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    Northwestern Women's Soccer Game Notes (vs. Michigan State/Michigan)
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    Oct. 5, 2006

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- After winning two road games against Minnesota and Ohio State last weekend, the 'Cats return to Evanston to host Michigan State and Michigan in their last home games of 2006. The Wildcats are 7-5 this season and sit third in the Big Ten with a 3-1 conference record.

    Last Week
    Northwestern swept its first Big Ten road weekend with wins over Minnesota and Ohio State. Kelsey Hans (Lakeville, Minn./Lakeville) scored in the second minute of the match and it was all the offense the'Cats needed to best Minnesota, 1-0.

    It took more than 103 minutes to settle, but the Wildcats defeated Ohio State in double overtime Sunday, 4-3. Alicia Herczeg's (Agoura Hills, Calif./Agoura) putback off her own rebound in the 104th minute proved to be the game-winner. The Buckeye goalie denied the freshman's first attempt, but Herczeg put her own rebound back into the net. The goal was the first for Herczeg as a Wildcat.

    On the weekend, Hans scored twice, Shannon Schneeman (St. Paul, Minn./Cretin-Derham Hall) once and Jenny Dunn (Pacific Palisades, Calif./Louisville) tallied three assists.

    Honoring the Seniors
    Northwestern will honor its senior class of Cathy Biglari (Skokie, Ill./Niles North), Tori Bohannon (Neenah, Wis./Neenah), Whitney Jones (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Glenbard West) and Katie Wright (Greenwood, Ind./Center Grove). Senior day is officially set for Sunday's 1 p.m. game against Michigan. Bohannon, a starting defender, already has three goals in 2006.

    Scouting the Spartans
    Michigan State (4-6, 0-3) dropped a pair of 1-0 contests to both Indiana and Purdue. The Spartans managed just five shots agaisnt Indiana and surrendered the game-winner in the 74th minute. Purdue scored their game-winning goal in the 73rd minute to top the Spartans. Lauren Hill leads MSU in points (16) and goals (7). Nicole Galas has played every minute in goal and average 1.24 goals per game.

    Scouting the Wolverines
    Michigan (5-5, 1-2) split their two games with Indiana and Purdue. They topped No. 19 Purdue Friday, 2-0. Melissa Dobbyn scored the game-winner. The Wolverines dropped Sunday's contest to Indiana, 2-1. Dobbyn leads Michigan in points with nine. Megan Tuura starts between the pipes for the Wolverines.

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