Lacrosse: Defense plays central role in No. 2 Cats’ Final Four loss

Joshua Hoffman/Daily Senior Staffer Senior midfielder Brennan Dwyer defends a Syracuse player during Friday’s semifinal in Towson. Dwyer recorded five draws during the defeat. Lacrosse TOWSON, Md. — Northwestern’s fire-powered offense set records this season, including a new national mark for average goals per game.  But that offensive strength couldn’t save the Wildcats (15-1, 13-0… Continue reading Lacrosse: Defense plays central role in No. 2 Cats’ Final Four loss

Lacrosse: Second half surge fuels No. 2 Northwestern to victory over Denver

Lacrosse After 30 minutes, No. 2 Northwestern was in control of its 2021 NCAA Tournament debut against Denver.  The Wildcats (14-0, 11-0 Big Ten), who boast the nation’s top scoring offense, consistently found a way to the net and maintained possession by outnumbering the Pioneers (16-2, 10-0 Big East) on draw controls. But the first… Continue reading Lacrosse: Second half surge fuels No. 2 Northwestern to victory over Denver

Lacrosse: Northwestern rolls past Denver to advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

Kelsey Carroll/The Daily Northwestern Sophomore attacker Erin Coykendall runs downfield. Coykendall played a big role in NU’s second round NCAA Tournament victory against Denver, notching six assists. Lacrosse Northwestern secured its first non-conference victory of 2021 by defeating Denver 19-4 on Sunday in Evanston to advance to next weekend’s NCAA Quarterfinals. Even though the Pioneers… Continue reading Lacrosse: Northwestern rolls past Denver to advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

Lacrosse: Northwestern receives No. 2 seed, first-round bye in NCAA Tournament

Lacrosse Northwestern is dancing. The No. 2 Wildcats (13-0, 11-0 Big Ten) received the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye in the 2021 NCAA Division I Women’s Lacrosse Championship during Sunday’s Selection Show. NU was an automatic tournament qualifier after securing the Big Ten Tournament title on Sunday May 2.  The Cats will host… Continue reading Lacrosse: Northwestern receives No. 2 seed, first-round bye in NCAA Tournament

Lacrosse: Northwestern stays connected despite season’s premature end

(Daily file photo by Joshua Hoffman) The Wildcats gather in a huddle. NU has been staying connected through Zoom calls, group workouts and TikTok challenges since their season was canceled on March 12. Lacrosse Northwestern’s lacrosse season ended just as the Wildcats were on the verge of a breakthrough. NU opened its season with a… Continue reading Lacrosse: Northwestern stays connected despite season’s premature end

Lacrosse: Northwestern pulls off comeback against Stanford

Lacrosse Entering Sunday’s matchup, Northwestern had won eight consecutive games against Stanford dating back to 2004. The No. 7 Wildcats continued that streak Sunday, defeating the Cardinal 25-18 at Ryan Fieldhouse. The victory marked the 300th career win for coach Kelly Amonte Hiller. NU (4-2) played most of the second half without one of their… Continue reading Lacrosse: Northwestern pulls off comeback against Stanford

Lacrosse: No. 6 Wildcats look to bounce back against Stanford

Daily file photo by Joshua Hoffman Claire Smith runs down the field. Smith and the Wildcats will look to bounce back from last weekend’s loss this Sunday against Stanford. Lacrosse Following a tough loss last weekend, Northwestern is hoping to rebound this Sunday against Stanford. The No. 6 Wildcats (3-2, 0-0 Big Ten) suffered their… Continue reading Lacrosse: No. 6 Wildcats look to bounce back against Stanford