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Big 10 lacrosse releases schedule, NU-MD slated for opener

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The Northwestern lacrosse team won’t have to wait long for a shot at revenge. The brand new Big 10 lacrosse conference released a preliminary schedule for the 2015 season Tuesday, and Northwestern...

End of a dynasty? Season in review

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A week ago the Maryland Terrapins defeated Syracuse to win their 12th national championship and put an end to the 2013-2014 Division 1 women's lacrosse season. Here is an overdue review of...

Maryland tops Northwestern to advance to national championship

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All Alyssa Leonard, Kerri Harrington and Kate Macdonald could do was sit and wait.  Sidelined simultaneously with yellow cards, the Northwestern senior leaders watched on as time ran out on their...

Maryland-Northwestern: Halftime Report

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No. 1 Maryland leads Northwestern 5-2 at halftime in the second of Friday’s two national semifinal games. Here are some stats and some quick reaction. -       Jess Carroll and Christy Turner have...

Women's Lacrosse Final Four: Previewing Northwestern vs. Maryland

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Last week, we were mourning the loss of regular Northwestern-Florida matchups, with the Wildcats leaving the ALC after this season. But tonight, we will get a taste of an already mature rivalry...

Northwestern knocks off Florida, heads to 10th straight Final Four

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When it rains, it pours. And if the rain were goals, it was certainly a flood for both Northwestern and Florida in the quarterfinals of the NCAA tournament, but the Wildcats were able to stem the...

Northwestern gears up for third shot at beating Florida

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Third time’s the charm, or bad things come in threes? One of these old idioms will play out for Northwestern on Saturday when they take on Florida for the third time this season in the...

Mupo, Leonard lift Cats past Louisville, into NCAA quarterfinals

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20-0. That is now Northwestern’s home record in NCAA tournament play after the Wildcats clipped Louisville 11-8 to advance to a quarterfinal matchup with rival Florida. The Cats held the nation’s...

Louisville-Northwestern NCAA Tournament Preview

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Fresh off their first-ever NCAA tournament victory, the Louisville Cardinals (16-3) play No. 5 Northwestern (12-6) at Lakeside Field Sunday in the round of 16. Here is a quick guide to this second...

NU seeded fifth in NCAA tournament

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Here is the bottom half of the bracket. The rest can be found here: http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/lacrosse-women/d1/2013 The NCAA Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse Committee has released the...

Florida completes comeback in final minute to capture ALC crown

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The Florida Gators celebrate their second ALC title in three years after defeating Northwestern 9-8 in dramatic fashion. Florida used a late scoring surge to rally past the Cats at Lakeside Field...

NU advances to ALC Championship to face familiar opponent

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Future Big Ten opponents Northwestern and Ohio State have started their conference rivalry a bit early. In four games since 2012, the two teams have played to a one-point match. In the last...

Northwestern edges out Vanderbilt in first round of ALC tourny

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Jill Doherty took on Northwestern and nearly won. Vanderbilt’s freshman midfielder scored five of the Commodores’ nine goals, including four in the first half, plus she assisted on another. Her...

Five lax players nab All-ALC honors

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Five Northwestern lacrosse players have been named to All-ALC teams. Seniors Alyssa Leonard and Kerri Harrington earned first-team all-conference and senior Kate MacDonald, junior Bridget Bianco...

Seniors power NU past USC at Wrigley Field

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The view from the press box of the lacrosse set-up at Wrigley Field before Northwestern beat USC 12-7 (the stands filled up more once the game started). If you look really closely you can make out...

A Night at the Ballpark, Lacrosse-style

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The lacrosse field set-up at Wrigley...worked much better than the football set-up. The last time a lacrosse game was played at Wrigley Field, the Cubs’ World Series drought was a mere 12 years...

Northwestern fails to stop the bleeding against Florida

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Superman had Kryptonite. Harry Potter had Voldemort's touch. And Kelly Amonte Hiller has the Florida Gators. No. 4 Florida beat No. 5 Northwestern, 13-12, Saturday afternoon. The Gators have now...

Northwestern falls in double-OT heartbreaker

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Kat DeRonda is trying her best to play the hero for No. 5 Northwestern, but even she needs a little help. Despite the attacker’s four goals and two assists, the Wildcats couldn’t overcome a...

DeRonda provides offensive spark as Cats down Vanderbilt, 15-9

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Three Northwestern hat tricks propelled the No. 5 Wildcats (9-3, 3-1 ALC) past ALC opponent Vanderbilt (4-9, 1-3 ALC) Thursday afternoon at Lakeside Field. Senior attacker Kat DeRonda poured in a...

NU wins fourth straight, stymies No. 12 Penn

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Northwestern lacrosse head coach Kelly Amonte Hiller seems to have developed a winning formula late in the season. Superb defense and efficient, drawn-out offensive possessions powered Northwestern...

Northwestern holds on for close win over Penn State

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Yellow cards, timely steals, clutch goals, inclement weather—Northwestern’s match against No. 10 Penn State had it all, and the No. 6 Wildcats (7-3, 2-1 ALC) fought through it to grab a 5-4 victory...

NU slows down pace, UNC attack, to top No. 1 Heels

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Stellar defense and patient offense helped No. 7 Northwestern (6-3) upset No. 1 North Carolina (11-1) 7-5 at Lakeside Field on Monday afternoon. The Wildcats snapped UNC’s 15-game winning streak...

As Leonard goes, so goes Northwestern

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When Alyssa Leonard is off her game, Northwestern is in trouble. The senior attacker has taken over the de facto on-field leadership role for the Wildcats this season, after a breakout year last...

‘Cats get back on track, beat UMass

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11-game winning streak over Syracuse snapped. 10-game winning streak over Ohio State snapped. 14-game winning streak over Notre Dame snapped. All three of Northwestern’s losses this season have...

Northwestern downed by late Syracuse run

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No. 3 Syracuse scored six of the last seven goals to overcome a reeling Northwestern team, 11-7, at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon. No. 7 NU had come out of halftime firing, tying the game...

Leonard breaks all-time draw control record in win over Michigan

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Now that’s more like it. Alyssa Leonard broke the NCAA record for career draw controls and No. 8 Northwestern breezed to a much-needed 20-6 victory over the Michigan Wolverines on Tuesday at The...

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