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Hockey

Tomek commits to Omaha: Former UND goaltender Matej Tomek, who decided to transfer after playing sparingly in two seasons, has decided to play at Omaha beginning in the fall.

Tomek announced his commitment to the Mavericks on Wednesday.

Tomek came to UND highly touted out of the North American Hockey League as a third-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, but was unable supplant Cam Johnson as the team's No. 1 goalie. Tomek played just two regular-season games in two years at UND.

Tomek is playing for Waterloo in the United States Hockey League. He has a .902 save percentage and a 2.55 goals-against average in 25 games for Waterloo.

Softball

UND pitcher wins another Big Sky honor: For the third consecutive week, UND senior Kaylin VanDomelen was named the Big Sky Conference's Pitcher of the Week. Her most recent performance included her first career perfect game, a career-high for strikeouts and the second no-hitter in a two-week span.

VanDomelen threw 64 pitches to dispatch all 21 Santa Clara batters in order in her March 9 win, 3-0. She threw just 15 balls the entire game, striking out the side on three different occasions. Her 14 punchouts in the win set a new career best as she logged her second no-hitter of the season (Feb. 24).

In her last six starts, VanDomelen is 5-1 with a 0.66 earned run average with just four earned runs allowed in 42.1 innings. She's struck out 48 in that span and has allowed four hits or fewer in five of the six outings, including two no-hitters.

She becomes just the second-ever player in league history to earn three straight weekly honors.

North Dakota continues its Spring Break trip as it plays in the Rainbow Wahine Classic hosted by the University of Hawaii. It features seven games, beginning today against No. 4 Tennessee.

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