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    NU 2012 Spring Schedule

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Jarrett Baughman will be one of the senior leaders for the 'Cats in the fall.
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    Jarrett Baughman will be one of the senior leaders for the 'Cats in the fall.
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    March 9, 2012

    EVANSTON, Ill. – Defending Big Ten champion Northwestern men’s soccer kicks off its 2012 spring schedule Saturday, March 10. The ’Cats take on ACC foe Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C., at 7 p.m., marking the start of the five-event spring slate.
     
    The first match of the spring season features two 2011 NCAA Tournament teams as NU made its fifth NCAA appearance in the last six seasons after winning the Big Ten regular season and tournament crowns, and Wake Forest also made its 10th appearance in the last 11 years.
     
    After Saturday’s match, the Wildcats are off until Sunday, April 1 when they head north of the border, to take on UW-Milwaukee at 3:30 p.m.
     
    Two home events are scheduled for April 14 and 21. On Saturday, April 14, Northwestern hosts two teams at Lakeside Field, beginning with UW-Parkside at 10 a.m. and UW-Whitewhater at 12:30 p.m. UW-Whitewater and UW-Parkside will play each other at 11:15 a.m. The ’Cats host this year’s edition of the Chicago Cup on Saturday, April 21, with games beginning at 3:30 p.m.
     
    Northwestern then closes out the spring schedule Saturday, April 28 playing University of Chicago at noon on their home pitch and then against Lewis University at 1:20 p.m.
     
    Below is the complete 2012 spring schedule, which is subject to change.

    Saturday, March 10 (at Wake Forest)
    Northwestern - 0
    Wake Forest - 0

    Coach Lenahan on the Wake Forest game: "It was a great spring game for us against us a very good opponent. We were a little sluggish in the first 15 minutes but that is probably to be expected after we bussed overnight 13 hours to play. Tommy (Tombridge) kept us in the game in the first half with a couple of great saves. After about the 20 minute mark or so, we settled in and the game was pretty much even from there, although they had a little more possession. You don’t get to play that level game that often in the spring so it was a very good experience for us."

    Sunday, April 1 (at UW-Milwaukee)
    Northwestern - 1
    UW-Milwaukee - 0
    NU Goal: Eric Weberman (unassisted)

    Saturday, April 14 (Lakeside Field)
    Northwestern - 3
    UW-Parkside - 0
    NU Goals: Connor Holloway (Reed Losee, Grant Wilson)
    Grant Wilson (Scott Lakin)
    Eric Weberman (Scott Lakin, Reed Losee)

    Northwestern - 2
    UW-Whitewater - 0
    NU Goals: Reed Losee (Chris Ritter)
    Jarrett Baughman (Reed Losee)

    Saturday, April 21 (Lakeside Field) - Northwestern wins third annual Chicago Cup
    Northwestern - 3
    DePaul - 0
    NU Goals: Connor Holloway (Reed Losee, Chris Ritter)
    Reed Losee (unassisted)
    Chris Ritter (Grant Wilson)

    Championship Game
    Northwestern - 0
    Loyola - 0
    Northwestern wins on PKs ... Chris Ritter converts fifth PK after Tyler Miller made final save for NU

    Other Games
    Loyola - 1
    UIC - 0

    Consolation Game
    DePaul - 0
    UIC - 0

    Saturday, April 28 (at University of Chicago)
    Northwestern - 2
    University of Chicago - 0
    NU Goals: Eric Weberman (unassisted), Kyle Schickel (unassisted)

    Northwestern - 0
    Lewis University - 1

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