The Daily Illini

Illini soccer takeaways from this past week

Hope D'Addario takes a corner kick during Friday's game against Northern Kentucky at Illinois Soccer Stadium.

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

Illinois forward Kara Marbury shoots during the game against Northern Kentucky at Illinois Soccer Stadium on Friday. Mabury took seven shots against the Norse, playing a key role in the Illini’s offense.

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...