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    Northwestern Closes Out Regular-Season Road Slate

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Caroline Troncelliti ranks second on the team with six goals this season.
    Sophomore Caroline Troncelliti ranks second on the team with six goals this season.

    Oct. 25, 2013

    at Michigan State
     Date  Saturday, Oct. 26 | Noon CT
     Location  Ralphy Young Field  | East Lansing, Mich.
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    at Central Michigan
     Date  Sunday, Oct. 27 | 11 a.m. CT
     Location  CMU Field Hockey Complex  | Mt. Pleasant, Mich.
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    The Last Meeting
    No. 20 Michigan State1
    October 19, 2012
    Evanston, Ill.
    Last-Second Saves Allow Wildcats to Edge Spartans, 2-1
    Maddy Carpenter made two saves in the final 10 seconds of regulation and Julia Retzky made a defensive save as time expired as No. 8 Northwestern held on for dear life to defeat No. 20 Michigan State 2-1 Friday.

    The Last Meeting
    Central Michigan0
    October 14, 2012
    Evanston, Ill.
    No. 9 Wildcats Outlast Weather, Chippewas For 6-0 Win
    Ninth-ranked Northwestern endured a two-hour weather delay in the second half as the Wildcats posted a 6-0 home victory over Central Michigan Sunday afternoon.

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- No. 13 Northwestern closes out a month-long road trip as it travels to Michigan State on Saturday before heading to Central Michigan on Sunday.

    Saturday's contest gets underway at noon Central time, while Sunday's matchup is slated for 11 a.m. CT. The games are NU's final regular-season road contests of the 2013 regular season. The 'Cats will close out their regular season at home against Ohio State next Friday.

    The Wildcats haven't played a home game during the month of October and this weekend's two matches are the fifth and sixth consecutive on the road for Northwestern.

    The 'Cats split a pair of road matches last weekend, notching a 2-0 win at Indiana on Friday behind two goals by senior Nikki Parsley, who raised her team-leading total to 12. NU allowed just two shots by the Hoosiers in the entire contest.

    Northwestern was then edged by No. 17 Louisville on Sunday, falling 2-0.

    Saturday's match at Michigan State features two teams that could still earn a share of the Big Ten regular-season title. Both squads are one game behind Penn State in the conference standings. The Nittany Lions clinched at least a share of the conference crown Friday with a 2-1 win at Iowa.

    Northwestern has been led by a strong defense that leads the Big Ten and ranks fifth nationally with a 1.16 goals-against average.


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