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Illini soccer steps up to challenge

Illini soccer steps up to challenge

By Jon Joffe

September 27, 2015

A statement-making performance this week is just what the Illinois soccer team needed to prove that it still means business.The Illini returned home for two matches after a disappointing showing in Indiana last weekend.On that road trip, Illinois tied 0-0 with a Hoosiers team that they were expected to be...

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

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 ...

Illini soccer takeaways from this past week

Illini soccer takeaways from this past week

By Jon Joffe

September 14, 2015

Illinois head coach Janet Rayfield and the Illini soccer team didn’t really know what to expect from Northern Kentucky before the two teams faced off Friday.As a result – in terms of preparation – Illinois implemented a simple game plan.The Illini wanted to see what the Norse would give them.What Il...

Persistence pays off in Illinois soccer's victory over Northern Kentucky

Persistence pays off in Illinois soccer's victory over Northern Kentucky

By Jonathan Joffe

September 13, 2015

The Illinois soccer team (6-1) looked physically outmatched against Northern Kentucky on Friday, but nevertheless handed the Norse (4-1) their first loss of the season at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. Skill prevailed over size in the Illini victory, as the defense locked down its opponents while the o...

Selective play paying off for Illinois soccer

Selective play paying off for Illinois soccer

By Jon Joffe

September 9, 2015

The Illinois soccer team is returning to campus with a 5-1 record following its West Coast trip this past weekend.The biggest take away that head coach Janet Rayfield alluded to was her teams’ critical decision making on the attack.“If you look at the number of shots that we’ve taken and the amount of goals w...

Robishaw’s work on the flank downs Oakland

Robishaw’s work on the flank downs Oakland

By Daniel Collins

August 22, 2015

Reagan Robishaw played a big role in getting Jannelle Flaws two steps closer to etching her name atop Illinois’ all-time goals scored list on Friday. Flaws netted a pair of goals in the Illini’s 4-1 victory against the visiting Oakland Golden Grizzlies of Rochester, Michigan. The redshirt senior, who now has 45 career goals, surp...