CHAMPAIGN — Mired in a four-match losing streak, the No. 24 Illinois volleyball team was on an urgent search to reclaim its lost mojo.
As if on cue, enter Iowa.
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Goals have not been hard to come by this season for the Illini, but Friday proved to be the exception.
After Jannelle Flaws gave Illinois a 1-0 first-half lead, Illinois could not find the back of the net again in a 1-1 double-overtime tie against Ohio State in the Big Ten opener for both teams.
After an up-and-down non-conference slate, the Illini soccer team starts Big Ten play this Friday at Ohio State. The end of the non-conference portion of the schedule is a good time to assess what we've seen so far from the Illini and their conference foes. Let's start by looking at the Illini's results to this point. I'm listing my preseason prediction for the game, followed
CHAMPAIGN — Reagan Robishaw and Megan Pawloski each scored a pair of goals to lift Illinois to a 4-0 victory Sunday against Florida International. Freshman Claire Wheatley and Lauren Parkin combined for the shutout in goal for Illinois, making one save.
The Illini (5-2-1), who outshot the Panthers 29-7, begin conference matches Friday at Ohio State.
CHAMPAIGN — Indiana State led 1-0 at intermission Friday against Illinois in a nonconference soccer match, but the Illini didn’t panic.
Jannelle Flaws, Vanessa DiBernardo and Allie Osoba each scored in the second half, leading Illinois to a 3-2 victory.
AMES, Iowa — The Illinois volleyball team on Sunday scored its third victory against ranked teams, sweeping No. 11 Iowa State 25-23, 25-19, 25-16.
Jocelynn Birks had 11 kills and Maddie Mayers added nine as the 18th-ranked Illini ended the Iowa State Invitational 1-1 after losing 3-1 to No. 14 San Diego on Saturday.