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."

Soccer up to No. 13

Rayfield's Illini gain four spots in NSCAA poll

Roundup: Bartsch nudges Illini into first place

CHAMPAIGN – The question loomed over the Illinois volleyball program from the moment Laura DeBruler was lost for the season with a knee injury:

Who would step up to fill the substantial void left by the absence of the school's career kills leader?

Soccer battles to draw

MADISON, Wis. — Alexandra Kapicka stopped three shots for her fourth shutout of the season, but the Illini offense couldn’t find the back of the net in a 0-0 draw at Wisconsin on Sunday.

Laura Knutson had the best chance for the Illini (9-2-1, 2-1-1 Big Ten), slamming a shot off the crossbar in the first half.

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Freshmen lead soccer; men's golfers crowned

CHAMPAIGN – Freshman Megan Pawloski scored twice – two minutes apart – to lift Illinois to a 2-1 victory against Indiana on Sunday.

The Illinois men's golf ran away for a 28-stroke victory Sunday at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate in Normal.

Frosh DiBernardo nets four goals in runaway

CHAMPAIGN – There have been seven hat tricks in the history of Illinois women's soccer.

Vanessa DiBernardo did them all one better Friday night.

Soccer shutout streak ends in 1-0 loss

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Gophers scored in the 71st minute – the first goal against the Illini since Sept. 3 – to send the Illinois soccer team to a 1-0 loss in a Big Ten opener.

Niki Read and Vanessa DiBernardo each registered three shots, but the No. 20 Illini couldn't find the back of the net against No. 18 Minnesota.

Illini Insider: Ohio State another formidable foe

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