UI wrap: Soccer's losing streak hits four

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Illinois was quick to answer Rutgers’ early goal in Friday’s Big Ten showdown, matching the Scarlet Knights less than a minute after they took the lead.

The Illini couldn’t, however, come up with the equalizer when Rutgers scored the go-ahead — and ultimately winning — goal with less than five minutes to play in its 2-1 victory.

Rayfield tinkers with lineup

CHAMPAIGN — Taylore Peterson’s season-ending knee injury in the week leading up to the season opener against Notre Dame was just the first of many to come for the Illinois soccer team.

By the time the final whistle blew in Sunday’s 2-1 double-overtime loss to Minnesota, the Illini’s injured list had grown to seven.

Aliina Weykamp 10-14-14

The junior defender talks with Brian Moline and Scott Richey about injuries, adjusting to new personnel, and bouncing back from the team's current three-game losing streak.

Soccer's losing streak hits three

CHAMPAIGN — Defense dominated Illinois soccer’s match against Minnesota on Sunday. But it was a golden goal by the Golden Gophers’ Taylor Wodnick in double overtime that ultimately sent the Illini to their first three-match losing streak of the season.

Illinois fell 2-1, once again receiving its entire scoring output from Jannelle Flaws.

University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Minnesota

University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Minnesota, Sunday, October 12, 2014 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. 

Rayfield: Illini must be better problem solvers

CHAMPAIGN — Jannelle Flaws started this season as a known commodity. After all, you don’t score 23 goals in a season, tie for the national lead and go unnoticed.

UI soccer surprised by Northwestern

Northwestern’s Addie Steiner sent a looping 20-yard shot over Illinois goalkeeper Claire Wheatley just more than three minutes into Sunday’s Big Ten game at Lakeside Field, sending the 19th ranked Illini into catch-up mode almost immediately.

Flaws scores again, but Illini fall

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — In a Big Ten match featuring two nationally ranked opponents, No. 16 Illinois came up short against No. 8 Penn State.

Jannelle Flaws tallied her third goal of the week for the Illini, but it was sandwiched between a pair of Nittany Lions’ strikes, giving the hosts a 2-1 victory.

UI soccer wins fourth straight

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jannelle Flaws tallied five goals in two Illinois soccer victories last week. Against Ohio State on Friday, she picked up right where she left off.

Flaws scored on a cross less than six minutes into the match against the Buckeyes and added an insurance marker early in the second half to lead No. 16 Illinois to a 4-1 romp.

Midfielders positioned well for success

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois controlled possession Sunday in its 3-0 win against Purdue, limiting the Boilermakers’ chances and ultimately providing the opportunities Jannelle Flaws turned into her late hat trick.