Oct. 4, 2012
Northwestern (4-7-2, 0-5-0 B1G) vs. No. 23 Michigan (10-2-1, 4-0-1 B1G)
Saturday, Oct. 6 • 7 p.m. • Lakeside Field
Live Stats: Gametracker
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Ticket Prices: $7 Adults • $4 Youth/Seniors • $3 Groups of 15 or more
Northwestern Women's Soccer Season Stats
After playing six straight weekends with Friday/Sunday matches, Northwestern has just one game this weekend, hosting No. 23 Michigan Saturday night at Lakeside Field. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT and Saturday's game is the second-to-last home match, so be sure to stop by Lakeside Field to catch the Wildcats! Fans will receive a FREE Northwestern soccer t-shirt while supplies last.
A number of former Northwestern women's soccer players are expected to be in attendance as Saturday's match is Alumni Night.
Wildcats Help Hallie
In case you missed it last weekend, the Big Ten Network Women's Report aired a special feature on the Wildcats and their biggest fan, 6-year-old Hallie Munro. Click here to watch the feature and check out the photo gallery from Hallie's visit to Lakeside Field on Aug. 31.
Last Time Out
The Wildcats took to the road last weekend, taking on two Big Ten teams. The weekend began on Friday night at the Boilermaker Soccer Complex in West Lafayette, Ind., where the `Cats battled against Purdue. Sophomore goalkeeper Anna Cassell had five saves on the game, however, Purdue was able to slip one past her with just over 10 minutes left in regulation, leading the Boilermakers to a 1-0 victory.
Northwestern had its second match of the weekend on Sunday afternoon in Bloomington, Ind., where NU dropped another close one to the Indiana Hoosiers. The `Cats managed just one shot on goal in the first half, but turned up the heat in the second half, firing off nine shots, including sophomore KK Barr's attempt early in the second half that hit the crossbar. The Hoosiers capitalized on a breakaway midway through the frame and held off numerous attempts by Northwestern towards the end of the game to secure the 1-0 win.
Last Time vs. Michigan
Northwestern defeated Michigan in a tight match in Ann Arbor last fall. The 'Cats got on the board midway through the second half when Nicole Jewell had a long throw in that was flicked into the back of the net by a player on the Wolverine defense. Tough defense by the Wildcats secured their 1-0 victory, as they fought off 18 shots by Michigan, 12 of which came in the second half. Last year's victory marked the second time in program history that Northwestern women's soccer beat Michigan in Ann Arbor, the first time being in 1995.
Michigan (10-2-1, 4-0-1 B1G) is currently ranked No. 23 in the latest NSCAA poll. Last Sunday the Wolverines defeated Nebraska 2-1 in double overtime after junior Nkem Ezurike scored the game-winning goal in the 101st minute. Ezurike also leads the team in scoring with six of Michigan's 23 goals this season. Michigan is currently undefeated in Big Ten Conference play and has one tie on its record, coming against Iowa last Friday. U-M's other three Big Ten wins came against Indiana (3-0), Minnesota (1-0) and then-No. 14 Wisconsin (3-0).
Following this weekend, NU has five Big Ten regular-season contests remaining. The Wildcats hit the road next weekend, taking on Wisconsin Friday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. and then meet Minnesota on its home pitch Sunday, Oct. 14 at 1 p.m.
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