Soccer skid at three

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.

Illini lose to Vols in tourney final

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Illini soccer coach Janet Rayfield called it her team’s “best game of the season.”

It wasn’t, however, a victory.

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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.

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Zurrer leads soccer to title

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.

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Man dies after being hit by train near downtown Champaign

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.

UI roundup: Volleyball rolls

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

UI soccer wins opener

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Chichi Nweke scored in overtime to lift No. 17 Illinois past Missouri 2-1 in a women's soccer season opener Saturday night.

Nweke might be go-to player for soccer team

CHAMPAIGN – With two-year All-American Ella Masar and her 27 career goals no longer around, Illinois women's soccer coach Janet Rayfield has the help-wanted sign up.

Goal scorers need apply.