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Illinois soccer miss out on NCAA tournament again

May 8, 2016

At the conclusion of the Illinois soccer team’s Big Ten Tournament 3-1 loss to Penn State back in November, head coach Janet Rayfield said her team was going to hope for the best in receiving a berth...

Illinois soccer adds Nick Stirrett to coaching staff

March 29, 2016

Illinois soccer head coach Janet Rayfield announced in a press release Tuesday that Nick Stirrett has been added to the staff as an assistant coach. He will work with the goalkeepers and as a recruiting...

If Illinois soccer wins, they're in

Coach Janet Rayfield congratulates her players after their 2-1 double overtime victory over Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday.
October 27, 2015

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....

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

Nicole Breece performs a flip throw during the game against Ohio State at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Friday. The game ended in a 1-1 tie.
October 14, 2015

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 soccer struggles on Michigan road trip

Taylore Peterson makes a pass during the game against Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday. Illinois won 2-1 in double overtime.
October 11, 2015

October continues to be a winless month for the Illinois soccer team.RBThe Illini (8-3-3) RBhave yet to secure a win in October after tying with the Spartans 1-1 on Friday RBand losing 1-3 to the Wolverines...

Illinois soccer faces Michigan challenge

Nicole Breece performs a flip throw during Illinois' 2-1 overtime victory against Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday.
October 7, 2015

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...

Illini soccer’s endurance tested in third double overtime game of season

October 5, 2015

The Illinois soccer team (8-2-2) has played a lot of extra unscheduled minutes as of late.Friday’s 1-1 tie with Ohio State marked the third double-overtime game Illinois has played this season. The team...

Illinois soccer fail to win at home for first time this season

October 4, 2015

Much like the final score, the Illinois soccer team (8-2-2)RB and Ohio State played in a constant stalemate Friday night. After two evenly matched regulation and overtime halves, the Illinois Soccer...

No place like home for Illini soccer in lead-up to Ohio State

Jannelle Flaws heads the ball forward during the game against Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday. Illinois won 2-1 in double overtime.
September 30, 2015

If it were up to the Illinois soccer team, the remaining games on its schedule would be played at home. The team boasts a 6-0-0 record at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. Unfortunately, due to NCAA rules,...

Illini soccer steps up to challenge

Claire Wheatley (1) sends the ball forward during Illinois' game vs Maryland on Sunday, Sept 27, 2015. Illinois won 2-1.
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...

Illinois soccer’s Breece is all about the flip

Nicole Breece performs a long throw during Friday's game against TCU.
September 22, 2015

One of the biggest challenges of playing soccer on the road is dealing with the fans. Fans will taunt, jeer and do anything possible to make the away team feel uncomfortable.While the taunts usually last...

Lack of scoring continues for Illini

Illinois' head coach Janet Rayfield instructs her team during the game against No. 20 Wisconsin at the Illini Soccer and Track Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.
September 21, 2015

The Illinois soccer team scored an impressive 13 goals in its first four games of the season.Five matches later, the team has only tallied four more goals.A lack of scoring comes as a frustration to head...

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