Sep 8, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. -- With the Wildcats set to officially report to campus on Wednesday (Sept. 11), Northwestern women's lacrosse and five-time national coach of the year Kelly Amonte Hiller have announced their slate of competitions for the 2013 fall ball season.
Fans of the seven-time national champions have multiple opportunities to see the 'Cats live at Lakeside Field in Evanston this fall, beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 4, when Northwestern hosts a familiar foe in the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. The following week, Northwestern will welcome second-year Division I program Marquette to Lakeside at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Both games are free and open to the general public.
Northwestern's first outside competition of the fall season comes in the form of a double-header in Indianapolis on Sunday, Sept. 29. Hosted at Park Tudor School in Indy, the day-long women's lacrosse event begins at 11 a.m. and features Northwestern, Notre Dame and NU's fellow American Lacrosse Conference member Ohio State.
NU's second road trip this fall will take the Wildcats to the campus of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., where on Saturday, Oct. 12, the 'Cats will match up with several opponents at the all-day Navy Playday event. On Sunday (Oct. 13), Northwestern will stay in Annapolis to take on defending NCAA champion North Carolina at noon ET.
The Wildcats will wrap the fall schedule by taking on their talented predecessors and former teammates in the annual Northwestern Lacrosse Alumni Game. The matchup will take place Friday, Oct. 18, at Lakeside Field, with opening draw scheduled for 8:30 p.m. The game is free and open to the public.
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Amonte Hiller this fall brings back a squad that features seven returning starters from a 2013 team that finished 19-3, claimed an ALC Tournament title and reached the semifinals of the NCAA Championship.
2013 Northwestern Fall Ball Schedule
Sunday, Sept. 29: vs. Ohio State, Notre Dame (Indianapolis, Ind.)
GAME 1: Ohio State vs. Northwestern (11:40 a.m. ET)
GAME 2: Notre Dame vs. Northwestern (1:20 p.m. ET)
Friday, Oct. 4: vs. Notre Dame (Evanston) -- 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8: vs. Marquette (Evanston) -- 7 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12: Navy Playday -- All Day
GAME 1 (10:30am-11:05am ET): James Madison vs. Northwestern (Rip Miller Turf)
GAME 2 (2:30pm-3:05pm ET): Georgetown vs. Northwestern (Rip Miller Turf)
GAME 3 (4:30pm-5:05pm ET): Boston College vs. Northwestern (Farragut Turf)
GAME 4 (5:10pm-5:45pm ET): Denver vs. Northwestern (Farragut Turf)
Sunday, Oct. 13: vs. North Carolina -- Noon ET
Friday, Oct. 18: Northwestern Alumni Game (Evanston) -- 8:30 p.m.
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