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    This Week In Northwestern Athletics - Week of Oct. 21-28, 2014

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    'Cats Give Back

    Wednesday, Oct. 22 • Wildcats Stand Up and ROARR • Haven Middle School • Evanston, Ill.

    Northwestern Wildcats student-athletes will visit Haven Middle School in Evanston to continue the anti-bullying message through the Wildcats Stand Up and ROARR Program. Student-athletes will present to the entire 6th grade throughout the day.

    Thursday, Oct. 23 • 17th Annual Field Day • Turf Practice Field • Evanston, Ill.

    Northwestern Athletics host its 17th annual Field Day allowing children from the Evanston area a chance to meet and interact with some of their favorite Wildcat student-athletes. Over 150 children from Family Focus, the McGaw YMCA, the Youth Organization Umbrella and Fleetwood Jourdain will descend on the Athletics complex turf practice field to participate in activities encompassing the entire scope of the Wildcat athletic department. Student-athletes from nearly all of the 19 varsity sports teams will either instruct the young fans on some of the intricacies of their individual sports or create fun games for the participants to play.


    Women's Soccer

    Friday, Oct. 24  •  7 p.m. • vs. Michigan • Lakeside Field • Evanston, Ill.
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    Sunday, Oct. 26 •  1 p.m. • vs. Michigan State • Lakeside Field • Evanston, Ill.
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    Notable: Head coach Michael Moynihan and the Wildcats return home to Lakeside Field this weekend after a successful road trip to Piscataway, N.J. where they defeated nationally ranked Rutgers 1-0 in overtime. Sophomore Addie Steiner netted her team-leading ninth goal of the season in the 97th minute Sunday afternoon to stun No. 14 Scarlet Knights with their first home loss since Oct. 24, 2013. The Wildcats also broke Rutgers' five-game winning streak. The `Cats return home to Lakeside Field this weekend to host No. 24 Michigan Wolverines on Friday, Oct. 24, at 7 p.m. and Michigan State on Sunday, Oct.26 at 1 p.m. BTN Plus on BTN2GO will stream live both games. 

    Promotion and Ticket Information: Two great chances to catch the Wildcats in action at Lakeside Field. Join us on Friday at 7 p.m. for a Big Ten match versus Michigan. The first 100 students in attendance will receive a free NU Soccer shirt. Members of the Evanston AYSO and the Wilmette Wings are invited to participate in our pregame high five tunnel! The `Cats wrap up the weekend on Sunday when the `Cats take on Michigan State at 1 p.m. Tickets are available at the entrance to Lakeside Field or by calling 888-GO-PURPLE. 


    Field Hockey

    Saturday, Oct. 25 • Noon • vs. Ohio State • Lakeside Field • Evanston, Ill.
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    Notable: No. 9 Northwestern (11-5, 5-1 B1G) hosts its final Big Ten game of the season Saturday as it takes on Ohio State at Lakeside Field. The contest will be the Wildcats' first home game since Sept. 28 as the squad has played its last five contests away from Evanston. NU split a pair of conference contests last weekend, falling 2-1 at Michigan on Friday before bouncing back to defeat Michigan State 5-2 on Sunday. With two league matchups left on their schedule, the `Cats are tied for first place in the Big Ten with Michigan and Maryland. Northwestern will wrap up Big Ten play at Penn State Friday, Oct. 31.   

    Promotion: The `Cats are back at Lakeside Field and will host Ohio State this Saturday at noon. Its time to purple out Lakeside Field! The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free NU Field Hockey shirt.   


    Women's Volleyball

    Friday, Oct. 24 • 7 p.m. • vs. No. 13 Purdue • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, Ill.
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    Saturday, Oct. 25 • 7 p.m. • vs. Indiana • Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, Ill.
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    Notable: Dating back to the 2013 season, Northwestern has won 19 of its last 25 matches (76 percent) at Welsh-Ryan Arena, including eight of the first nine contests in 2014. NU's biggest of the eight wins came on Sunday, Oct. 5 in an upset of No. 18 Minnesota, while its only loss came against sixth-ranked Wisconsin on Oct. 1. All five of Northwestern's home losses in 2013 came against Big Ten teams ranked 17th or better.

