OMAHA, Neb. — Jeremy Davidson and Bradley Marek staked the Central Illinois Flying Aces to a two-goal lead in the first 10 minutes Saturday at Ralston Arena.

But Omaha pulled even by the end of the first period and Tyler Carpenter scored the go-ahead goal six minutes into the third as the Lancers completed a 4-2 victory to sweep the weekend series.

Central Illinois goalie Ryan Snowden made 28 saves in a battle with Omaha's Zach Driscoll, who stopped 30 shots.

The Aces fell to 12-21-4 with their third straight loss while Omaha improved to 5-0-1 in its last six and 23-10-3 overall, jumping one point ahead of Western Conference rival Tri-City for the league lead.

Davidson flicked a backhand shot past Driscoll 7½ minutes into the action with an assist from Charlie Raith. Two minutes later, Marek shoveled home a rebound after Driscoll stopped Jason Smallidge's initial shot.

But Brendan Furry got the Lancers on the board less than five minutes after that and Filip Suchy's shorthanded goal late in the period knotted the score.

After a scoreless second, Carpenter then pushed a rebound past Snowden to put Omaha in front and Suchy tacked on an empty net goal in the final minute.

The Aces return to action Wednesday when they welcome Cedar Rapids to Grossinger Motors Arena for a 7:07 p.m. contest.

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