#SummitMSOC Weekly Notebook: Vol. 7

Omaha's Miguel Gomez helped the Mavericks get off to a 1-0 start in league play thanks to his first goal of the season.
Omaha's Miguel Gomez helped the Mavericks get off to a 1-0 start in league play thanks to his first goal of the season.


SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- After netting just one victory in non-conference play, the Omaha Mavericks hit the reset button with the beginning of Summit League play upon them last week and opened that set of games with a 3-1 victory over Western Illinois. The Mavericks will look to make it two-straight league wins to start the campaign on Saturday against Purdue Fort Wayne.

• Omaha's three goals against the Leathernecks were a season-high.
• Aaron Uribe, Andreas Hermansson and Miguel Gomez all scored their first goals of the season in the win over Western Illinois.
• The Mastodons will look to snap a six-match skid in that tilt vs. Omaha.
• After dropping its league opener to Oral Roberts, the 'Dons went scoreless in three non-conference matches in between.
• The other league match slated for Saturday features Western Illinois and Denver. The Leathernecks will look to manuever its way into a victory against the preseason favorites in Macomb on Saturday.
• The Pioneers picked up a home win in their last outing, posting a 2-1 victory over Pacific. Judd Preston put the Pios on the board with his second goal of the season before Bailey Heller scored the game-winner in the 80th-minute.
• For Heller, the goal was the first of his career as he lifted DU to its second win in the last five matches (2-2-1).
• Oral Roberts extended its winning streak to seven with a 2-0 road win at Eastern Illinois on Saturday pushing the Golden Eagles' league mark to 2-0.
• That streak came to a close a couple of days later, however, as Tulsa upended ORU 3-2 in the battle for the Mayor's Cup.
• Freshman Reed Berry has scored a goal in each of ORU's last two matches to lift his league-leading total to nine in that category (tied for 6th nationally). The rookie midfielder also leads the league in points with 22 and has an eight-point cushion on teammate Dante Brigida, who is in second with 14.
• Senior Tanguy Guerineau was named the Offensive Player of the Week becoming the fourth different Golden Eagle and fifth overall to claim that accolade. Geurineau had a goal and an assist in the win over EIU and leads the league with seven helpers (tied for 4th nationally).
• ORU is scoring 2.55 goals per game, whic has them in the top 10 nationally in that category. The Golden Eagles' 28 total goals is tied for fifth among Division I teams.
• Eastern Illinois has the weekend off, but will resume play next with a pair of home matches -- the first is a non-conference affair against Milwaukee on Tuesday before returing to league play Saturday vs. Omaha.

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