In Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Northwestern University field hockey team made school history by winning its first national title, shutting out the Liberty University Flames 2-0, The Daily Northwestern reported.
In a tightly contested match between NU (18-5, 5-3 Big Ten) and Liberty (20-3, 7-0 Big East), Maddie Zimmer and junior defender Alia Marshall recorded the Cats' two goals in the third quarter, bringing home the title for the squad.
This is coach Tracey Fuchs' first title in her 13 seasons leading the program. Fuchs, who has won one national title as a player and two as a coach, credited the team.
Interestingly, Flames coach Nikki Parsley-Blocker played for Northwestern in 2013.