CHAMPAIGN — Katie Murray, Reagan Robishaw and Kara Marbury each scored Thursday, lifting Illinois women's soccer to a stunning 3-0 home win against No. 19 Michigan.
Murray’s goal late in the first half came after strikes from Robishaw and Marbury within the game's first 10 minutes. Keeper Claire Wheatley earned an eight-save shutout for the Illini (4-9-1, 1-4-1 Big Ten).
RIO DE JANEIRO — Illinois graduate student Tatyana McFadden picked up a gold medal Sunday at the Paralympics, posting the fastest time in the T-54 women’s 400 meters. McFadden finished in 53.30 seconds, while current Illini Hannah McFadden took seventh in 56.20.
Additionally, current Illini Chelsea McClammer scored a silver medal when she clocked 55.13 in the T-53 women’s 400 final.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Illinois graduate student Tatyana McFadden placed second Friday in the T-54 women’s 100-meter final at the Paralympics.
McFadden finished in 16.13 seconds to take the silver medal, crossing the line just behind China’s Wenjun Liu (16.00). Current Illini Hannah McFadden just missed the race’s podium, placing fourth in 16.34.
COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Illinois soccer outshot Texas A&M 10-9 on Sunday, but the host Aggies were the only ones to find the net in a 2-0 victory. Haley Pounds and Emily Bates scored against the Illini (2-4-0), who dropped their fourth consecutive match.
Thirty-four years ago today — Sept. 4, 1982 — Illini junior running back Mitchell Brookins scored three touchdowns and led Illinois past Northwestern 49-13 at Memorial Stadium.
ST. LOUIS — Shaney Sakamoto tallied a penalty kick goal less than four minutes into Sunday’s women’s soccer match, sending Saint Louis to a 1-0 win over visiting Illinois.
The Illini (2-2-0) were outshot 16-9, including 5-3 in attempts on net. None of the team’s shots were recorded in the opening 45 minutes.
CHAMPAIGN — Janet Rayfield has her deepest rosters in a decade. Both in terms of number of players — the 30 Illinois soccer players are more than in any of the past nine seasons — and in an experienced group with 18 upperclassmen.