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[WSOCC 11/8] Women’s soccer:

Minjae Park

October 25, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

In many ways, Northwestern's 1-0 loss to No. 16 Illinois typified its season. A late heartbreaking goal. A single tally costing NU the game. Not putting away chances. "They got a chance, they converted. We had multiple chances...

Women’s Soccer: Defender Ally Arca shores up Northwestern’s backline

Minjae Park

October 18, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

When senior defender Ally Arca came to Northwestern three years ago, coach Stephanie Foster had never even seen her play. Foster, then in her first recruiting round as coach, said she was trying to fill out the roster and pi...

Women’s Soccer: Late goal sinks Northwestern against Michigan State

Minjae Park

October 15, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

After falling to an overtime goal against Ohio State last week, a late goal cost Northwestern yet another game, this time against Michigan State. The Spartans (9-3-2, 3-1-1 Big Ten) struck with 13 minutes remaining to hand t...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern hoping to shake disappointment

Minjae Park

October 13, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Until last weekend, Northwestern was riding high and had yet to see their record dip below .500. The Wildcats saw that evaporate with close losses against Penn State and Ohio State. NU will use that disappointment to spur it o...

Women’s soccer: Minnesota connections boost Cats

Minjae Park

October 12, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

In Northwestern's loss to Penn State on Friday, freshman forward Bo Podkopacz became the latest Minnesotan to start for the Wildcats. NU's Minnesotan roots run deep. The team has seven players out of its 27 from the Land of 1...

NU drops weekend slate to OSU, PSU

Minjae Park

October 10, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

For a team that had won nine of its last 10 games, a fourth consecutive Big Ten win doesn't sound like inspiration for its players to storm the field in jubilation. Ohio State's reaction to their overtime golden goal was telli...

Women’s Soccer: Cats seek first win since ’98 vs. Penn State

Minjae Park

October 6, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

The last time Northwestern beat Penn State in 1998, assistant coach Erin Ekeberg played in goal for the Wildcats.The Nittany Lions were ranked No. 6 at the time and started their current 12-year Big Ten title run that season. Ekeberg, then a so...

Women’s Soccer: Stormy game ends in tie for Cats

Minjae Park

October 2, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Northwestern and Michigan battled for 110 minutes Saturday night with rain pounding down on the players, the corner flags flailing in the wind and umbrellas flapping furiously in the stands among a receding crowd. The two teams...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern players look to new strategies

Minjae Park

September 29, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Last season's weakness has become Northwestern's strength. The Wildcats struggled to find the back of the net last year, scoring an average of less than a goal a game. In 20 games, their opponents outscored them 24 to 15. A ...

NU Treks to Hoosier State for Big Ten openers

Minjae Park

September 22, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Northwestern looks to continue its impressive start as it kicks off its Big Ten campaign at Indiana on Friday and at Purdue on Sunday. With the Boilermakers coming into the game with four losses in their last five games, the Wildc...

Greene’s move to defense pays off

Minjae Park

September 21, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

Losing defenders Ali Rubnitz and Kay Sampson to graduation and having just one defender among the incoming freshmen, coach Stephanie Foster had to decide who she could put into the outfield position with the smallest margin of...

Women’s Soccer: Big win in tow, Cats prepare for Big Ten slate

Minjae Park

September 19, 2010

Filed under Sports, Women's Soccer

With half the season's games already played, Northwestern enters Big Ten play next week after an impressive non-conference slate against strong opposition. After the Wildcats' second loss of the season to Kansas, coach Stephanie...