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Northwestern women's lacrosse hosting Duke Saturday

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Northwestern, with a 21-game winning streak in NCAA women's lacrosse tournament play is hosting Duke Saturday at 1 p.m. in  the NCAA quarterfinals at Lakeside Field.

Second-ranked NU (18-1), in its seventh consecutive quarterfinal will face No. 5 Duke (14-5) for the second time this season.

A live broadcast can be heard on WNUR-FM (89.3) and a free, live stream of the  game will be broadcast at NUsports.com, with a delayed telecast on the Big Ten Network televising the game 8:30 p.m.

NU standout Katrina Dowd has earned the moniker "Miss May." With her five goals in a 19-7 first-round victory over Notre Dame in last week's NCAA first round, the 2009 NCAA tournament MVP has 39 career goals in the NCAA tournament play, which ties former teammate Kristen Kjellman for second-place all-time. She enters the weekend needing one goal to tie and two to surpass another former teammate, 2009 graduate Hilary Bowen, for the top-spot.

NU defeated Duke 19-14 April 3 in Durham N.C, behind a career-best five goals from Brooke Matthews. The Wildcats are 3-0 all-time against the Blue Devils in Evanston and 1-0 in the NCAA tournament winning 11-10 in overtime in 2006.
 The Cats lead the all-time series 6-2. NU won the last five in the series under the guidance of coach Kelly Amonte Hiller, who was part of the Maryland dynasty that set the record of 21 consecutive NCAA tournament wins that NU tied last week.

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