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Freshman Kennedy Berschel runs through a tunnel of teammates before the game against Iowa April 8. Illinois soccer released its 2021 fall schedule featuring non-conference and of course conference games reminiscent of seasons played prior to the pandemic.

Illinois soccer releases 2021 schedule featuring non-conference opponents for first time since 2019

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor May 28, 2021

On Thursday afternoon Illinois soccer released its 2021 schedule for the upcoming fall season. Full of exhibitions, non-conference and of course conference games, it’s reminiscent of the last time Illinois...

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Members of the Illinois women’s soccer team huddle up on the sideline during the game against Ohio State March 21. The team finished the regular season with a 6-4-1 record.

Soccer season rewind: Illini hit stride, smash expectations despite early tournament exit

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor April 19, 2021

It was a cold Thursday night April 8 when Illinois and Iowa met in the first regional round of the Big Ten Tournament. The Illini had beaten the Hawkeyes 3-0 earlier this year, and they had earned the...

Sophomore Kendra Pasquele runs to the soccer ball during their game on Feb. 26 against Iowa. Kendra Pasquale is only one of four who earned honors for the program.

Four Illini earn All-Big Ten honors

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor April 14, 2021

On Wednesday afternoon, the Big Ten announced women’s soccer postseason honors. With the Big Ten Tournament semi-final and championship game this weekend, there has yet to be a crowned winner. However,...

The Illinois soccer team lines up for the national anthem before the game against Iowa Thursday night. The Illini fell to the Hawkeyes 2-1, knocking them out of the Big Ten Tournament.

Illinois gets knocked out of Big Ten Tournament by Iowa

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor April 8, 2021

All it took was two minutes into overtime for Iowa to get the golden goal to send them into the next round of the Big Ten Tournament regional weekend.  Illinois fell to Iowa 2-1 after the game winning...

Redshirt sophomore Kendra Pasquale celebrates after scoring against Iowa at Demirjian Park Feb. 25. The Illini face the Hawkeyes in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament Thursday.

Illinois heads back to Big Ten Tournament for first time since 2018

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor April 7, 2021

On Thursday, the Big Ten Tournament will kick off single-elimination games over the course of two weekends.  How the tournament will work Unlike past years when only eight teams would earn berths...

Redshirt sophomore Kendra Pasquale looks for an opportunity to pass the ball during the game against Ohio State on March 21. Pasquale scored the winning goal against Northwestern today in Evanston, Illinois.

Pasquale scores last minute goal to get 2-1 win over Northwestern

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor April 3, 2021

In the final game of the season, Illinois took home the Illinois showdown against Northwestern. Goals from Maggie Hillman and a Kendra Pasquale game winner helped the Illini earn a 2-1 win.  Playing...

Junior Lauren Stibich kicks the ball during a game against Iowa on Feb. 25. The Illini soccer team is set to finish off their regular season at Northwestern today.

Illinois to finish off regular season at Northwestern for in-state rivalry

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor April 3, 2021

Forty-four days since its season began, Illinois (5-4-1) soccer is preparing to play its final regular season game against Northwestern (5-5) for an in-state showdown in Evanston.  “It’s hard to...

Junior Makena Silber dribbles the ball past an Ohio State defenseman on March 21. Silber scored the winning goal during a game against Michigan State in East Lansing today.

Silber secures game winning goal

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor March 28, 2021

After a tough game in East Lansing, Illinois grabbed the win over Michigan State 2-1 after a game winning goal from Makena Silber.  Although the Spartans suffered many setbacks and losses this season,...

Sophomore Summer Garrison fights to keep possession of the ball in their game against Iowa on Feb. 26. The Illinois women’s soccer team will play against the Spartans of Michigan State at 4PM CT today.

Illinois needs finishing in front of goal to break streak

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor March 28, 2021

While two losses in a row are bad on paper, Illinois just struggled to finish its chances and be the better team. On Sunday in East Lansing, the Illini (4-4-1) have a chance to put them back on a winning...

Ashley Cathro fights over the ball in order to retain possession over Iowa on Feb. 26. The team will continue to fight for a spot in the Big Ten Championship.

Illinois drops second consecutive game

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor March 25, 2021

The Illinois offense has been on fire for the last couple of games but were unable to edge past Michigan who took the win on their home field 2-0.  Wolverines put the pressure on the Illini real quick,...

Senior Hope Breslin leans in for a hug with head coach Janet Rayfield during Senior Day on Sunday. The Illini women’s soccer seniors reflect on their growth and experience while playing for the team.

Breslin, Hillman, Le reflect on their four years at Illinois

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor March 25, 2021

This season for Illinois women’s soccer has been unique for everyone, but especially the class of 2021. The team was set for its 2020 campaign, but the Big Ten canceled fall sports in hopes of delaying...

Illinois looks to bounce back against Michigan

By Angelle Cortes, Assistant Sports Editor March 24, 2021

Illinois (4-3-1) is heading back on the road to face off against Michigan (4-2-2) on Thursday in Ann Arbor.  Last game for the Illini saw them fall to the Buckeyes at home, 2-1. Illinois was first...

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