Soccer

Big Ten honors Illini freshman

Illinois freshman midfielder Emily Brown became the first Illini soccer player to earn Big Ten Player of the Week honors Monday.


UI soccer closes with win

The Illinois women's soccer team ended the regular season Sunday with a 3-0 victory against visiting Oakland University.

Lisa Baldwin got the scoring started for the Illini (12-7), netting a ball on an assist by Sarah Aberle 1:05 into the contest. Kelly Buszkiewicz at 6:55 and Kim Doetzel at 41:43 also scored for the UI in the first half.


Illinois boots Mizzou

Freshman forward Emily Brown keeps getting her kicks for the University of Illinois soccer team.

Brown, who scored three goals in the Illini's home victory Wednesday against Washington University of St. Louis, added two more Friday as Illinois defeated Missouri 2-1 at Walton Stadium in Columbia, Mo.


Brown drives Illini

Freshman Emily Brown recorded a hat trick and junior Kelly Buszkiewicz had a goal and three assists to pace Illinois to a 7-1 women's soccer victory over Washington University of St. Louis on Wednesday night in Champaign.


Minnesota shuts down Illini soccer

Lisa Baldwin scored another goal, but Illinois produced no other offense in a 3-1 loss to Minnesota in a Big Ten Conference soccer match Sunday in Minneapolis.

The Gophers jumped out to a 3-0 lead on two first-half goals by Nicole Lee and a second-half goal by Laurie Seidle.


UI earns soccer berth

CHAMPAIGN – Freshman Emily Brown scored two goals to propel Illinois' women's soccer team to the postseason for the first time in the program's history with a 5-0 victory over Iowa on Friday night.


Illini soccer team keeps postseason in mind

CHAMPAIGN – If you're heading out to the big soccer match tonight, Jillian Ellis suggests you leave the sweaters and jackets at home.

It could get a little toasty at the Illinois soccer field.


Northwestern topples UI

Score one for Northwestern over Illinois.

Soccer, that is.


UI soccer team back on track

Amy Bessette notched her third shutout of the season the easy way as the Illinois women's soccer team broke a two-game losing streak Sunday with a 3-0 victory over Valparaiso at the UI Soccer Complex.

The Illini (6-2) held Valpo shotless in the game.


Jibberish and fancy footwork

CHAMPAIGN – Her fancy footwork and sharp shooting aren't the only things Jillian Ellis digs about Lisa Baldwin.

"I wanted to get someone out here with a stranger accent than mine,' " said Ellis, Illinois' England-born women's soccer coach. "Alleviates some of my pressure."


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