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Flaws' final Illini soccer season ends in first round of Big Ten tournament

By Daniel Collins

December 9, 2015

By Daniel Collins Assistant sports editorDespite having one of the most lethal scoring options in collegiate women’s soccer, the Illini failed to execute in crucial times during this season.Illinois’ 2015 campaign started off on the right foot, but the team ultimately fell short of its goals and was ...

Illinois soccer’s offense outmatched in first half on Sunday

Katie Murray tries to dribble around a defender during the game against Iowa at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday, October 15. Illinois lost 0-1.

By Matt Gertsmeier

November 2, 2015

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

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

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

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. 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

Jannelle Flaws keeping the ball away from Northwestern during the Illinois vs Northwestern game at The Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on October 24, 2015.

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 25, 2015

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

Claire Wheatley sends the ball forward during the game against Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday. Illinois won 2-1 in double overtime.

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 21, 2015

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...

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.

By Matt Gertsmeier

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 on Sunday.RBIlliniois forward Jannelle Flaws ended her scoring cold spell when she netted a penalty kick with sec...

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.

By Jonathan Joffe

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 pointed out that the competitiveness of the Big Ten means that the pressure is on her team every...

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

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 has already tied the amount of double-overtime games it played last year and there are six games l...

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

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 Stadium scoreboard read 1-1, making it the first time the Illini weren’t victorious at home this yearRB. ...

Illini soccer ties with Buckeyes

By Eli Schuster

October 3, 2015

The Illini came to a stalemate against the Buckeyes.  Allison Stucky scored for Illinois while Sydney Dudley scored for the Buckeyes The Illini are still undefeated at home....

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