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ASU Hockey: Sun Devils lose two against No. 6 Nebraska-Omaha

The Sun Devils dropped both games in their series against the number 6 team in the country.

It wasn't the ideal end to 2015 for the Sun Devils, as they dropped both games on the road against No. 6 ranked University of Nebraska-Omaha.

Saturday night's contest saw the Sun Devils hang with the Mavericks, who are 12th in the nation in scoring. UNO put together three power play goals, which was good enough for a 3-1 victory.

"It was a good effort against obviously a very, very good team," head coach Greg Powers said. "I think the glaring positive is five-on-five: We outscored them."

Freshman Ryland Pashovitz got the start in net on Saturday, making 41 saves in the loss.

Omaha got off to the lead, but Jordan Masters wouldn't allow that lead to stand for very long. Just 58 seconds after the UNO goal, Masters was able to backhand one in the net, tying the game at one. That would be Masters' sixth goal of the season.

The second period was probably one of the better periods the Sun Devils have played all year, putting 11 shots on goal and not allowing an Omaha shot in the first eight minutes.

Sunday's contest was a little different. The Sun Devils started off strong, not allowing a shot on goal in the first six minutes of the game, but they fell to UNO 6-0.

Omaha broke through 18:42 into the first period, and scored early in the second to have a 2-0 lead. ASU appeared to have gotten one back when a rush ended with the puck in the Omaha net.

Officials called goal on the ice, but after review they determined it was because of goaltender interference. UNO added two more before the second period ended and got more in the third.

The Sun Devils will return back to game action on the first day of the new year, on the road in Minnesota against St. Cloud State.