Illini soccer shines in win

Illini soccer shines in win

CHAMPAIGN — Nicole Denenberg, Taylore Peterson and Marissa Holden each tallied their first goals of the season, leading Illinois to a 3-1 soccer victory against Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Monday in a match that was delayed by the remnants of Hurricane Isaac.

Megan Pawloski and Nicole Breece picked up their first assists of the season, and Kristen Gierman collected her second.

"Offensively we were really good today. We moved the ball, attacked Milwaukee in lots of different ways and scored three really great goals from three different players," UI interim head coach Jeff Freeman said. "Today was a huge step forward for us, both offensively and with some things we have talked about defensively."

In Paralympics:

McFadden earns gold medal. Illinois product Tatyana McFadden, one of the world's best wheelchair racers, captured the gold medal in the women's 400-meter race Monday at the Paralympic Games.

McFadden was clocked in 52.97 seconds at London's Olympic Stadium.

In men's wheelchair basketball, Jason Nelms scored 21 points to lead the U.S. to a 63-55 win against Spain. Joshua Turek added 13 points and Jeremy Lade 10 for the U.S. squad.