Illini goalie takes honor

For the second time this season, Illinois freshman Leisha Alcia has earned Big Ten women''s soccer defensive player of the week honors. Alcia stopped five shots in the UI''s 4-1 win against Iowa before registering her third shutout in Sunday''s 1-0 win against Illinois State.
The win against Iowa secured the Illini''s best Big Ten finish (6-3-1).
Leisha is very coachable, said UI assistant coach Missy Price, a former Maryland goalkeeper. She wants a lot of feedback which she uses to make herself a better goalkeeper. She is very confident and the team picks up on that.
Illinois opens Big Ten tournament play Nov. 8 against Iowa.

Delic injured
Amer Delic and Michael Calkins won the doubles title at Monday''s ITA Midwest Regional men''s tennis tournament at East Lansing, Mich., but Delic had to retire from the singles title match after injuring his right (hitting) hand.
Delic was in the third set against Wisconsin''s Danny Westerman when he was injured. Westerman won the first set 7-6 (5) and Delic the second 7-6 (9). The third set had gone to another tiebreaker (Westerman led 3-0) when play was halted.
We''re extremely disappointed that Amer was injured, UI coach Craig Tiley said. It will likely prevent him from competing in the indoor nationals in two weeks, and we''re concerned that he may be out of action for an extended period of time.
Illinois, No. 1 in the region, should retain its spot after winning 13 of its first 15 matches and advancing players to the singles and doubles title matches at the tournament.
Amer was clearly our best singles player, and he and Michael played the best of any of our doubles teams, Tiley said. It''s particularly disappointing that they won''t be able to compete in the upcoming indoor nationals.
We''ll just have to deal with whatever adversity that we face.

Men''s golf team in seventh
Freshman Garrett Chaussard is at even par after two rounds to lead Illinois to seventh place at the 18-team Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas. Chaussard, who had rounds of 69 and 71 on Monday, is tied for 14th place.
Freshman James Lepp was 2 strokes behind Chaussard in 19th place for the Illini, who trailed first-place Butler and Lamar by 16 strokes.
Schlarman product Ryan Moore, making his first trip of the fall season, had rounds of 76 and 74 and is tied for 65th.
The final round is today.

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