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This Week in Northwestern Athletics: April 21

6 applications will be in action for this weekend, headlined by the Major Ten Championships for the Field Hockey and Women’s Golf applications:

Field Hockey
Field hockey plays No. eight Rutgers in its very first sport of the Major Ten Tournament Wednesday night time in Iowa Town, Iowa. The matchup is scheduled to start out at 6:30 p.m. CT on the Major Ten Community. All 9 Major Ten teams will compete in the postseason bracket hosted at Iowa’s Grant Field from April 20-24. 

The Wildcats secured the Tournament’s three seed right after a enormous two-sport sweep of the then-No. 2 Iowa Hawkeyes very last weekend. Redshirt sophomore Bente Baekers shined in the set, scoring all three of Northwestern’s plans versus Iowa. Baekers prospects the team with ten plans on the time and is tied with Christen Conley for the team guide with 5 assists. She at present ranks 20th in the nation in plans per sport and twenty first in details per sport.

Women’s Golf
Women’s golf is set to compete in the Major Ten Championships this weekend from April 23-25 at TPC’s River Bend in Maineville, Ohio. Northwestern has impressed at the competitiveness above the very last ten years, winning the title in 2013, 2015 and 2016. The Tournament was canceled very last yr in reaction to COVID-19.

Sophomore Irene Kim and junior Kelly Sim took house Major Ten Women’s Golfer of the 7 days honors very last month right after powerful performances at the Bruin/Wave and Ping ASU Invitationals. Kim took house a 2nd location complete at Bruin/Wave though encouraging the team to the exact same placement on a person of the most tough programs in the place. Sim took house the unique title at Ping ASU, going -five above 54 holes at the competitiveness.

The Wildcats enter the postseason off a powerful fifth-location complete at the Indiana Invitational among a group of typically Major Ten colleges. Chicago’s Major Ten Workforce placed a person spot better than in-state rival Illinois.

Coming off a series victory above Iowa, the ‘Cats seem to have their momentum into the four-sport series versus No. 20 Michigan. Final Friday, Danielle Williams created history with the program’s fifth perfect sport in history. She gathered six strikeouts in seven innings of function. WIlliams was awarded Major Ten Pitcher of the 7 days for her dominant weekend efficiency. 

Rachel Lewis fell just a double quick of the cycle in the exact same sport. She picked up her fifth homer of the time to go together with three runs and two RBI. 

NU is 21-7 and sits at third in the Major Ten at the rear of just Minnesota and Michigan, who sits atop the Major Ten. The Wildcats have not squared off versus the Wolverines given that 2017. The very first matchup of the series will be broadcast on ESPNU on Friday, April 23 at 6 p.m. CT.

Men’s Golf
Northwestern men’s golf will hit the one-way links this weekend for their sixth tournament of the time. They will travel to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Kepler Intercollegiate. 

John Driscoll is coming off a powerful efficiency at the Boilermaker Invitational, ending tied for fourth at three-beneath on the weekend. Driscoll completed ahead of four best-100 golfers and a best-5 golfer. Driscoll dominated the par 5’s, scoring six-beneath on the par 5’s for the tournament. The sophomore also completed with the third most pars in the subject.

James Imai completed best-25 though also destroying the par 5’s ending with a four.67 scoring average on people holes. Varun Chopra completed tied for the fourth most birdies in the subject. 

Abide by the Kepler Intercollegiate in this article on Golfstat beginning Saturday, April twenty fourth.

After a six-sport homestand, Northwestern can make a brief highway vacation to Iowa Town this weekend for two games with Maryland and two with Iowa. The Wildcats will participate in the Terps Saturday night time and Sunday afternoon with very first pitch scheduled for five:05 p.m. and 12:05 p.m., respectively. The games with the Hawkeyes will start out at four:05 p.m. Sunday and 3:05 p.m. Monday. All times are in CT.

Chicago’s Major Ten Workforce has been mashing baseballs this time, previously collecting 47 house runs. Northwestern’s one.96 house runs per sport are the most in the nation. The ‘Cats additional eleven to that complete all through the homestand, together with Vincent Bianchina’s house runs in again-to-again innings all through the eight-five acquire above Indiana very last Saturday.

Cross Region
The women’s cross place team will be getting a brief jog to Champaign, Illinois to compete in the Major Ten Relays. 

Final time out, the ‘Cats done very well at the Major Ten Invite #2, with three runners ending in the best-ten in their respective occasions. Clare Serious completed seventh in the 1500m race, climbing to 2nd on the Northwestern all-time leaderboard. 

First-yr Emily Casaclang took very first in segment a person of the 1500m. She now sits ninth on the Northwestern leaderboard. Sophomore Kalea Bartolotto took fourth in the ten,000m race, ending with a time of 34:58.