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Northwestern lacrosse season ends in bitter defeat to Notre Dame

Northwestern lacrosse season ends in bitter defeat to Notre Dame
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The Wildcats’ lacrosse team suffered a 15-3 defeat at the hands of Notre Dame in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The loss eliminated Northwestern and ended its season in South Bend, Indiana.

Notre Dame got out to an early 4-goal lead in just over 10 minutes of game time, which would ultimately prove too big of a lead for NU to overcome. Fighting Irish attackers Cortney Fortunato and Grace Muller led the way with 4 goals apiece.

For the Cats, Selena Lasota, Christina Esposito and Kaleigh Craig each scored one goal. Freshman goalie Mallory Weisse made 10 saves.

NU ends the season at 11-10.

Women’s tennis season comes to an end against No. 3 North Carolina

Women’s tennis season comes to an end against No. 3 North Carolina
(Daily file photo by Sophie Mann)

By Mike Marut

In a valiant effort to try to topple its first top-5 ranked opponent since 2014, Northwestern came up short to No. 3 North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Championships, 4-2.

The match had a tough start with the Wildcats losing the doubles point, but sophomore Alex Chatt quickly earned NU its first singles point of the day. Half of all singles matches went to a third set.

Sophomore Maddie Lipp at court No. 2, senior Alicia Barnett at court No. 3 and junior Brooke Rischbieth at court No. 6 all gave their opponents runs for their money. The only other singles victory came from Lipp and the final blow came from Rischbieth’s loss at No. 6.

The Wildcats end the season with a 14-11 overall record.

Morning Roundup: May 13, 2016

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Morning Roundup: May 13, 2016
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In the next installment of our Curtain Call series profiling Northwestern seniors, Benjy Apelbaum takes a look at men’s tennis senior Fedor Baev and his time with the Wildcats. Additionally, we have some weekend previews on tap…

  • Claire Hansen takes a look at the lacrosse team’s opening round game for the NCAA Tournament.
  • Garrett Jochnau writes about the men’s tennis team attempting to advance past the NCAA Regionals for the first time in a while.
  • Robbie Markus describes a women’s tennis team hungry for more success in their own NCAA Regional match after a solid Big Ten season.
  • Ben Pope highlights Senior Day festivities for the baseball team in their final home series against Cal.

And here’s a look at Friday’s back page:

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Morning Roundup: May 12, 2016

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Morning Roundup: May 12, 2016
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With most Northwestern teams beginning their postseason tournaments this weekend, we’ve started our preview coverage at The Daily. Here’s what you should know…

  • Melissa Haniff takes a look at the softball Big Ten Tournament and how the Wildcats are thankful for their first-round bye.
  • Mike Marut and Robbie Markus discuss the women’s tennis team’s chances in the weekend NCAA Regionals.
  • Garrett Jochnau and Benjy Apelbaum debate where this year’s men’s tennis team ranks in the annals of Northwestern history
  • Sophie Mann previews the cross country meet this weekend in nearby Naperville, Illinois.
  • Three football start times were announced Wednesday morning, including the Wildcats’ homecoming game.
  • Four softball players earned all-Big Ten honors, with Andrea Filler and Amy Letourneau taking home first team awards.
  • The grandson of Lou Malnati of the famous pizzeria chain walked on to the men’s basketball team, according to the Chicago Tribune.
  • Men’s golfer Dylan Wu qualified for the U.S. Open sectional qualifier, in addition to a volunteer assistant coach.
  • Former NU soccer star Joey Calistri made his first career MLS start Wednesday night.

And here’s a look at Thursday’s back page:

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Tino Malnati, grandson of Lou Malnati, joins Northwestern men’s basketball as walk-on

Tino Malnati, grandson of Lou Malnati, joins Northwestern men’s basketball as walk-on
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The grandson of the founder of Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria, Tino Malnati, has joined the Northwestern men’s basketball team as a walk-on, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune.

Tino Malnati is a former point guard at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. He reportedly considered Division II and Division III schools before deciding to join the Wildcats. Malnati’s father, Rick, coached New Trier basketball from 1999-2008.

Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria opened its first location in 1971 in Lincolnwood, Illinois and now has over 40 locations.

Morning Roundup: May 10, 2016

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Morning Roundup: May 10, 2016
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We continue with our coverage of the past weekend of Northwestern sports…

  • Cole Paxton describes a baseball team jubilant over its first Big Ten sweep in nearly a decade.
  • Marty Johnson delivers a recap of the softball team’s sweep to return to .500.
  • Mike Marut tells the story of an ex-Wildcat who turned coach for the women’s tennis program.
  • Men’s tennis coach Arvid Swan and associate head coach Chris Klingemann both earned regional honors Monday.

And here’s a look at Tuesday’s back page:

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Morning Roundup: May 9, 2016

Morning Roundup: May 9, 2016
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A busy weekend took place for Northwestern sports teams. Here’s what happened…

  • The lacrosse team made it to the Big Ten Tournament championship game but ultimately fell to Maryland.
  • Dan Waldman discusses how a big second-half run by the Terrapins ultimately sunk the Cats.
  • Despite the loss, the lacrosse team earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and will face Louisville in the first round on Friday.
  • Joe Wilkinson recaps a successful run for the women’s golf team, which won their NCAA Regional bracket by 18 strokes.
  • In September, the Northwestern football team will host two prime time games against Duke and Nebraska.
  • Former baseball captain Kyle Ruchim had his contract with the independent Schaumburg Boomers purchased by the Chicago White Sox.

And here’s a look at Monday’s back page:

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Northwestern football to get two prime time games

Northwestern football to get two prime time games
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Two of the Wildcats’ September games will be slotted for prime time, the program announced Monday morning.

On September 17, Northwestern will host Duke at 7 p.m., and on September 24 the Cats will kick off their Big Ten schedule against Nebraska at 6:30 p.m. Both games will be shown on the Big Ten Network.

In 2015, NU defeated Duke in Durham, North Carolina, 19-10 and narrowly escaped from Lincoln, Nebraska with a 30-28 victory.

Morning Roundup: May 6, 2016

Morning Roundup: May 6, 2016
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Northwestern’s varsity seasons are winding down, but our coverage of the teams isn’t. Here’s what you need to know for Friday…

  • Claire Hansen reviews a dominant win for lacrosse, which guaranteed the Wildcats eligibility for the NCAA Tournament.
  • Ben Pope previews a weekend series for baseball against Purdue, pitting the two worst teams in the Big Ten against each other.
  • Marty Johnson writes about the softball team’s last series of the season — Northwestern needs to win all three games to finish the regular season at .500.

And here’s Friday’s back page:

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Morning Roundup: May 5, 2016

Morning Roundup: May 5, 2016
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Wednesday night was one Northwestern fans would probably like to forget. The baseball and softball teams each traveled to Chicago-based schools, UIC and DePaul respectively, and both lost in walkoff fashion.

  • Melissa Haniff takes you through the softball loss, which endangered the team’s chances at an NCAA Tournament bid.
  • Max Gelman recaps the baseball loss, putting the game in the context of a season filled with losing.
  • In our next installment of ‘Curtain Call’, Mike Marut profiles women’s tennis senior Alicia Barnett and her growth through tough losses on and off the court.
  • Dan Waldman previewed the lacrosse team’s opening Big Ten Tournament match, which is taking place in Evanston this year.
  • Joe Wilkinson takes a look at the women’s golf team and its chances on advancing past the NCAA Regionals.
  • More Wildcats won awards, and even more Wildcats were selected for tournaments.

And here’s a look at Thursday’s back page:

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