After winning the first Big Ten title in program history earlier this month, Northwestern's field hockey team was eliminated from the NCAA tournament after losing to Duke on Nov. 15 in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The seventh-ranked Wildcats lost 2-1 to the ninth-ranked Blue Devils, finishing the season with a 16-7 record. Northwestern won the Big Ten title and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament with a 3-1 win over Maryland on Nov. 9.

This year's NCAA tournament berth was the 13th in Northwestern field hockey history. The Wildcats competed in the NCAA tournament each year from 1982 to 1994, with the exception of 1992.


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Junior Lisa McCarthy during Northwestern's loss to Duke in the NCAA tournament on Saturday.

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