Jeff McFarland readies for a face-off against Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Pitt hockey).
Jeff McFarland readies for a face-off against Pittsburgh.  (Photo courtesy of Pitt hockey).
Jeff McFarland readies for a face-off against Pittsburgh. (Photo courtesy of Pitt hockey).

By ERICK LEHMAN, Staff Reporter

The University of Michigan-Dearborn hockey team completed yet another weekend sweep, defeating Pittsburgh 7-4 on Friday and 8-1 on Saturday.

Freshman Forward, Jeff McFarland, continued his hot streaking, netting his seventh goal of the season in Friday’s game, and also scoring two more during Saturday’s contest. He sits at nine goals on the season in four games played.

UM-Dearborn got on the board right away in Saturday’s contest with a goal from Andrew Palushaj.

A few minutes later, Pittsburgh tied it up which turned out to be the only goal that the Wolverines would give up in the contest.

McFarland’s shorthanded goal in the first broke the tie, and the Wolverines never looked back from that point on.

UM-Dearborn also got goals from Paciocco, Longuski, and Kelly — all in the first period.

McFarland opened up the scoring in the second period of Saturday’s game, netting his second goal of the night with about eight minutes remaining in the period.

UM-Dearborn also got a goal from Marcus McSweeney in the second. The Wolverines’ lone goal in the third period came from defenseman Derek Kessler.

Penalties seemed to hamper the Wolverines again for the second straight weekend.

UM-Dearborn committed a total of 27 penalties last weekend, while only totaling 12 this weekend. Nine of them came in Saturday’s big win. The bevy of penalties will be something the Wolverines will need to get better at when facing better opponents.

Friday’s goals were scored by Eric Rosteck, McFarland, Jeremy Klotz, Paciocco, Longuski, McSweeney, and Palushaj.

UM-Dearborn travels to Kent State on Friday for a weekend road series.