6:57 on a short-handed goal as he lifted the puck into the upper left hand corner of the net. He scored off a pass from senior line-mate Drew Omiciol. Both teams finished the period with nine shots each, and remained even on shots for the game,
In the third period, the Friars took their first lead of the game at 8:59 on a goal by senior Peter Fregoe. The goal, Fregoe’s first of the season, was lifted into the upper right hand corner of the net.
The Mavericks tied the score, 3-3, with 15:28 on the clock. Fohr tallied the goal in the midst of a scramble in front of the net. The goal proved to be the equalizing factor in forcing the five-minute overtime period . At the end of regulation the Mavericks held the advantage in shots, 34-30.
In the overtime period, the Mavericks took the win with 55.3 seconds remaining in the five-minute session. Greg Zanon was credited with the goal as he was left alone, 15-yards away from the keeper on the right side.
Providence falls to 0-2-1 on the season. They will return home to Schneider Arena to face Sacred Heart on Friday. The Mavericks (1-1-0) will travel to Colgate to face the Raiders in a pair next weekend.