The Daily Northwestern

Softball: Allard nothing short of superb

Dave Uberti

April 19, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

Spectators who aren't familiar with Emily Allard could never tell this is her first year at shortstop.The freshman pitched and patrolled the outfield at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif., earning a spot on the Under Arm...

Softball: Northwestern hoping to start rally at Michigan State

Colin Becht

April 19, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

Northwestern fell behind 8-0 Saturday at Michigan before rallying to make the game competitive with a five-run fourth inning. The Wildcats came within three runs of the second-ranked Wolverines before Michigan pulled away in an...

Softball: Pitching woes continue as Cats drop pair to second-ranked Wolverines

David Uberti

April 17, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

After breaking out of a five-game losing skid with a sweep of Minnesota on Wednesday, Northwestern picked up some much-needed momentum heading into this weekend's series at No. 2 Michigan.The momentum was quickly replaced by a pair...

Softball: Upset-minded Northwestern goes up against Michigan

Dave Uberti

April 14, 2010

Filed under Softball, Sports

After losing five consecutive games, coach Kate Drohan said Tuesday "one big hit" was all her ball club needed to turn the corner and vie for contention in the Big Ten.On Wednesday, the Wildcats may have found that hit.In the second game ...

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...