ANN ARBOR, Mich. - After a stellar 51-3 finish to the regular season, the Gophers proved on Friday that they have no intention of slowing down in the postseason.

The Gophers took down Northwestern 5-1 in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten tournament, and highlighting that win was a no-hitter thrown by senior pitcher Sara Groenewegen.

Friday's no-hitter was the first ever recorded in Big Ten Tournament history. It's the second Groenewegen has thrown this season (her last was April 28th against Purdue).

"I was able to get to both sides of the plate and add my off-speeds," Groenewegen told BTN after the game. "Whenever my off-speed is working, I feel like it is going to be a good day."

Before the Gophers left for the tournament, we had a chance to talk with her and head coach Jessica Allister about her performance so far this season.

The Gophers now face Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals on Saturday at 12pm, with the winner playing in the championship at 5pm.