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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...

Final two games crucial for Illinois soccer

Final two games crucial for Illinois soccer

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...

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...

Illinois soccer defeats TCU, remain undefeated

Illinois soccer defeats TCU, remain undefeated

By Jonathan Joffe

August 29, 2015

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...