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Soccer: Women defeat Nebraska while men drop two more

The season is coming to a close shortly.

With the fall turned winter-spring soccer seasons nearly over, the Wildcat women advanced to 4-4 with a dominant win over Nebraska while the men dropped to 2-5-1 after suffering two tough losses.

After women’s soccer faced two tough 1-0 losses to Purdue and Wisconsin, it finally returned to its home turf at Lanny and Sharon Martin Stadium where the ‘Cats shut out the Cornhuskers 4-0 with a dominant effort.

Sophomore Aurea Martin had two goals, bringing her total to three on the season. Seniors Madi Kennel and Regan Steigleder added a pair each, and junior goalkeeper McKenzie Wood had another strong defensive game.

The ‘Cats will round out their regular season with three more games, the first of which is a matchup against the Michigan State Spartans in East Lansing on Thursday. Then, they will travel to Columbus to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes before their home finale against Illinois. At .500 on the season, Northwestern looks to compete in the Big Ten Tournament next, beginning April 8.

Northwestern men’s soccer dropped to 2-5-1 on the season after two tough shutout losses. The first was an overtime loss versus the Penn State Nittany Lions at home, and the second was a defeat in a rematch against the Indiana Hoosiers in Bloomington.

The ‘Cats look to finish the regular season off strong with two home games at Sharon and Lanny Martin Stadium, the first of which is slated for Saturday against Maryland. After an April 4 matchup against Rutgers, they will await the next week for postseason play.