Izzy Scane controls the ball. After Sunday's game, the graduate attacker now holds the all-time point record for Northwestern lacrosse. Photo by Joanne Haner / North by Northwestern.

#3 Northwestern (5-1, 0-0 B1G) showed the Central Michigan Chippewas (0-7, 0-0 MAC) what it's like to play a dominant Division I team Sunday afternoon. The ’Cats won 27-3 with 14 different goal scorers.

Northwestern came out full steam ahead, putting up four points with a little over seven minutes left in the first quarter. Graduate attacker Izzy Scane buried her 399th point two minutes later, making her the all-time record holder in Northwestern lacrosse history. Scane won the title from former ’Cat Hannah Nielsen who played from 2006-09.

The Chippewas responded before moving to the second quarter, notching a single point during a man-up advantage by third-year attacker Reagan Martinsen. But this wasn’t enough to stop the ’Cats, who added three more goals by third-year midfielder Emerson Bohling, fourth-year attacker Leah Holmes and graduate student attacker Dylan Amonte.

Heading into the second quarter, second-year attacker Madison Taylor finished her hat-trick, assisted by graduate student attacker Erin Coykendall. Taylor scored again less than a minute later with an assist from Amonte.

Scane kept the ball rolling with Northwestern’s 11th goal of the game off of a free position, starting the running clock.

Northwestern’s 12th and 13th goals of the game were scored by Taylor and Amonte, respectively. They assisted each other for each goal as well. These were followed up by Scane who was off the rails, notching her 23rd goal of the season.

At halftime the score was 17-1 in favor of the ’Cats, and third-year midfielder Serafina DeMunno scored her first goal of the season early in the third quarter to make it 18-1.

But the Chippewas weren’t backing down yet. Martinsen responded on a free position with Central Michigan's second goal. Quickly after, third-year attacker Skye DePrado scored for the Chippewas, marking her 12th goal of the season. The ’Cats demonstrated immense mental stamina and didn’t let the back-to-back goals bring them down, finishing off the third quarter 19-3.

Throughout the fourth quarter the Chippewas were left speechless as three first-year midfielders scored their first goals of the season. Noel Cumberland gave the ’Cats their 20th goal, quickly followed by fellow midfielder Alexis Ventresca with a gorgeous behind-the-back shot. Then Lauren Archer tacked on goal number 22 for Northwestern. To finish off the game, Archer scored her second of the season with 1:17 left in the fourth quarter to make it 27-3 for the ’Cats.

Although Coykendall didn’t tally a single goal, her team-first attitude was shown in her six assists throughout the game. Scoring goals is incredibly important, but Coykendall does a wonderful job of setting her teammates up for success.

The ’Cats will be back at home this Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. against #10 University of Denver (3-2, 0-0 Pac-12).

Thumbnail photo by Joanne Haner/North by Northwestern.