Monday, May 25, 2009

WILDCATS THROTTLE HEELS IN WOMEN'S LAX FINAL

Northwestern won its fifth straight NCAA championship in women's Division I lacrosse with a 21-7 victory over North Carolina on Sunday in Towson, Md.

Hilary Bowen scored five goals, and Katrina Dowd and Danielle Spencer had four apiece to lead the Wildcats.

Top-seeded Northwestern (23-0) broke the record for goals in the title game and has won 20 consecutive tournament games, one shy of the record set by Maryland from 1995 to 2002.

Hannah Nielsen added six assists to give her a record 16 in the tournament. Northwestern trailed only once the entire tournament. Jenn Russell had two goals for third-seeded North Carolina (16-5), which was making its first appearance in the title game.

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