UI Soccer vs. Michigan 2016

Illinois vs. Michigan in a Big 10 soccer match at illinois Soccer Field  on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.

UI Indiana Women's Soccer

University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Indiana, Sunday, September 18, 2016 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. 

UI roundup: McFadden nets gold at Paralympics

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.

UI roundup: McFadden earns silver medal

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.

Soccer drops fourth consecutive match

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.

Illini legends, lists and lore: Mitchell Brookins

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.

UI soccer falls against Saint Louis

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.

Veteran backfield helps Illini to 2-0 start

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.

UI WSoccer vs Illinois State

University of Illinois Women's Soccer vs Illinois State, Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Illinois Soccer Stadium. Illinois defeated the Redbirds 1-0. 

Soccer opens season healthy, with victory

CHAMPAIGN — Reagan Robishaw’s first tackle during Illinois’ opening preseason practice drew more of a reaction from one of her teammates than from the Illini midfielder herself.

“I didn’t even think twice about it until afterward,” Robishaw said. “(Taylore Peterson) was like, ‘How did it feel?’ And I’m like, ‘How did what feel?’ ”