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Softball: Wildcats power past gophers

Colin Becht

April 13, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

After suffering three consecutive run-rule loses, Northwestern returned the favor Wednesday, sweeping Minnesota 10-1 and 9-3.The Wildcats halted their five-game losing streak, finding their power stroke in the process. After tot...

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 funn...

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 th...

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...

Softball: Iowa provides tough test for struggling Northwestern

David Uberti

April 5, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

After being swept by No. 18 Illinois last weekend in a series that included a 12-run blowout loss, Northwestern will look to stop the bleeding Wednesday at Iowa."(Last weekend) we lost sight of our goal, which was to work toge...

Softball: Northwestern swept by Illinois

Colin Becht

April 4, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

In reflecting on Northwestern's two walk-off losses to Illinois last year, coach Kate Drohan said definitively last week that her team would be "ready to play this weekend." While the Wildcats may have been mentally prepared to...

Softball: Northwestern looks to avenge ’09 losses to No. 18 Illinois

David Uberti

March 30, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

Coach Kate Drohan doesn't like to talk about her team's games last year against Illinois, and for good reason. The 2009 Wildcats lost both contests against the Illini in dramatic fashion, falling victim to walk-off home runs in b...

Softball: While You Were Gone-Northwestern newcomers carry Wildcats during four-game win streak

Colin Becht

March 28, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

After early inconsistencies, Northwestern has found its stride, literally and figuratively. The Wildcats have relied on speed and clutch hitting to win seven of their past eight games and sweep their first Big Ten series against Pu...

Softball: Northwestern prepares for North Carolina’s stellar staff, looks to get back on track

David Uberti

March 3, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

After starting the season 6-8, Northwestern has yet to find a way to bring its talent together, what senior catcher Emily Haug has called the "it" factor."In the Stanford and UCLA games we had it," she said. "We found it."The W...

Softball: Hurlers help Northwestern stay close against top teams in California

David Uberti

February 28, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

Northwestern proved once again this weekend it can handle top-level competition. Beating lesser teams is a different story. The No. 23 Wildcats (6-8) traveled to California to play in the Cathedral City Classic, where they play...

Softball: Cats foucused on consistent play in upcoming California tournament

David Uberti and David Uberti

February 24, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

Northwestern's 2010 season has been a 10-game roller coaster. After the Wildcats won their first two games at the Kajikawa Classic in Arizona, they dropped five in a row. No. 23 NU came surging back and now sits at an even 5-...

Spring Sports Guide: Softball-Lauren Delaney eyeing return to form

David Uberti

February 22, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

The story of 2010 will be the story of Lauren Delaney. The Wildcats feature the same powerful, dynamic offense they have had in years past, but much of the team's success will fall on the right arm of their senior ace.After going 37-...