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Illini soccer takeaways from this past week

Illini soccer takeaways from this past week

By Jon Joffe

September 14, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

Robishaw down and out for Illini soccer

Robishaw down and out for Illini soccer

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 10, 2015


Filed under Sports

While the Illinois soccer team (5-1-0) scrimmaged and practiced free kicks during Wednesday’s practice to prepare for Friday’s match against Northern Kentucky (4-0-0), midfielder Reagan Robishaw limped around the sidelines and into the team huddles with a bulky brace on her leg.The senior will unde...

Illinois showcases Big Ten talent at Husky Invite

Illinois showcases Big Ten talent at Husky Invite

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

In terms of soccer success, the Big Ten hasn’t made much of a name for itself, but this weekend in Seattle, Hope D’Addario wanted to change that.In the past 10 years, three NCAA soccer champions have been from the Pac-12 conference and one from the West Coast Conference. Only one Big Ten team has made it ...

Soccer looks to carry success into the west coast

Soccer looks to carry success into the west coast

By Jon Joffe

September 3, 2015


Filed under Sports

After four games, the Illinois soccer team remains undefeated. The Illini certainly have gained some momentum and are coming off a game in which redshirt senior Jannelle Flaws became the all-time leading scorer in Illinois history — earning her Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors.A West-C...

Illini of the Week September 1: Jannelle Flaws

Illini of the Week September 1: Jannelle Flaws

By Jon Joffe

September 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

Editor’s Note: The Daily Illini sports desk sits down each week and decides which Illinois athlete or coach is our Illini of the Week. Athletes and coaches are evaluated by individual performance and contribution to team success.Last week, when Illinois soccer forward Jannelle Flaws was a few goals a...

Illinois soccer ‘flips the table’ in win over St. Louis

Illinois soccer ‘flips the table’ in win over St. Louis

By Matt Gertsmeier

August 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

Not only did Jannelle Flaws’ hat trick performance break the Illinois soccer career goals record, it also helped the Illini (4-0-0) set the tone early in the 3-1 win over St. Louis.Flaw’s three goals were scored within a span of nine minutes and all before the 25th minute in the first half. Coach ...

Flaws nets hat trick in Illinois soccer's victory over St. Louis

Flaws nets hat trick in Illinois soccer's victory over St. Louis

By Matt Gertsmeier

August 31, 2015


Filed under Sports

Typically after a goal is scored in soccer, the scoring team huddles around the scoring player in celebration. That was not the case for Jannelle Flaws during the first goal of the Illinois’s 3-1 victory against St. Louis on Sunday. After a perfectly executed two-on-one pass in the box...

Illinois soccer defeats TCU, remain undefeated

Illinois soccer defeats TCU, remain undefeated

By Jonathan Joffe

August 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

After a back-and-forth first half, the Illinois soccer team ran away with the second half of play, defeating TCU by a score of 5-2 before 516 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. Illinois was aggressive early on in the first half, notching a goal in the fourth minute on a strike from roughly 20 yards out by senior Nicole Breece that escap...

Defense key to Illini soccer’s early success

Defense key to Illini soccer’s early success

By Matt Gertsmeier

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

Scoring goals was not a problem for the Illinois soccer team in its first game of the season against Oakland. The Illini won, 4-1, in their home opener Friday against the Golden Grizzlies.Despite the abundant offensive production, forward Jannelle Flaws believes defense was the key to victory.“Defensively, we di...

Five Illini athletes to watch in 2015

Five Illini athletes to watch in 2015

By Kevin McCarthy

August 25, 2015


Filed under Sports

Friends and relatives from back home give me constant grief for the state of Illini athletics. And sometimes I agree with them. But other times, I point to five athletes, who serve as beacons of hope in the Illini darkness created by recent football and basketball troubles. These athletes will dominate their ...

Robishaw’s work on the flank downs Oakland

Robishaw’s work on the flank downs Oakland

By Daniel Collins

August 22, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

10 Sports Accomplishments

10 Sports Accomplishments

December 17, 2013


Filed under Uncategorized

Everyone knows the ins and outs of football and men’s basketball, but Illinois is home to scores of talented athletes that deserve a little more credit. 1 | For the record Women’s basketball positively crushed Alcorn State 112-28 on Nov. 16, breaking the school record for largest margin of victory....

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