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    No. 3 Northwestern Routs No. 19 Vanderbilt 20-2

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Meredith Frank scored a career-high five goals on Sunday.
    Meredith Frank scored a career-high five goals on Sunday.

    Feb. 25, 2007

    Box Score

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Third-ranked Northwestern rebounded from a rare loss last weekend and evened its record to 1-1 with a dominating 20-2 win at No. 19 Vanderbilt (1-1) Sunday afternoon at the Vanderbilt Lacrosse Complex in Nashville.

    The win marks the largest margin of victory (18 points) for NU since defeating Oregon 21-2 early in the 2005 season.

    NU held the Commodores to just two late goals after Vanderbilt scored 18 in its opening win over Albany last weekend.

    Sophomore Meredith Frank scored a career-high five goals -- all in the first half -- while Kristen Kjellman recorded seven points on four goals and three assists. Sophomore Hannah Nielsen had another solid game with two goals and three assists.

    The Wildcats were all business from the outset. They led 13-0 at halftime and scored the first two goals of the second half before Vanderbilt finally got on the board with a goal from Ali Lemons midway through the period.

    Nielsen scored the first goal 1:40 into the game before the Wildcats scored seven-straight goals from three Westwood High School natives in Kjellman (3), Frank (3) and sophomore Ali Jacobs to make it 8-0 13 minutes into the game.

    Two more goals by Hilary Bowen, one by Aly Josephs and two more from Frank rounded out the scoring in the first 30 minutes.

    Northwestern outshot Vanderbilt 19-9 in the first half and 31-21 for the game.

    Also recording goals for NU were Casey Donohoe, Bailey Su and freshmen Danielle Spencer and Katrina Dowd.



    Morgan Lathrop made 11 saves in 47 minutes of action while Abby Bangser played 13 minutes with three saves.

    NU is back in action next Friday at No. 8 Notre Dame. Game time is 6 p.m. CT.