    Wildcat Juniors Night: All members of the Wildcat Juniors Volleyball Club will get $3 admission to the Friday match vs. Purdue.

    Alumnae Night: Don't miss your chance to see some of your favorite former Wildcats back in Evanston on Friday as a number of former NU greats make the trip back to Welsh-Ryan Arena.

    Girl Scout Madness: Join the Northwestern Volleyball team for the 2nd annual Scout Madness Late Night Party! Watch the Wildcats take on Indiana on Saturday and stay after the match to hang out with the NU volleyball players. Expect fun and games, and go home with an NU hat, patch and t-shirt. Dinner is provided before the match. For more information, email wildcatmarketing@northwestern.edu.


    Men's and Women's Swimming

    Saturday, Oct. 25 • 1 p.m. CT • vs. UIC and Oakland • Norris Aquatics Center • Evanston, Ill.
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    Notable: With both the men's and women's swimming and diving programs coming off season-opening wins last week, the two squads will host UIC and Oakland Saturday at the Norris Aquatics Center in a combined three-way dual meet. The Northwestern men traveled to perennial MAC power Eastern Michigan last week and came away with a decisive victory led by freshman Alex Snarski and junior Jordan Wilimovsky. The Wildcats women hosted Big Ten foe Illinois last week and earned a 20-point win led by a number of strong underclassmen swims and depth throughout each event. Admission is FREE to the Norris Aquatics Center for all meets; come this week because NU does not return home until late November for the three-day TYR Invitational.


    Women's Fencing

    Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 25-26 • 8 a.m. • USFA Remenyik Open • Henry Crown Sports Pavilion  • Evanston, Ill.
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    Notable: After taking a week off from competition, the Wildcats are back in action this weekend when they host the United States Fencing Association Remenyik Open at the Henry Crown Sports Pavilion. The event is named in honor of Charlotte Remenyik, Northwestern's first head coach in the modern era and the only other person to hold that position, aside from current head coach Laurie Schiller, during that period.

    Women's Cross Country

    Friday, Oct. 24 • 4 p.m. CT • at Illini Open • U of I Arboretum

    Notable: Northwestern head coach April Likhite has one final week to set her lineup for the upcoming Big Ten Championships (Sunday, Nov. 2) and will take advantage of Friday's Illini Open as an opportunity to evaluate her Wildcats as they bid for a place in the meet. The Illini Open is a 5K race with several regional schools competing and is slated to begin at 4 p.m. CT at the U of I Arboretum.


    Men's Soccer

    Sunday, Oct. 26 • 1 p.m. CT • at Michigan State • East Lansing, Mich.
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    Notable: This past weekend saw both men's and women's soccer teams celebrating in Piscataway, N.J. as the men's team blanked Rutgers 2-0 on Saturday while the women's squad defeated the nationally ranked Scarlet Knights on Sunday. Senior goalkeeper Tyler Miller preserved the clean sheet for his Big Ten-leading eighth shutout of the season and the program-record 35th of his career. The Wildcats defense, eighth in the nation in goals-against average, and the offensive prowess of Cole Missimo and Mike Roberge combined to lead the `Cats in the victory. The No. 19 Northwestern Wildcats will continue their stretch of five consecutive road games with a trip to East Lansing to take on the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, Oct. 26. Head coach Tim Lenahan's squad has lost only one of the last eight contests and has a record 7-2-4 overall and 2-1-2 in the Big Ten. The Spartans (9-2-2 overall, 3-1-1 Big Ten) have won six of their last eight games. BTN Plus on BTN2GO will stream live from DeMartin Stadium starting at 1 p.m. CT.


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