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Fall sports lose traction throughout season, some exceptions

Fall sports lose traction throughout season, some exceptions

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

December 12, 2019

This fall, Illinois experienced memorable victories and tragic losses at nearly every turn. Some Illini teams saw serious growth in the latter part of 2019, while others fell victim to expectation-shattering campaigns. Despite what record books and scoreboards may suggest, the Illini were full of surpr...

Maday earns United Soccer Coaches All-Region distinction

Maday earns United Soccer Coaches All-Region distinction

By Meghan Rest, Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

Illinois senior forward Kelly Maday was named to the United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-North Region, the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday following USC's release of All-Region teams. Maday's first-ever All-Region nod marks her second accolade of the 2019 season after she...

Soccer team reveals their pregame rituals

Soccer team reveals their pregame rituals

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 28, 2019

ºSome athletes have pregame superstitions. Placing gear the same way or listening to the same playlist before a game can help players prepare for a game. And while Illinois soccer players have their own routines before games, the team comes together with music. Senior forward Kelly Maday has no se...

Illinois prepares to face Wisconsin

Illinois prepares to face Wisconsin

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

The Illinois soccer team will face off against Wisconsin at Demirjian Park Thursday at 8 p.m. Sophomore forward Makena Silber said after watching the Illinois football team upset No. 6 Wisconsin, the Illini soccer team is looking forward to hosting the Badgers this week. "It was awesome that the...

Illinois Soccer Loses to Penn State, ties Ohio State

Illinois Soccer Loses to Penn State, ties Ohio State

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 22, 2019

The Illinois soccer team lost 2-1 Thursday to Penn State (10-6-1) at University Park, Pennsylvania. Illinois (8-7-0) defeated Ohio State Sunday. The Nittany Lions ended the Illini’s season last year, defeating Illinois 1-0 in the 2018 Big Ten playoffs in Indianapolis. Historically, Penn State has been a ...

Illini face fifth consecutive loss against Wolverines

Illini face fifth consecutive loss against Wolverines

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

The Illinois soccer team lost to Michigan, 4-1, Friday at Demirjian Park. The loss is the Illini’s fifth consecutive. Illinois (7-6-0) last played Michigan (10-3-1) in 2017, with the Illini leaving Ann Arbor with a 3-0 loss. In Champaign, the game was very different. The first half was relatively ...

Illinois goalkeeper’s unusual path to the net

Illinois goalkeeper’s unusual path to the net

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 15, 2019

Illinois junior goalie Elizabeth Cablk has always been a goalkeeper. She started playing soccer at a young age, and by the age of 10, she stood out among her peers in the goal. But Cablk’s earliest memory of her sport involves her being far, far away from the net. “My first soccer memory is actuall...

Illini hope to overcome losing streak

Illini hope to overcome losing streak

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

October 9, 2019

This weekend, the Illinois soccer team will host Michigan and Michigan State University at Demirjian Park Friday and Sunday, respectively. The Illini return home after four consecutive Big Ten losses. Illinois' last win was on its home turf against Northwestern on Sept. 20, when the Illini edged the ...

Illinois see fourth consecutive loss against Maryland

Illinois see fourth consecutive loss against Maryland

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

The Illinois soccer team continued its Big Ten campaign Sunday, losing to Maryland 6-2. The Illini have lost their last four games after starting the season 7-1 and garnering a No. 10 ranking in the NCAA RPI. Illinois has struggled in Big Ten so far, and Sunday’s game was Illinois’ worst defeat ...

Illinois falls to Iowa, Nebraska

Illinois falls to Iowa, Nebraska

By Claire O’Brien, Staff writer

October 2, 2019

Illinois soccer is returning to Demirjian Park Thursday to play Indiana. The Illini completed their first Big Ten road trip of the season this weekend, losing to Iowa and Nebraska and will take their second Big Ten road trip to Maryland on Sunday. Head coach Janet Rayfield said while the team is f...

Illini fall to Big Ten competitors

Illini fall to Big Ten competitors

By Claire O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

After opening Big Ten play with a win over Northwestern, Illinois traveled out west to take on Iowa and Nebraska. The Illini lost both contests, 3-1, and 1-0, respectively. Being on the road is nothing new for the Illini, who have played a majority of their games in locales away from Champaign-Urbana th...

Illini hope to add to 7-1 record in matchups against Hawkeyes, Cornhuskers

Illini hope to add to 7-1 record in matchups against Hawkeyes, Cornhuskers

By Gabby Vazquez, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

The Illini soccer team will face off against the Iowa Hawkeyes on Thursday and the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Sunday. The Illini are currently sitting pretty at a 7-1 overall record and are looking to make that 9-1 after this weekend. The Hawkeyes are currently at a 9-1-0 record with a 1-1-0 Big Ten reco...

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