So….some pretty big stuff went down last night, huh? While we’re still celebrating/contemplating the demise of Osama bin Laden, let’s run down the NU sports results of this past weekend. Rodger’s already covered the bigger NU news of John Cannon stiffing Carmody and the Wildcats and our football seniors being stiffed by the entire NFL, but our spring sports had some pretty big moments, both good and bad, too.
Let’s start with the biggest win of the weekend, in women’s tennis. Congratulations are in order to our Wildcats and head coach Claire Pollard for their 13th straight BigTen championship, which they delivered in dramatic comeback fashion Sunday. After going down 3-0 against top-seeded Michigan in the championship match, NU stormed back to win, 4-3, on the Wolverines’ home court, with freshman Belinda Niu clinching the victory by defeating BigTen Freshman of the Year Brooke Bolender. The team now moves on to the NCAA tournament, where the seeds and assignments will be announced tomorrow.
In lacrosse, the No. 5-ranked Wildcats turned in a strong performance, defeating No. 11 Virginia on the road, 8-4. NU finishes the regular season 15-2 and now moves on to the American Lacrosse Conference tournament, which is being hosted by Vanderbilt. As the second seed, the Wildcats will have a bye in the first round, which begins Thursday. NU will face the winner of the Penn State/Johns Hopkins matchup in the second round on Friday.
The men’s golf team placed second at the BigTen championships, with every Wildcat finishing even or under par on the tournament’s last day yesterday. NU started the day in third and was able to leapfrog No. 18-ranked
The softball team dropped a pair to
In baseball, NU dropped two of three to