CHAMPAIGN – Laura DeBruler had a match-high 13 kills in No. 23 Illinois' 25-18, 25-13, 25-13 nonconference volleyball victory against Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville on Friday night.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The No. 18 Illinois soccer team held the advantage in shots and corner kicks but couldn’t find the net in a 2-0 loss to Central Florida on Sunday.
The Illini (4-3) lost their third match in a row, during which they’ve failed to score. Illinois outshot the Knights 16-10 and held a 5-4 edge in corner kicks. Central Florida (5-1-1) led in shots on goal 5-4.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Illini soccer coach Janet Rayfield called it her team’s “best game of the season.”
It wasn’t, however, a victory.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Marissa Mykines and Cory Steigerwald scored a goal apiece to lead the 15th-ranked Illinois women's soccer team to a 2-1 victory against Washigton State on Friday at the Lady Vol Classic.
CHAMPAIGN – Senior defender Emily Zurrer returned to the Illini soccer team just in time.
Zurrer, who represented Canada in the Olympics, scored the winning goal in overtime Sunday to lift Illinois to a 1-0 victory against Dayton in the championship game of the Illini Challenge.
An unidentified man said to be in his 50s was killed by a train Saturday evening.
The man was hit about 8:25 p.m. Saturday on the tracks near the intersection of Springfield Avenue and Locust Street, police said. Trains were stopped while police investigated the area of the accident, about 100 yards north of the Springfield Avenue viaduct.
CHAMPAIGN — With 1,989 fans on hand for a Stuff Huff promotion, the Illinois volleyball team proved to be a crowd-pleasing bunch.
A coach-pleasing bunch, too.
“It’s nice to beat somebody 3-0,” coach Don Hardin said after his Illini swept North Carolina 25-21, 25-14, 25-12