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

By Daniel Collins

December 9, 2015


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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 can’t win for its seniors

Illinois soccer can’t win for its seniors

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 26, 2015


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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 falls to Northwestern on senior night, decrease chances of postseason play

Illinois soccer falls to Northwestern on senior night, decrease chances of postseason play

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 25, 2015


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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...

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

Homestand offers rebound opportunity for Illini soccer

By Jon Joffe

October 14, 2015


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The Illinois soccer team returns home desperate to find success.With matches against Iowa on Thursday and Nebraska on Sunday, the Illini have a golden opportunity to make up ground in the Big Ten standings. Illinois currently sits at eighth place in the conference. As it stands, Illinois would...

Illinois soccer struggles on Michigan road trip

Illinois soccer struggles on Michigan road trip

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 11, 2015


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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

Illinois soccer faces Michigan challenge

By Jonathan Joffe

October 7, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 4, 2015


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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

October 1, 2015


Filed under Sports

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


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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


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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...