Devin Diego scored two goals and added an assist and Vance Rookwood also scored to lead UNO to a 3-2 win over Seattle Sunday evening in Omaha.
In the 48th minute, Logan Mendez got free on the right side and slotted a ball across the middle of the box to a charging Diego. The freshman midfielder, playing in his first game of the season, was tripped from behind before receiving the ball, giving UNO a penalty kick. Diego placed it high to the left side of the net over the diving body of Seattle (1-3) goalie Jake Feener.
Less than two minutes later, Chava Garcia played a ball from the top of the penalty box to the left side of the box where Diego got separation from a defender and bent a right-footed shot into the upper right corner of the net for a 2-0 lead at 49:52. Diego became the first player in UNO's brief history to score two goals in a game.
Brady Ballew lofted the ball in from the right sideline that snuck under the crossbar and into the net to make it 2-1 at 59:22.
UNO earned a free kick and Diego played in a cross to Rookwood, who headed it inside the right post for a 3-1 lead at 68:46.
Seattle's Bobby Segal sent a cross in from the right side and Race Sciabica headed it into the net passed Maverick goalie Matt Grosey at 84:19 to cut the deficit to 3-2.
Shots were even at 14 apiece, but UNO (2-2) finished with a 7-5 advantage in shots on goal.