This Week in Northwestern Athletics: May 20

3 Northwestern plans will be in action this weekend, headlined by postseason action for lacrosse and softball.

Just after defeating Denver in the 2nd spherical of the NCAA Event, the 2nd-ranked Wildcats take on the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils in the quarterfinal spherical. Northwestern has defeated Duke in every single of the final two seasons by a combined margin of 5 goals.

The ‘Cats routed Denver in the 2nd spherical, having the match 19-4. Izzy Scane scored eight goals in the match location the method document for goals in a single period in the method. Northwestern’s 19 goals was the most scored against Denver this period. 

The Wildcats are not strangers to the NCAA Quarterfinals, generating the quarterfinal spherical 14 out of the final 16 seasons. Evanston hosted the quarterfinal in 2019. NU defeat the Syracuse Orange in their property quarterfinal by a score of 18-14. 

Northwestern Softball returns to their third straight NCAA Event overall look and the sixth of the final seven seasons. Past time out, the ‘Cats moved on to the Tremendous Regional spherical with two wins about Louisville and a win about Southern Illinois. 

NU faces No. 14 Kentucky initially in the Regional spherical of the NCAA Event, their 2nd all-time matchup in method heritage. The match is scheduled for Friday at eleven a.m. CT and will be broadcast on ESPN2. Miami (OH) and Notre Dame also sign up for the WIldcats in the Lexington Regional. 

NU has advanced to the NCAA Regional ultimate eight occasions under the Drohans, successful its region 5 occasions and generating two outings to the Women’s College World Collection. Most just lately in 2019, the Wildcats secured a Leading-16 seed and advanced to their initially NCAA Tremendous Regional in eleven yrs immediately after successful the Evanston Regional.

Morgan Newport is coming off a stellar Senior Weekend, earning her 2nd Significant 10 Participant of the Week honor of the period. She reached foundation in every plate overall look in her final two video games. 

NU hosts the Iowa Hawkeyes for a a few-match series this weekend, their ultimate homestand of the period. The initially match of the series is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on the Significant 10 Community. 

Shawn Goosenberg has experienced the very hot bat of late, sporting a 6-match hitting streak. Goosenberg is eleven of his final 24 with a property operate, two doubles, 5 operates and 4 RBI.