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Jannelle Flaws powers Illini soccer to Big Ten Tournament

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 29, 2015


Filed under Sports

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

If Illinois soccer wins, they're in

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 27, 2015


Filed under Sports

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...

Illini soccer’s endurance tested in third double overtime game of season

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 5, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Illinois soccer team (8-2-2) has played a lot of extra unscheduled minutes as of late.Friday’s 1-1 tie with Ohio State marked the third double-overtime game Illinois has played this season. The team has already tied the amount of double-overtime games it played last year and there are six games l...

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...