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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...

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 5, 2015

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...

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

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 4, 2015

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. ...

Illini soccer ties with Buckeyes

By Eli Schuster

October 3, 2015

The Illini came to a stalemate against the Buckeyes.  Allison Stucky scored for Illinois while Sydney Dudley scored for the Buckeyes The Illini are still undefeated at home....

No place like home for Illini soccer in lead-up to Ohio State

Jannelle Flaws heads the ball forward during the game against Maryland at Illinois Soccer and Track Stadium on Thursday. Illinois won 2-1 in double overtime.

By Matt Gertsmeier

October 1, 2015

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

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...

Illinois soccer’s Breece is all about the flip

Nicole Breece performs a long throw during Friday's game against TCU.

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 22, 2015

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...

Lack of scoring continues for Illini

Illinois' head coach Janet Rayfield instructs her team during the game against No. 20 Wisconsin at the Illini Soccer and Track Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013.

By Jon Joffe

September 21, 2015

The Illinois soccer team scored an impressive 13 goals in its first four games of the season.Five matches later, the team has only tallied four more goals.A lack of scoring comes as a frustration to head coach Janet Rayfield, not because the chances are not coming, but because her team is failing to c...

Illinois soccer struggles in Big Ten openers

Reagan Robishaw on the sideline during the game against Northern Kentucky at Illinois Track and Soccer stadium on Friday, Sept. 11, 2015.

By Matt Gertsmeier

September 20, 2015

The Illinois soccer team was struck with an unfamiliar feeling this weekend. After outscoring opponents 16-6 in the first seven games of the season, the Illini were nearly shutout in their Big Ten season-opening matches this weekend.The Illini kicked off conference play with a road trip to Indiana. Ill...

Illinois soccer looks to carry success into Big Ten play

Illinois soccer looks to carry success into Big Ten play

By Jonny Joffe

September 17, 2015

The Illinois soccer team travels to Indiana this weekend to kick off Big Ten play with matches against Indiana (3-3-2) Friday and Purdue (5-2) Sunday.Illinois currently sports a favorable 6-1 record, and much like the Illini football team — who face its first opponent outside the FCS or MAC this ...

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...

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