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Illinois soccer ready for final Big Ten push in last home match

Illinois soccer ready for final Big Ten push in last home match

Chris Kennedy, Staff writer
October 20
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

Saturday marks the team’s final home match of the season for Illinois soccer, and it's shaping up to be a must-win for the Illini to stay in the Big Ten tournament race. After a rough start to the conference slate, the Illini have won three of their last four matches. A win Sunday at Iowa kept...

Illini of the Week Oct. 13: Patricia George

Illini of the Week Oct. 13: Patricia George

Masaki Sugimoto, Editor-in-Chief
October 13
Filed under Illini of the Week, Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

Editor’s note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success. Before this weekend, Illinois soccer had only scored eight goals. But they swe...

Former soccer player honored for her battle with cancer

Former soccer player honored for her battle with cancer

Masaki Sugimoto, Editor in chief
October 10
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

In 2005, the Illinois soccer team was in a tight NCAA tournament match against Florida. In double overtime, Christen Karniski made a pass to Laura Redmond. Redmond took a shot from three yards and scored to beat the Gators. The Illini cheered as they had upset the team hosting the first round of the...

Illinois returns home to face surging Michigan and inconsistent Michigan State

Illinois returns home to face surging Michigan and inconsistent Michigan State

Chris Kennedy, Staff writer
October 6
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

Last weekend, the Illinois women’s soccer team wrapped up one of its toughest road stints of the season — a Big Ten trip East to face Maryland, No. 17 Rutgers and No. 22 Penn State. The Illini return home this weekend to face No. 23 Michigan and Michigan State. The Illini earned their first...

Ratz sisters have strong bond at home and on the pitch

Ratz sisters have strong bond at home and on the pitch

Masaki Sugimoto, Editor in chief
October 6
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

  Illinois soccer’s Katherine and Caroline Ratz have grown up sisters at home and as teammates on the pitch. “We’ve been by each other’s side the whole way,” sophomore forward Caroline said. Katherine, a junior midfielder, started playing soccer in their backyard in Zionsville, Indiana. Th...

Illinois soccer outplayed in road loss to Penn State

Illinois soccer outplayed in road loss to Penn State

Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer
October 3
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

Friday night was a challenging task for the Illinois soccer team: a trip into the Nittany Lions' den to play the reigning national champions. Illinois was outplayed by No. 14 Penn State in a 2-0 defeat. Offensive problems resurfaced for the Illini as the Nittany Lions dominated possession. ...

Illinois losing streak ends in a draw at Rutgers

Illinois losing streak ends in a draw at Rutgers

Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer
September 26
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois women’s soccer team earned its first point of the Big Ten season on the East Coast this weekend. While the team struggled at Maryland on Thursday night, Illinois held No. 22 Rutgers to a scoreless draw in double overtime Sunday. It’s the Illini’s first road point of the season, s...

Illini soccer kicks off Big Ten play this weekend

Illini soccer kicks off Big Ten play this weekend

Chris Kennedy, Staff writer
September 15
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

After one of its most disappointing non-conference runs in recent memory, the Illinois soccer team is ready for a fresh start. The team will have this opportunity when it kicks off the Big Ten season Thursday night against Purdue. “No matter what happened in the non-conference, everything got wiped...

Illini soccer ends losing streak at home to end non-conference play

Illini soccer ends losing streak at home to end non-conference play

Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer
September 11
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

After a string of tough losses, the Illinois soccer team finally turned offensive pressure into a win against Evansville on Sunday. The Illini, who lost five straight matches heading into this matchup, beat the Aces 1-0 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. “It’s great to finally be on that ...

Illinois women’s soccer drops pair of weekend matches

Illinois women’s soccer drops pair of weekend matches

Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer
September 6
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

The Illinois soccer team headed down to Texas this weekend to take part in one of its toughest road trips of the season. Illinois lost 2-1 to undefeated TCU on Friday night in the Horned Frogs’ home opener and then fell 2-0 to No. 14 Texas A&M. “Despite the outcome (Sunday), we showed ourselve...

Illinois soccer hits the road this weekend

Illinois soccer hits the road this weekend

Christopher Kennedy, Staff writer
September 1
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

After two losses last weekend in Missouri, the Illinois soccer team is on the road again for one of its toughest matches of the season. The Illini travel to Texas this weekend, where they’ll face No. 14 Texas A&M in College Station. Illinois will also play TCU in Fort Worth on Friday night. “This...

Illinois soccer team sustains tough loss to Mizzou

Illinois soccer team sustains tough loss to Mizzou

Chris Kennedy, Staff writer
August 29
Filed under Soccer, Sports, Uncategorized, Women's Sports

The Illinois soccer team kicked off the season with a pair of wins last weekend, however this weekend saw a different outcome. The team’s played its first game Friday against major-conference competition Missouri in Columbia, Missouri. The Illini played their most hard-fought match of the season...

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