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Illini head to Big Ten semifinals

Illini head to Big Ten semifinals

November 1, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Women's Sports

For the first time since 2012, the Illinois soccer team is headed to the semifinal round of the Big Ten tournament. The team was able to defeat No. 4-seeded Wisconsin in a thrilling fashion. The Illini beat the Badgers 3-0 in penalty kicks after extra time. After falling behind 2-1 early in the sec...

Illini soccer beat Badgers, advance to Big Ten semifinals

Illini soccer beat Badgers, advance to Big Ten semifinals

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

When the Illinois soccer team last took the field at McClimon Soccer Complex in Madison, a 104th-minute game-winning goal from Wisconsin junior forward Dani Rhodes sunk the Illini 1-0 in the second period of extra time. As the teams squared off again at the same location in Sunday's Big Ten Tournament...

Illinois soccer heads to first Big Ten tournament since 2015

Illinois soccer heads to first Big Ten tournament since 2015

By Evan Viscioni, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

For the first time in two years, the Illinois soccer team is headed to the Big Ten tournament. The Illini's regular season performances earned them the fifth seed, and they will travel to Madison to take on Wisconsin in the quarterfinal round of the tournament. Illinois finished the regular season...

Illini improve tournament chances with double-overtime win

Illini improve tournament chances with double-overtime win

By Satvik Sethia, Staff Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois' conference game against Indiana University on Sunday was historic for more than one reason. The Illini shut the Hoosiers out 1-0, improving their position from seventh in the standings and granting them the chance to advance to the Big Ten Tournament. The game also marked their departur...

Illinois holds the fort against Michigan State

Illinois holds the fort against Michigan State

By Satvik Sethia, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illini soccer team kept a clean sheet to shut Michigan State out at home. It was a display of resolve and tenacity by the Illini, and they walked out with a 1-0 win to show for it. The first half was rather slow, with almost no action on either end. The Spartans’ first shot came at the 42nd minute, an...

Soccer folds against Penn State

Soccer folds against Penn State

By Satvik Sethia, Staff writer

September 25, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

The Illinois soccer team fell to Penn State in a close 2-1 battle on a chilly Saturday evening. Illinois was hoping to come back stronger after their 2-0 loss against Ohio State last Thursday.  “You know, great Big Ten soccer match and I think you’ve seen since the Big Ten started, that there...

Illini hit the road to begin Big Ten schedule

Illini hit the road to begin Big Ten schedule

By Brian Binz, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

For most of the nonconference schedule the Illinois volleyball team made winning look easy. But starting this weekend, the road gets a little harder. “Every (Big Ten) game is gonna be like Creighton,” said Head Coach Chris Tamas. “A lot of it is about constantly improving in league play.” ...

Illinois splits Big Ten games, loses win streak

Illinois splits Big Ten games, loses win streak

By Evan Viscioni, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

The IIllini looked to continue their winning streak as they headed up north to open Big Ten play against Minnesota.  Thanks to Illini junior Arianna Veland, who had two goals, the team picked up its fifth straight victory. It didn’t take long for the Illini to strike first. Veland headed in a...

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

Soccer thrives, tennis and golf gear up

By Meghan Rest, Assistant Sports Editor

September 17, 2018


Filed under Golf, Golf, Men's Sports, Soccer, Sports, Tennis, Tennis, Women's Sports

For the Illinois soccer, men’s golf and men’s tennis teams, the fall serves as a chance to shake the off-season rust. While the men’s tennis team starts up this coming weekend, the Illinois soccer and men’s golf teams are in full swing. Soccer Illinois soccer kicked off their regular Big Ten seaso...

Illini down Redbirds after in-state showdown

Illini down Redbirds after in-state showdown

By Evan Viscioni, Contributing Writer

September 11, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Sports

It took 13 shots on goal and 70 minutes, but on a chilly Sunday afternoon at Illinois Field, the Illinois soccer team was able to pick up its fourth straight win over rival Illinois State 1-0. For the entire first half, the Illini were able to push the ball into Redbirds territory, shooting seven sho...

Team celebrates wins over top opponents

Team celebrates wins over top opponents

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant sports editor

September 6, 2018


Filed under Soccer, Sports, Women's Sports

Illinois soccer fans may not have seen it coming, but head coach Janet Rayfield’s squad is competing with some of the nation’s top talent. On Monday, Rayfield addressed the media at Memorial Stadium before football head coach Lovie Smith’s weekly press conference. The Illinois soccer team has sh...

Off-field bonding fosters team growth

Off-field bonding fosters team growth

By Miles Powers-Huang, Assistant Sports Editor

August 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Soccer, Top Stories, Women's Sports

Oftentimes, a freshman college athlete goes from hometown-hero to a team member fighting to prove their worth. Nevertheless, it doesn’t take long before these athletes are thrust into game after game competition against opponents who were also once perceived as the best. It can be an experience full ...

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