The Iowa Hawkeyes used a five run fifth inning to win the first game of a doubleheader against Northwestern, before falling 7-6 in game two.
Leading 2-0 in the fifth inning of game one, Katie Keim put the Hawkeyes up for good with a two-out bases clearing double.
Game two felt more like a home run derby than regulation softball game, as the squads combined for five round-trippers.
Down 2-0 Northwestern got on the board when Olivia Duehr blasted a three-run homer, giving NU a 3-2 lead.
Keim answered back, delivering a two-run shot of her own, putting the Hawkeyes back on top 4-3.
But, in the home half of the fifth inning, the Wildcats blast two, two-run home runs to take a 7-4 lead.
Down 7-4 in the sixth, the Hawkeyes' Melanie Gladden blasted a solo home run, and Megan Blank added an RBI double to pull Iowa within one.
NU's Sammy Albanese pitched a scoreless seventh, persevering the win for the Wildcats.
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