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Illinois soccer’s offense outmatched in first half on Sunday

Illinois soccer’s offense outmatched in first half on Sunday

By Matt Gertsmeier

November 2, 2015


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Tweet: [email protected] offense outmatched in first half on Sunday #IlliniThe Illini soccer team was well off its average of shot attempts in the first period off Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Penn State.SOIllinois (10-6-3) averages a little over six shots in the first half of games this season. SOIn the opening...

Jannelle Flaws powers Illini soccer to Big Ten Tournament

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 29, 2015


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Qualifying for the Big Ten tournament isn’t easy — unless you’re Janet Rayfield. The Illinois soccer head coach is appearing in her sixth straight conference tournament, her 12th overall, after her Illini defeated Minnesota 3-1 on Wednesday night.On a rainy and snowy night in Minneapol...

If Illinois soccer wins, they're in

If Illinois soccer wins, they're in

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 27, 2015


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This Wednesday’s game has a familiar feeling to it for Janet Rayfield.In the Illinois soccer head coach’s first year in 2002 with the Illini she faced Purdue for the final spot in the Big Ten tournament. The Illini beat the Boilermakers 3-2 in the final minute of regulation to advance to the confe...

Illinois soccer falls to Northwestern on senior night, decrease chances of postseason play

Illinois soccer falls to Northwestern on senior night, decrease chances of postseason play

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 25, 2015


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Jannelle Flaws, Nicole Breece, Aliina Weykamp and Anastasia Medellin were all honored for senior night before the Illini soccer game against Northwestern on Saturday. But it was the only celebrating the Illini would be doing all night.The Illini failed to find the back of the net, losing 2-0 to the Wildc...

Final two games crucial for Illinois soccer

Final two games crucial for Illinois soccer

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 21, 2015


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A loud cheer echoed throughout the Illinois Soccer Stadium following Wednesday’s practice. At the conclusion of practice, the Illinois soccer team found out Michigan State lost to Maryland, which sets Illinois up for a chance to lock in its spot in the Big Ten tournament, depending on a few different ci...

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

By Jon Joffe

October 14, 2015


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The Illinois soccer team returns home desperate to find success.With matches against Iowa on Thursday and Nebraska on Sunday, the Illini have a golden opportunity to make up ground in the Big Ten standings. Illinois currently sits at eighth place in the conference. As it stands, Illinois would...

Illinois soccer faces Michigan challenge

Illinois soccer faces Michigan challenge

By Jonathan Joffe

October 7, 2015


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Illinois soccer's head coach Janet Rayfield constantly reminds her players that every game played is of equal importance.With the Big Ten race as tight as it is, Rayfield knows that each win is essential.She pointed out that the competitiveness of the Big Ten means that the pressure is on her team every...

Illinois soccer looks to carry success into Big Ten play

Illinois soccer looks to carry success into Big Ten play

By Jonny Joffe

September 17, 2015


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The Illinois soccer team travels to Indiana this weekend to kick off Big Ten play with matches against Indiana (3-3-2) Friday and Purdue (5-2) Sunday.Illinois currently sports a favorable 6-1 record, and much like the Illini football team — who face its first opponent outside the FCS or MAC this ...