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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 ...

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...

Illinois soccer can’t win for its seniors

Illinois soccer can’t win for its seniors

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 26, 2015

According to Janet RayfieldCC, every Illinois soccer team loss hurts, but Saturday might have been the most painful of the season.On a night dedicated to honoring the legacy of the 2015 senior class, the Illini were shutout, losing 2-0 to NorthwesternCC. Jannelle Flaws, Nicole Breece, Aliina Weykamp and Anas...

Illinois soccer struggles on Michigan road trip

Illinois soccer struggles on Michigan road trip

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 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. ...

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

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

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, the Illini are forced to play away games.But before Illinois (8-2-1) heads back on the road, it will try...

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’s Breece is all about the flip

Illinois soccer’s Breece is all about the flip

By Matt Gertsmeier

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 the entire game, Illini soccer midfielder Nicole Breece knows how to quiet the crowd for a brief mome...

Lack of scoring continues for Illini

Lack of scoring continues for Illini

By Jon Joffe

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 coach Janet Rayfield, not because the chances are not coming, but because her team is failing to c...

Illinois soccer struggles in Big Ten openers

Illinois soccer struggles in Big Ten openers

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 20, 2015

The Illinois soccer team was struck with an unfamiliar feeling this weekend. After outscoring opponents 16-6 in the first seven games of the season, the Illini were nearly shutout in their Big Ten season-opening matches this weekend.The Illini kicked off conference play with a road trip to Indiana. Ill...

Illinois soccer looks to carry success into Big Ten play

Illinois soccer looks to carry success into Big Ten play

By Jonny Joffe

September 16, 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 ...

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