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.
CHAMPAIGN — No Vanessa DiBernardo, no problem.
The Illini star, who was called up to the U.S. Women’s national team that will face Mexico on Tuesday in Washington, D.C., missed Sunday’s game.
No worries, Janelle Flaws scored three goals to give the Illini a 5-1 victory against Illinois State.
LONG BEACH, Calif. — Kevin Hambly’s Illinois volleyball team defeated 18th-ranked Florida State 25-18, 25-23, 25-23 in its season-opening match Friday at the Long Beach State Mizuno Invitational.
CHICAGO — Vanessa DiBernardo has been a fixture for years in the USA Soccer pipeline. Now the University of Illinois senior is hitting the big time in her sport.
DiBernardo was called up to replace injured Megan Rapinoe on the U.S. Women’s National Team for its match Tuesday against Mexico in Washington, D.C. USA Soccer announced the move Thursday.