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Northwestern rallies from five-run deficit to clinch WCWS berth


Northwestern is heading to the Women’s College World Series for the first time since 2007 after taking down Arizona State Sunday in a thrilling comeback victory.

The Wildcats rebounded from a five-run deficit to charge to an 8-6 victory over the Sun Devils in Sunday’s Super Regional matchup.

Northwestern got off to a slow start, trailing 5-0 at the end of three innings before the Wildcats’ offense got going in the fourth. Scoring four runs followed by one in the fifth and sixth, Northwestern took the late lead. The Wildcats secured their win with two additional runs in the seventh.

Jordyn Rudd led the team’s offense, hitting three RBIs, while Hannah Cady slammed her 10th home run of the season.

The Wildcats will face defending champion Oklahoma in the opening game of the WCWS on June 2 at 2:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.