The Daily Illini

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...

Illini soccer steps up to challenge

Claire Wheatley (1) sends the ball forward during Illinois' game vs Maryland on Sunday, Sept 27, 2015. Illinois won 2-1.

By Jon Joffe

September 27, 2015

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...