Tuesday, June 06, 2006

This Is Why They Play Best of 3...

If you are discouraged by last night's 8-0 loss, try not to be. If there is one thing we have learned this season, it's that you can never count the Cats out. Here are some reasons to stay positive...

--The last time the Cats committed four errors in a game and self-destructed like that was against Michigan in the Big Ten championship game. But the next weekend, they dominated Southern Illinois and Notre Dame in the NCAA Regionals. Granted those games were played a week later, and Arizona is much tougher than either of those schools, but you could tell the Cats were able to put their worst performance up to date well behind them.

--It was only about 10 days ago where the Cats were also down 0-1 in a 3-game series. After UMass beat the Cats 1-0 in the first game of the super-regionals, NU had its back againt the wall. But the Cats were able to come out strong the next day and sweep the doubleheader to punch their ticket to Oklahoma City.

--The Cats have only lost consecutive games twice this year. The most recent time was nearly two months ago when Ohio State upset the Cats in a Sunday double-header in Columbus.

--Throughout this season, we have seen how it usually takes the Cats one time through the order to figure out the opposing pitcher. That's why the 4th inning is when they have scored the most runs. Alicia Holowell is the nation's second-best pitcher, so it might take the Cats a little more time to figure her out. However I'm confident we will see a lot more than just one hit tonight, as the Cats did yesterday.

Nobody on this team wants their season to end tonight. Although they could lose tonight as well, there is no way it will be in the fashion they dropped game 1.

Once again, I would just like to remind everyone pre-game coverage begins tonight at 6:40 CT on WNUR 89.3 fm or www.wnur.org. Please turn down your TV's and turn up your radios for this crucial game 2.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Post Game Press Conference

Kate Drohan, Jamie Dotson, Garland Cooper, Tammy Williams, and Eileen Canney spoke at NU's post game press conference following the Wildcats' 3-1 win over UCLA in 8 innings


When Ray Garcia is speechless....

What a game! UCLA ties the game at 1-1 when down to their last strike in the 7th and instead of running scared, the Wildcats hit back-t0-back jacks in the top of the 8th (Tammy Williams and Garland Cooper). Eileen Canney shut the door in the bottom half and Northwestern awaits the winner of Arizona/Tennessee in the CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES!!

Here are some of the sounds:

Highlight Montage

Post Game Interview with 3rd Baseman Darcy Sengewald

More audio to come including Northwestern's Post Game Press Conference...