The Daily Northwestern

Volleyball: Wildcats falter in two straight on the road

David Lee, Reporter

November 25, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

Just a week after unveiling its powerful new offense, Northwestern fell to No. 2 Penn State (26-2, 17-1 Big Ten) and Ohio State (17-13, 5-13) in two lopsided affairs. The Wildcats traveled to University Park, Pa., on Frida...

Cross Country: Kocha, Wildcats close season at Regionals

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

November 20, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

Senior Libby Kocha ended her Northwestern cross country career on a high note, earning All-Region honors, achieving a personal best time for the 6k distance and leading her team to ninth place in the Midwest region. The Wildcats...

Volleyball: Revamped offense generates Big Ten wins for Wildcats

David Lee, Reporter

November 17, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

The Wildcats' revamped offense debuted in spectacular fashion this weekend as Northwestern emerged victorious against No. 18 Purdue (16-11, 7-9 Big Ten) and Indiana (9-18, 1-15). The new attack revolves around several lineup...

Cross Country: Wildcats aim to disprove their ranking at NCAA Regional

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

November 14, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats are ranked 13th in the Midwest region, but they think they can do better. The NCAA Midwest Regional Championships take place Friday at Iowa State. Northwestern is sending its best seven runners to compete, and coa...

Cross Country: Wildcats gain experience in ‘fun run’ meet

Ellie Friedmann, Reporter

November 12, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats were 10 of the first 11 female finishers Friday at the NIU Huskie Open in Dekalb, Ill. Not only was the 5K race co-ed, but it also included community members running for fun. Senior Julia Buford said there aren’t...

Volleyball: Northwestern needs to improve on ‘little things’

David Lee, Reporter

November 10, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Volleyball

The Wildcats just can’t seem to perfect the little things. Northwestern fell to No. 13 Michigan State (19-7, 8-6 Big Ten) and No. 17 Michigan (16-9, 6-8) this weekend in two tightly contested four-set matches. “If...

Field Hockey: Wildcats drop ‘frustrating’ game against Buckeyes

Mike Marut, Reporter

November 7, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

The Big Ten Tournament ended in a fashion not unfamiliar to second-seeded Northwestern’s field hockey team: upset by an opponent it had previously dominated. For two years straight, the Wildcats have fallen to a squad they...

Field Hockey: Northwestern’s defense leads the team into the Big Ten Tournament

Mike Marut, Reporter

November 7, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

On Thursday, the round two bell will ring. Northwestern will begin the Big Ten Tournament as the No. 2 seed against Ohio State, squaring off against the Buckeyes for the second time in six days. The first time around, the...

Cross Country: Wildcats fail to meet expectations, finish tenth at Big Tens

November 5, 2013

Filed under Cross Country, Fall Sports, Sports

The Wildcats fell short of expectations Sunday at the Big Ten Championships hosted by Purdue. Northwestern finished tenth of 12 teams. The team's goal was to finish in the top seven. Freshman Andrea Ostenso finished first for the Cats, placing 40th in a field of 104 runners. She ra...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern’s season ends in familar fashion against Wisconsin

Alex Lederman, Reporter

November 4, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Sports, Women's Soccer

Northwestern’s season of highs and lows — mostly lows — came to a close this weekend as the Wildcats dropped their final game of the season Saturday at Wisconsin. “For Wisconsin, they needed the win to get into the Bi...

Field Hockey: Seniors hope to lead the Wildcats to victory

Mike Marut, Reporter

October 31, 2013

Filed under Fall Sports, Field Hockey, Sports

Friday marks Northwestern’s (14-4, 4-1 Big Ten) final regular season game this year — and the last ever for the seniors. Seniors Nikki Parsley and Tara Puffenberger have brought this team to a whole new level of field hockey. Parsley stepped up this season as the goals leader, and Puffenberger guided the te...