Sept. 25, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern welcomes a pair of Big Ten foes to Lakeside Field this weekend. Up first, the Wildcats will face Nebraska, who is currently receiving votes in the latest NSCAA poll, Friday at 7 p.m. and then host Iowa Sunday at 1 p.m.
Friday night is Evanston AYSO and Schwaben AC Night as the Wildcats welcome both groups to Lakeside Field. Sunday, be sure to stick around after the match for postgame autographs with the Wildcats.
Last Time Out
Northwestern opened up the 2013 Big Ten slate last Friday at No. 9 Penn State. The Wildcats battled against a Nittany Lion squad that made the NCAA finals a year ago, taking the 2-2 tie into double-overtime but PSU’s Whitney Church scored the game-winner in the 107th minute, giving PSU the narrow 3-2 victory.
Senior forward Kate Allen scored both goals for Northwestern while freshman goalkeeper Jenna Hascher had a busy night in net, making a career-high 11 saves, including seven in the first half to keep the Nittany Lions scoreless in the first frame.
Moving On Up
With her two goals Friday night, Kate Allen continues to move up in the Northwestern record book. She now has 20 career goals, which ties her for third in program history. She would need nine more to tie for second with Stephanie Erickson (1994-97) while Kelsey Hans is the NU leader at 38 goals (2004-07).
Additionally, Allen now has 48 career points, which moves her into a tie for seventh all-time with Katie Hertz (1998-01) and Dionna Latimer (1995-98). Two more points would tie her for sixth all-time with Jenny Dunn (2005-08).
Where She Ranks
She may be only a freshman but Jenna Hascher has put up some impressive numbers in her first season with the Wildcats. Heading into Friday’s match at Penn State, she had only allowed three goals in seven games played. Her current goals-against average of 0.80 ranks sixth in the Big Ten while her .860 save percentage is third. She also ranks second in the conference, making 4.62 saves per game and her three shutouts so far this year tie for third.
The Stamford, Conn., native had a shutout streak of more than 435 minutes, which ended late in the match last Friday at Penn State. She posted three-straight shutouts before PSU’s Whitney Church scored in the 80th minute Friday night.
Know the Foe: Nebraska
2013 Record: 6-2-1, 1-0-0 Big Ten
Notable: Nebraska is ranked No. 20 in the first NCAA RPI poll that was released Monday. The Huskers are currently on a four-game winning streak but have yet to record a road victory. Most recently, Nebraska recorded a 2-1 comeback victory over No. 14 Denver at home last Sunday with freshman Jaycie Johnson scoring the game-winning goal. Johnson has seven goals this year to lead all Big Ten freshmen while ranking third in the conference.
More Info: Huskers.com
Know the Foe: Iowa
2013 Record: 8-1-0, 0-1-0
Notable: NU leads the all-time series over Iowa, 10-4-1 with the Wildcats winning last year’s match, which also was in Evanston, 1-0. After posting an 8-0 nonconference record, the Hawkeyes dropped their first match of the season against No. 15 Michigan, 2-1. Junior Cloe Lacasse currently ranks third in program history in career goals (27), points (72) and game-winning goals (8).
More Info: HawkeyeSports.com
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