The Daily Northwestern

Baseball: Hitters, hurlers set for in-state showdown

Jimmy Carlton

April 12, 2010


Filed under Baseball, Sports

With a team ERA of 6.19, Northwestern's pitching staff has given up nearly two runs per game more than its opponents. That's higher than coach Paul Stevens would like, but he is mindful that the number is inflated because of the Wildcats' opening weekend tournament in South Carolina, when the team wa...

Fishbain: Opening Day brings hope, annoyance

Kevin Fishbain

April 12, 2010


Filed under Sports

One of my favorite things about Northwestern is the geographic diversity of the student body, which is evident on football Sundays in the fall and last Monday-Opening Day of baseball season. What's great about Opening Day-besides that baseball is the greatest sport and that it's springtime-is everyone th...

Men’s Tennis: The Sanborn Identity

Sarah Kuta

April 12, 2010


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Ask anyone who frequents Northwestern tennis matches where to find Alex Sanborn and they will undoubtedly point you in the direction of the boisterous "¡Vamos, Alex!" cheers.As he finishes his senior season, Sanborn's days hearing his mother Rosalba's animated words of encouragement from the stand...

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...

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: 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...

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...