23 straight wins for Gophers after 1st no-hitter in Big Ten tourney history

The second-ranked Gophers haven't lost since April 1.

Make it 23 consecutive wins for the No. 2-ranked Golden Gophers (52-3) softball team after Friday's 5-1 win over Northwestern in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals.

Sara Groenewegen was again dominant on the mound, throwing her second no-hitter of the season en route to the Gophers winning in shutout fashion for the 21st time this season. According to Big Ten Softball, it's the first no-hitter in Big Ten Tournament history.

Groenewegen was 27-2 with a 0.60 ERA and 256 strikeouts before Friday's game.

Minnesota awaits Illinois or Penn State in the tournament semifinals on Saturday.

We've got a No-No in the BTT! ☝️@GopherSoftball's @saragroe notches her 8th career no-hitter in a Minnesota win: https://t.co/gkhgkHKHg2

— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) May 12, 2017

The last team to beat the Gophers was Illinois, 4-3, on April 1.

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