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Softball Sidebar: Northwestern’s new speed showcased in sweep

David Uberti and David Uberti

May 1, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

While power hitting is one of Northwestern's strong suits, Michelle Batts might never have had the chance to hit her game-winning home runs if it weren't for another of the Wildcats' offensive weapons: speed.With one out in the sixth, leadoff hitter Emily Allard blooped a ball into shallow right-cen...

Men’s Golf: David Lipsky captures crown, Northwestern finishes third at Big Ten Championships

Mitchell Armentrout and Mitchell Armentrout

May 1, 2010


Filed under Golf, Sports

Another year, another crown.For the second straight season, a Northwestern golfer earned the title of Big Ten Champion, as junior David Lipsky paced the conference with a four-round total of 281 to win by two strokes. As a team, the Wildcats placed third at this weekend's Big Ten Championships, shooting ...

Lacrosse: Comeback Cats-Northwestern tops Virginia in overtime

Brian Chappatta and Brian Chappatta

May 1, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

After rain came and went at Lakeside Field on Friday night, lightning struck with 7:31 remaining in the match between No. 2 Northwestern and No. 4 Virginia. The game was suspended with the Wildcats trailing the Cavaliers 8-7, and NU would have lost if play could not continue.Fortunately for the Cats,...

Football: Spring game reactions

Ed Demaria

April 28, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Only 131 days until kickoff.Fans got a taste of Northwestern football at the annual spring ccrimmage on Saturday afternoon. Despite inclement weather, a dedicated contingent of NU faithful turned out for the contest/"I am here because I love football and I love Northwestern," McCormick freshman Billy A...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern heads to Iowa seeking revenge

Katherine Driessen

April 28, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

For the past 11 seasons the Big Ten Tournament has been a mere pit stop for the Wildcats en route to the NCAA Tournament. But after NU dropped its first conference match since 2004 this season, winning the championship would mean something more: redemption."We have an extra hunger this time around," ...

Northwestern lacrosse ties game with 50 seconds left, wins in OT 11-8

Brian Chappatta

April 28, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

After rain came and went at Lakeside Field Friday night, with 7:31 remaining in the match between Northwestern and Virginia, play was suspended due to lightning.The Wildcats would have lost to the Cavaliers had play not resumed.But it did, and NU made the most of it.Danielle Spencer scored the equalizer wi...

Men’s Tennis: Chris Jackman’s second career win propels Northwestern to Big Ten’s second round

Jonah L. Rosenblum

April 28, 2010


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Chris Jackman was playing for his first collegiate win against Penn State's Taylor Cohen five days ago. He got it.The stakes were higher on Thursday: Jackman played with Northwestern's season on the line. He moved the Wildcats to the second round of the Big Ten Tournament.Jackman won in straight sets...

Men’s Golf: Eric Chun looks to defend title at Big Ten Championships

Mitchell Armentrout

April 28, 2010


Filed under Golf, Sports

After a strong spring resurgence that included top-half finishes in each of its five events and a first place finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, Northwestern's season reaches a climax this weekend as it heads to Minnesota to compete in the Big Ten Championships. The Wildcats are looking to...

Lacrosse: Passing on the torch

Brian Chappatta

April 28, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Kris Anne B. on Dipity.This weekend's game against Florida signals a transition period for Northwestern. It marks the final regular season contest for the senior class, which includes attackers Danielle Spencer and Katrina Dowd, two of the most accomplished players in school history.The game also concludes the first regular season for...

Baseball: Wildcats look to persevere, hold on to conference lead against Illinois

Jimmy Carlton

April 28, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

In his 23rd season as Northwestern's coach, Paul Stevens knows the physical and mental grind of a baseball season. This week in particular he sees his players are worn out, hears the mutterings about midterms and grumblings about groin strains. The team has played five contests in the last week, and it...

Softball: Delaney nearing record, becoming more consistent

David Uberti

April 28, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

As Lauren Delaney goes, so go the Wildcats. NU, ranked No. 15 in the preseason, has yet to play to its potential, just as Delaney, the 2008 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year, has yet to reach hers. But Delaney showed exactly what she's capable of Wednesday.The Cats' ace threw a five-hit complete game, striking o...

Baseball: Living the high life-Havey hurls six perfect innings at Miller Park

Jimmy Carlton

April 27, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After watching their team lose 6-5 to the visiting Pittsburg Pirates on Wednesday afternoon, Milwaukee Brewers fans probably didn't feel they had gotten great value out of their tickets. Those that stuck around Miller Park for the nightcap of Northwestern's doubleheader against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, th...