Flaws nets Big Ten honor

ROSEMONT — Jannelle Flaws’ efforts on offense last week earned more than wins for the Illinois soccer team.

The senior received her second career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor Monday after tallying all five of the Illini’s goals in victories against Indiana and Purdue.

Flaws previously received the award in September 2013.

Jannelle Flaws Hat Trick 9-21-2014

The Illinois senior forward talks about her hat trick against Purdue in a 3-0 win.

Flaws blitzes Purdue late, Illini win

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ answer to Purdue’s first real prolonged possession in Illini territory was a couple of quick counters started by booming  kicks from goalkeeper Claire Wheatley. That shift in momentum created multiple scoring opportunities for Illinois in the second half, but didn’t immediately yield any Illini goals.

They did come, though. In a hurry.

UI Women's Soccer vs Purdue

University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Purdue, Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. 

Illini Legends, Lists and Lore: Happy 40th birthday, Kiwane Garris!

Sixty-eight years ago Sunday, Illinois’ football team kicked off a highly successful season with a 33-7 victory against the Pitt Panthers. An Illini squad with war veterans found Pittsburgh’s Pitt Stadium considerably friendlier than Iwo Jima and Okinawa and ruined rookie coach Wes Fesler’s Panthers coaching debut.

UI Soccer vs. Indiana 2014

Illinois vs. Indiana in a NCAA soccer match at Illinois Soccer Stadium in Urbana  on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Janet Rayfield 9-16-14

The Illinois soccer coach talks about bouncing back from a poor performance on Thursday to beat Nebraska, and the current injuries on the team.

Jannelle Flaws 9-16-2014

The senior forward talks with Brian Moline about her two goals in a 3-0 win over Nebraska on Sunday and looks ahead to a home weekend of Big Ten games.

Soccer squad breaks into poll

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois soccer team opened the season receiving votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America poll. The Illini broke into the Top 25 for the first time this season Tuesday after a 1-1 start in Big Ten play.

Allison Stucky, 9/16/2014

The sophomore midfielder talks about the Big Ten opening weekend on the road, including her goal and assist at Nebraska on Sunday.