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    Wildcats Defeat U.S. National Team 19-13

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Kristen Kjellman tallied two goals and four assists against the U.S. team Sunday.
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    Kristen Kjellman tallied two goals and four assists against the U.S. team Sunday.
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    USLacrosse Recap

    Jan. 29, 2006

    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Northwestern started its 2006 season with an exhibition match against the U.S. women's lacrosse team, and the result was a 19-13 victory for the Wildcats.

    The exhibition contest consisted of three 30-minute periods.

    The 'Cats jumped on the U.S. team early in the first period and led 8-6 after the first 30 minutes and 14-9 after 60.

    But even in the final 30 minutes, the 'Cats never took their foot off the gas pedal, outscoring the U.S. team 5-4 in the final stanza for the seven-goal victory.

    Northwestern, which is coming off a 21-0 season that included an NCAA national championship, now prepares for its season-opening match on Feb. 12 at Maryland.

    Score by Period:
    NU 8 - 6 - 5 = 19
    US 6 - 3 - 4 = 13

    Northwestern Scoring Breakdown:
    Kristen Kjellman: 2 goals, 4 assists
    Meredith Frank: 4 goals
    Aly Josephs: 3 goals
    Laura Glassanos: 3 goals
    Sarah Albrecht: 2 goals, 1 assist
    Hannah Nielsen: 2 goals
    Hilary Bowen: 1 goal
    Lindsey Munday: 1 goal
    Caitlin Jackson: 1 goal
    Casey Donohoe: 1 assist