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.

Flaws, Stucky lead Illini to rebound win

LINCOLN, Neb. — Jannelle Flaws scored a pair of goals, Allison Stucky contributed a first-half strike and Illinois earned its first conference win of the season in a 3-0 victory over Nebraska on Sunday.

Sunday Conversation: Janet Rayfield

Now in her 13th season as the coach of the Illinois women’s soccer team, Rayfield won her 200th career game — and 155th with the Illini — in a 3-0 victory against College of Charleston.

Less of Flaws is more for UI offense

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois’ offense was Jannelle Flaws-centric last year. Tied for the national lead with 23 goals, Flaws’ scoring accounted for 43 percent of the Illini’s total goals.

Big Ten soccer breakdown

With league play kicking off this weekend, we asked beat writer Scott Richey to break down each team in the conference.

ILLINOIS (@IlliniSoccer)

RECORD: 5-1-0

SIGNATURE WIN: 3-1 vs. Arizona State

League soccer race wide open

CHAMPAIGN — Illinois soccer coach Janet Rayfield considered the top 11 spots in the Big Ten as much up for grabs as the 11 spots in her starting lineup before the 2014 season began.

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Illini Week in Review

Illinois Soccer - Rayfield's 200th and Big Ten opener

Hear comments from head coach Janet Rayfield, midfielder Nicole Breece and defender Hope D'Addario on the coach's 200th career victory, a 2-0 weekend in South Carolina, and tomorrow's Big Ten opener at Iowa.  Shot and edited by Brian Moline on an iPhone 4S using the Voddio app.

Illini golfers tie for third

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Illinois women’s golf team shot a final-round 295 to finish tied for third with Colorado at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic. The Illini were 3 strokes behind UNLV and 9 behind tourney champion San Diego State.

Illinois freshman Dana Gattone, who had a hole-in-one in her second round Monday, shot a 1-over-par 73 Tuesday and finished tied for seventh at 1 over par.