Small's squad breaks records

NORMAL – Freshman Chris DeForest carded a 7-under-par 63 on Monday, leading Illinois to a record-setting victory at the D.A. Weibring Invitational.

DeForest was medalist at 209 and broke Trevor Beard and Steve Stricker's record for lowest round in school history. Beard recorded a 64 at the Big Ten Championships in May 1981. Stricker accomplished the feat in October 1988 at the Purdue Invitational.

Steigerwald, Bell ring up Iowa rout

CHAMPAIGN – Cory Steigerwald and Courtney Bell each scored twice to lead the Illinois soccer team to a 6-0 victory against Iowa on Sunday.

Illinois outshot the Hawkeyes 26-5.

Nweke's offense enough

CHAMPAIGN – Coach Janet Rayfield's Illinois soccer team entered Friday's match against Minnesota looking for its first Big Ten victory of the season.

Mission accomplished.

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Kot's shot not enough

The Illinois soccer team fell to 0-2 in Big Ten play Sunday after a 2-1 loss to Penn State in State College, Pa.

Rayfield's squad drops heartbreaker

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Seven Illinois soccer players were on the field for 107 minutes.

Coach Janet Rayfield's Illini outshot Ohio State 17-13.

Masar nominated for award

Kansas City, Mo. – Illinois forward Ella Masar on Monday was one of 20 female student-athletes nominated for the Lowe's Senior Class Award, given annually to the senior who excels both on and off the field.

Masar, Illini keep rolling

TERREHAUTE, Ind. – Urbana product Ella Masar helped the No. 25 Illinois soccer team jump out to a quick lead it would never relinquish with a goal in the third minute as the Illini cruised to a 3-0 win against Indiana State on Sunday.

Zurrer, Nweke lift soccer team on road

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Coach Janet Rayfield's 25th-ranked Illinois soccer team avoided a bump on the road Friday.

Junior Emily Zurrer and sophomore Chichi Nweke each scored, giving the Illini a 2-1 victory against Kansas.

Zurrer nabs another honor

CHAMPAIGN – Junior defender Emily Zurrer was named to Soccer America's Team of the Week after leading Illinois past ninth-ranked Florida 1-0 last Friday.

Zurrer, who also was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, helped key the Illini's defense, which allowed five shots in the match.