Minnesota shuts down Illini soccer

Minnesota shuts down Illini soccer

Lisa Baldwin scored another goal, but Illinois produced no other offense in a 3-1 loss to Minnesota in a Big Ten Conference soccer match Sunday in Minneapolis.

The Gophers jumped out to a 3-0 lead on two first-half goals by Nicole Lee and a second-half goal by Laurie Seidle.

Baldwin, a freshman, answered around the 73-minute mark, netting her 11th goal of the season and her fifth in Big Ten play.

Illinois dropped to 9-6 overall, 3-5 conference.

In men's cross-country:

McClennan leads way.

For the third time in four races this season, junior Scott McClennan led the Illini, finishing 17th at Sunday's University of Michigan Interregional in Ann Arbor, Mich.

McClennan ran the 8K course in 25 minutes, 49 seconds, as the Illini finished ninth in the 11-team field. Michigan was first, followed by James Madison and Washington University.

Jon Russell placed 36th for the Illini in 26:23, followed by Jason VanSwol (46th in 26:35), Ryan Eason (51st in 26:42) and Mike Lucchesi (53rd in 26:44).

In women's cross-country:

Illini weather challenge.

Tara Mendozza and Lindsay Martin finished 11th and 12th, respectively, as the Illini placed sixth at the rain-soaked Iowa State Memorial Cross-Country Classic.

"Both Tara and Lindsay had excellent races in rough conditions," UI coach Michelle Byrne said. "Martin has definitely reasserted herself in our lineup."

Martin, a Decatur Eisenhower product, clocked in at 19:09 and Mendozza at 19:01.

In men's tennis:

UI team on roll.

Jeff Laski and Gavin Sontag, unranked and not seeded, advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Men's All-American Championships on Sunday in Austin, Texas.

Illinois is the only squad to have doubles teams reach the semifinals of both of the collegiate grand slams this season, Cary Franklin and Oliver Freelove advancing at the ITA Claycourts last month.

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