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 RICKY LINDSAY, Sports Editor

The University of Michigan-Dearborn hockey team was swept by Iowa State in a weekend series held in Ames, Iowa.

No. 24 Iowa State (4-4-2) topped No. 13 UM-Dearborn (6-5-3) 4-2 Friday, before delivering a 9-0 shutout dagger Saturday evening.

Jeff McFarland and Jimmy Marchese scored UM-Dearborn’s goals in the second period Friday. Ryan Urso assisted both goals, with Andrew Shalawylo and Marchese getting an assist as well.

Jase Paciocco was ejected after being handed a game misconduct call in the 4-2 loss. Nate Ferris made 45-of-49 saves Friday.

UM-Dearborn’s 9-0 loss to Iowa State Saturday is its worst loss since a 10-0 walloping by Davenport University on Dec. 7, 2013.

Ferris played 56:40 minutes Saturday, allowing seven goals while saving 27 shots. Backup goaltender David Bryant entered the game in relief, and allowed two goals in just over three minutes of play.

With eight losses on the year now, UM-Dearborn will look to break its six-game losing streak against No. 3 Adrian College Oct. 30-31. The Bulldogs, sitting at an unblemished 13-0, will pose a big challenge to the Wolverines, who haven’t defeated their conference foe since Oct. 17, 2013.