The Coyotes fell to 6-5-1 overall and 3-3-0 in the NCC with the defeat while UNO remained perfect at 13-0-0 on the season and 7-0-0 in league play.
South Dakota dictated tempo early by firing three of the first five shots attempted in the game. However, UNO changed the momentum when Amanda Iwansky scored at the 21:42 mark off of assists by Beth McGill and Jessica Powers. Iwansky's goal was the only one scored in the first half as the Mavericks took the 1-0 lead into the break.
Nebraska-Omaha quickly extended its lead early in the second half with a pair of goals scored nearly within a minute of each other. Amber Richardson started the action with a goal at the 52:39 mark, with Brandie Beale collecting the assist. Beale then scored a goal of her own at 53:43 thanks to assists by Iwansky and Whitney Hill.
Iwansky closed out the UNO scoring at the 78:14 mark with her second goal of the day, an unassisted effort. South Dakota avoided the shutout bit with 8:40 left in the game when senior forward Tina Brummer (Gretna, NE) scored her sixth goal of the season, with freshman defender Julie Rath (Apple Valley, MN.) collecting her first career assist on the play.
Freshman goalkeeper Elizabeth Odorisio (Omaha, NE) took the loss for the Coyotes despite making a career-high 11 saves along with allowing four goals. South Dakota's 11 shots taken on the afternoon were the most surrendered by the Mavericks this season. USD also became just the third team to score a goal on Nebraska-Omaha this season, halting the Maverick shutout streak at six games.
The Coyotes will begin a four-game road trip in their next action when they travel to Mankato, MN, for a NCC contest against Minnesota State at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.