The Daily Northwestern

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...

Softball: NU heads to Tuscaloosa to take on No. 6 Alabama

David Uberti

April 7, 2010


Filed under Softball, Sports

A week ago Northwestern sat at a respectable 16-11 mark. The Cats swept Purdue in their first conference series, making them winners of seven of their last eight games."We've matured a lot," coach Kate Drohan said before NU's game against Purdue. "We're executing at a much higher level."But after two losse...

Men’s Tennis: Cats buckle down for Big Ten battles with Badgers, Boilermakers

Jonah Rosenblum

April 7, 2010


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports

Watching Tobias Reitz's match against Will Davis of Michigan State, one would never know the sophomore went a full month without playing a singles match. Reitz showed no signs of rust in his return to singles, beating Will Davis in three sets to help the Wildcats defeat the Spartans 6-1. "I've be...

Softball: WIldcats run-ruled by Hawkeyes in Iowa City

Colin Becht

April 6, 2010


Filed under Sports

It seems like the Wildcats can't catch a break. Four days after getting run-ruled by No. 18 Illinois for the first time in school history, Northwestern traveled to Iowa looking to snap out of its funk. Battling blustery, raining conditions in Iowa City, Iowa, the Cats couldn't crack their recent cu...

Lacrosse Q&A: Texan Thornton gets off to a fast start on defense for the Wildcats

Brian Chappatta

April 6, 2010


Filed under Lacrosse, Sports

Taylor Thornton is the only player on Northwestern's roster from Texas-or even from west of the Mississippi River. And she couldn't be prouder.The freshman from Texas has made an immediate impact with the No. 1 Wildcats, ranking tops on the team in caused turnovers and ground balls recovered. Her play on...

Day: Northwestern gets ready to reload once again

Andy Day

April 6, 2010


Filed under Sports

Skeptics thought Northwestern's future was bleak when virtually untested quarterback Mike Kafka was taking over the helm of the Wildcats' offense. Despite proving his skills on the ground against Minnesota the season before, no one thought he would offer an air threat in the 2009 season. Boy were th...

Feature: Ryan Field’s greens grounded

Ed Demaria

April 6, 2010


Filed under Football, Sports

The spring football game is two weeks away and football is on the minds of Northwestern fans once again. But what has been happening at Ryan Field since a wave of purple engulfed the playing surface after the 33-31 upset victory over No. 16 Wisconsin in November? The short answer: nothing.Since Nov. 21, ...