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Strong second half gives Wildcats a second title

After a hard fought 7-4 win over Dartmouth to capture a second straight NCAA women's lacrosse title, Northwestern (20-1) now eyes a threepeat.

Updated: May 28, 2006, 9:36 PM ET
By Lauren Reynolds | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- An hour before game time, Rene Zimmer busied herself by handing out green-and-white pompoms and megaphones to a sizeable group of Dartmouth family, friends and alumni. Dressed in the Big Green's legendary colors and sporting "Go Green" temporary tattoos on her cheeks, the mother of senior midfielder Kristen Zimmer went through her own pregame ritual. She and the rest of Dartmouth's supporters were clearly as well-prepared as the team.

Dartmouth came out of the gates swinging, scoring ...

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