The Daily Northwestern

Women’s Soccer: Stormy game ends in tie for Cats

Minjae Park

October 2, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Northwestern and Michigan battled for 110 minutes Saturday night with rain pounding down on the players, the corner flags flailing in the wind and umbrellas flapping furiously in the stands among a receding crowd. The two teams played to a 1-1 draw at Lakeside Field, much of the time fighting the condi...

Scoggin: Victory could have been a shoulda-been

Andrew Scoggin

October 2, 2010


Filed under Sports

Partway through the postgame press conference, quarterback Dan Persa, still in uniform, walked in and sat next to Jeremy Ebert at the front of the room. The first question posed to him wasn't about his 309 yards of passing or two red zone turnovers, but rather the blood on his hands and left elbow. "I...

Northwestern athletic programs engage Evanston

Sarah Freishtat

October 1, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

John Hoffheimer got his first taste of purple pride when he was 5 years old. His stepfather, a former Northwestern English and writing professor, got Hoffheimer hooked 34 years ago-and he's been a fan ever since. To get more Evanston residents to share Hoffheimer's interest in Wildcat games, the NU at...

Football: Northwestern takes down Minnesota in 29-28 thriller

Jonah L. Rosenblum

September 30, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- Ironically, Saturday's contest between Northwestern and Minnesota came down to the man whose missed point-after attempt nearly doomed the Wildcats. And this time, senior kicker Stefan Demos came through in the clutch, booting a 27-yard field goal to give NU a thrilling 29-28 comeback ...

Live: Northwestern opens up Big Ten play at Minnesota

The Daily Northwestern

September 30, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- After a month of less-than stellar nonconference opponents, Northwestern opens up its Big Ten schedule today at Minnesota. NU (4-0) looks to continue its road winning streak, which stands at four dating back to Iowa in 2009. The Golden Gophers (1-3) have yet to win at home this season, lo...

Sidebar: After shaky start, Demos comes through in the clutch

Colin Becht

September 30, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

MINNEAPOLIS -- After practice Wednesday, coach Pat Fitzgerald was asked about how senior kicker Stefan Demos needed to improve following his performance in nonconference play. In those first four games, Demos missed three field goals and two extra points, and had another extra point blocked. "I think he's fine,...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern players look to new strategies

Minjae Park

September 29, 2010


Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Last season's weakness has become Northwestern's strength. The Wildcats struggled to find the back of the net last year, scoring an average of less than a goal a game. In 20 games, their opponents outscored them 24 to 15. A goal against Michigan at Lakeside Field on Saturday would equal their goal total...

Men’s Soccer: Cats up to the challenge?

Katherine Driessen

September 29, 2010


Filed under Soccer

The buzzword this season for a young Northwestern men's soccer team? Experience. Coach Tim Lenahan and players alike have said all season that no amount of talent, of which the freshman class has plenty, can replace a time-earned feel for the gritty college game. Nearing the halfway mark in their re...

Schecker: Cats head to Minn. for Homecoming

Justin Schecker and Justin Schecker

September 29, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Northwestern has played exceptionally well in recent years at Big Ten stadiums much larger and more raucous than Ryan Field. That's why I was surprised when coach Pat Fitzgerald said the noise coming from the 30,075 fans at Ryan Field last Saturday contributed to the Wildcats' defensive struggles in the fo...

Minnesota’s record holder Weber relishes final days in Big Ten

Jonah Rosenblum

September 28, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

Considering his hometown of Shoreview, Minn., it's not surprising that Minnesota quarterback Adam Weber played a little pond hockey growing up. Still, the rink never had the same appeal as the gridiron did, though he continues to get some guff from friends on the hockey team. "Hockey, it's a fun sport...

Eliason breaks slump, Northwestern draws with Notre Dame

Katherine Driessen

September 28, 2010


Filed under Soccer, Sports

The drought is over for senior forward Matt Eliason. Northwestern's all-time leading goal scorer lived up to his title Wednesday night when he put away the first goal of NU's 1-1 overtime tie with regional rival Notre Dame at Toyota Park. "He's so streaky that hopefully this one goal is just the be...

Men’s Soccer: Cats to face Fighting Irish on MLS stage

Katherine Driessen

September 27, 2010


Filed under Soccer, Sports

There was never any need to hype the Northwestern - Notre Dame matchup. Facing one of its fiercest Midwest rivals in the midst of an uncharacteristically rough start to its season, senior forward Matt Eliason said that NU is keenly aware of the season-changing potential of the game. So perhaps it's fit...