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Softball: Northwestern looks to get back on track against Minnesota

Dave Uberti

April 12, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

Although Northwestern is in the midst of its worst stretch this season-five straight losses in which it was outscored by 45 runs-coach Kate Drohan maintains her team is only a small step away from getting back on track."(Softball) is a funny little game and it sure is contagious," Drohan said. "We just...

Lacrosse: Danielle Spencer sets sights on sixth straight title

Brian Chappatta

April 11, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Year after year, new leaders have stepped up to take charge of Northwestern's women's lacrosse team and continue its unprecedented success-five national titles in five years.Now it's senior attacker Danielle Spencer's time to shine. Spencer has contributed to the Wildcats' last three championships and won't...

Softball: Wildcats can’t stop the Tide

Colin Becht

April 11, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

When Northwestern traveled to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for a two-game series against No. 6 Alabama, the Wildcats expected to have their work cut out for them. What NU did not anticipate was to suffer a pair of run-rule losses, its third and fourth in their last five games.With the mercy rule imposed in both c...

Women’s Tennis: Northwestern falls to top-ranked Baylor and Texas in trip to Lone Star State

Katherine Driessen

April 11, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

As No. 5 Northwestern contends with its roughest season in 10 years, coach Claire Pollard is stressing the importance of learning from defeat. After dropping both of its matchups in Texas this weekend, one a close fight to No. 1 Baylor and the other a blowout against No. 27 Texas, the lesson is clear fo...

Grayhack: Regardless of affair, Tiger is human

Pat Grayhack

April 11, 2010


Filed under Sports

I consider myself a casual golf fan, but like many of you this weekend, I was drawn to the Masters. Why? I'll give you a hint-it wasn't eventual champion Phil Michelson. Rather it was Tiger Woods. As a sports fan, I wanted to see the world's best athlete do what he does best: play golf.Yes, Woods is ...

Men’s Golf: Northwestern captures third at Robert Kepler Intercollegiate

Mitchell Armentrout

April 11, 2010


Filed under Golf, Sports

After a mixed fall, Northwestern is finally finding its stride late in the spring season.The Wildcats finished third at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Tournament in Columbus, Ohio last weekend, and now coach Pat Goss is looking to maintain a higher level of play."Overall we played good golf," Goss...

Lacrosse: Cats net two wins

Brian Chappatta

April 10, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Northwestern is over the hill. In a good way.In their final road trip of the regular season, the top-ranked Wildcats extended their winning streak to 40 games with wins over two top-ranked opponents.NU (11-0, 2-0 ALC) never trailed over the weekend and kept its foot on the gas after jumping out to e...

Men’s Tennis: Northwestern drops second and third straight conference matches

Jonah L. Rosenblum

April 10, 2010


Filed under Sports, Tennis

Trailing 6-3 against Purdue in the deciding match for the doubles point, senior Alex Sanborn and sophomore Eric Spector mounted a rally, winning four consecutive games. The duo held a 7-6 advantage before faltering and dropping the final three matches."We had the momentum because we had won four game...

Baseball: Northwestern’s offense comes alive at Penn State

Jimmy Carlton

April 10, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Sophomore Paul Snieder and his teammates had just dropped the finale of their three-game series at Penn State, a 6-5 nailbiter that thwarted Northwestern's attempt at a sweep, and they were in the midst of a ten-hour ride back to Evanston. But if they felt dejected after the loss, one would never kn...

Lacrosse: Nielsen trades stick for clipboard

Brian Chappatta

April 7, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Hannah Nielsen was one of the fiercest competitors to ever come through Northwestern. The Brighton, Australia native helped lead the Wildcats to four national championships during her time in Evanston.But Nielsen graduated last year, and this weekend No. 1 NU will visit Nielsen's new home turf in Univer...

Baseball: End of an error: NU focuses on fielding at Penn State

Christine Todd

April 7, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

After Northwestern's series opener against Ohio State, coach Paul Stevens looked over his shoulder to the scoreboard in right-center field at Rocky Miller Park. The next day he did the same thing, both days pointing out an identical neon-lit number in the column marked "E." That number was "0.""E" stands fo...

Women’s Tennis: Cats travel to Texas for two tough tests

Katherine Driessen

April 7, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

Northwestern is not accustomed to losing. Just ask senior Lauren Lui, who is 34-1 in conference singles play and has been a part of three Big Ten Championship teams in her three seasons with the Wildcats."Losing is definitely not something we've had a lot of experience with before," Lui said. "As a tea...