The Daily Illini

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 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...