Illini soccer ranked 13th

NCAA first-round match vs. USC to start at 4 p.m. Friday

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After a one-year absence, the Illini women's soccer team is headed back to the NCAA tournament. Illinois earned an at-large berth in the 64-team field and will face Southern California on Friday in the first round at South Bend, Ind.

Illini hoping for soccer tourney call

CHAMPAIGN – Niki Read's second-half goal off a pass from Vanessa DiBernardo lifted Illinois to a 1-0 win against Northwestern in the regular-season finale Saturday.

"Niki was able to put one away," UI coach Janet Rayfield said. "We just needed one. We had chances, in the second half especially, and it was just great for her to put one away."

Women's golfers finish third

AUSTIN, Texas — Katelin Dilger and Ember Schuldt tied for 11th at 11 over par, leading Illinois’ women’s golf team to third place Tuesday at the Challenge at Onion Creek.
Dilger carded a final-round 76 and Schuldt an 83 for the Illini, who finished at 890, 6 strokes behind first-place Iowa State and 1 stroke behind Arkansas-Little Rock.

Soccer drops match at Michigan

Hoh advances to semifinals of Big Ten tennis tourney

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Laura Knutson scored her first goal of the season and Megan Pawloski also scored for the 16th-ranked Illinois soccer team, but it wasn't enough in a 3-2 loss to Michigan on Sunday.

Defense makes goalie's day

EAST LANSING, Mich. – A dominating defensive effort got Illinois' swing through Michigan off on the right foot.

Limiting Michigan State to two shots on goal, the Illini won 1-0 in Big Ten women's soccer action Friday. Goalie Alexandra Kapicka took advantage of the help in front of her to post the shutout.

Sullivan gets five more years

CHAMPAIGN – The only head coach the Illinois softball program has known will continue in that role for at least another five years.

UI athletic director Ron Guenther announced Tuesday that Terri Sullivan's contract was extended through the 2015 season.

Illini soccer ranked 16th

Illinois drops three spots after 1-1 week.

Women's doubles team to play for Midwest Regional crown

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Rachael White and Allison Falkin will play for the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional doubles title today.

The duo won twice Sunday to improve to 5-2 this season.

Illini soccer rallies on road

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Thanks to second-half goals from Vanessa DiBernardo and Niki Read, the 13th-ranked Illinois women's soccer team defeated Ohio State 2-1 Thursday.

"It was a typical Big Ten battle," said Illinois coach Janet Rayfield, whose team improved to 11-2-1 and 4-1-1 in the Big Ten. "There were moments where they had momentum and earned chances while we also controlled the momentum and earned chances. We battled for the time we had possession. When we did that, those were the moments we had the momentum. We kept possession and earned chances most of the second half."