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Men’s soccer: Despite good numbers, down to a nailbiter

Rodger Sherman

October 13, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

The statistics showed Northwestern dominated. Yet once again the Wildcats found themselves in a nailbiter.No. 16 NU (7-1-4, 1-0-1 Big Ten) did the right things against Western Illinois (3-8-0), controlling possession for most ...

Men’s soccer: Late handball call yields Buckeye tie

Rodger Sherman

October 11, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

When Eamon O'Neill opened the scoring by finding the back of the net in the 85th minute against Penn State on Sunday, he thought he had a game-winner."At that point, it's just pure joy," O'Neill said. "When you score a goal on...

Women’s soccer: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Wildcat weekend nets two losses

Jonah Rosenblum

October 11, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

Coming off one of its worst performances of the season against Penn State, Northwestern played one of its best versus No. 25 Ohio State, but were ultimately unsuccessful, falling 1-0 to the Buckeyes.The weekend started dismally ...

Men’s soccer: Love of game propels Euro athlete to NU

Rodger Sherman and Rodger Sherman

October 11, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

Oliver Kupe could've been in last year's Final Four.Instead, he came to Northwestern, and joined a soccer team that ended up a game away from finishing among college soccer's final four teams.Kupe is a natural fit for basketba...

Women’s soccer: Cats ready to rely on confident offensive attack

Jonah L. Rosenblum

October 7, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

In just five minutes against Michigan on Sunday, Northwestern scored two goals. It put up 17 shots that game, including eight on goal, both season-highs for a team that is last in the Big Ten in goals and second-to-last in sh...

Eliason nets ninth score in Cats’ victory

Sarah Kuta

October 6, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

On the bus back from DeKalb to Evanston, Northwestern voted unanimously: It was all Eli.Junior forward Matt Eliason began to describe the efforts of his teammates against Northern Illinois, but the Wildcats wouldn't let him f...

Men’s soccer: Blades’ tough play helps NU stay sharp

Rodger Sherman

October 5, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

For a player considered to be among the top defenders in the country, Mark Blades doesn't exactly have an intimidating physical presence.But that has not stopped the 5'6" senior from starting at Northwestern for four years."I le...

Men’s soccer: Hillgard’s header helps NU capture win

Rodger Sherman and Rodger Sherman

September 27, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

Drew Kotler and Jonathan Harris don't get many opportunities to play, so being forced to make stops unexpectedly in overtime games would seem like a daunting task.It wasn't. The two kept their composure and didn't let butterfl...

Women’s soccer: Cats open Big Ten with win

Jonah Rosenblum and Jonah Rosenblum

September 27, 2009

Filed under Soccer, Sports

Northwestern has made a habit of knocking off a ranked opponent to kick off the Big Ten season, no matter the circumstances. A year after topping then-No. 17 Illinois in the opening weekend, the Wildcats notched a 1-0 win over ...