Northwestern 1985


GAA: .55 GPG: 2.77 MOV: 2.22

NCAA 3rd place

The 1985 Wildcats opened the season with seven consecutive wins with an aggregate score of 21-4 with three shutouts. They won their next three games, all in overtime, to move to 10-0. From there, NU held opponents scoreless for four straight games to move to 14-0. A loss at Iowa halted the streak, but the ‘Cats beat Ohio State and then ran of three more shutouts to close out the regular season. They entered the NCAA tournament as the top seed, posting an 18-1 record in the regular season, with four wins coming against NCAA-bound teams. Northwestern allowed only 12 goals all season long behind All-American Robin Clark, who set an NU record 93.2 save percentage that season that still stands. The ‘Cats also earned a record 196 penalty corners, a number that still leads the program. Led by senior Amy Kekeisen, Wendi Kemp, Sannie Van Dijck and Jen Averill, the Wildcats avenged their only loss of the regular season by beating Iowa in strokes in the NCAA tournament before losing to ODU in the semifinals and rebounding to take third place.

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