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."

EIU rallies past Illini in soccer

CHARLESTON – Trailing 2-0, Eastern Illinois' women's soccer team took only four shots against Illinois in the second half Wednesday.

UI gift-wraps victory

CHAMPAIGN – She got a free meal from her folks, and her team won another game.

Not a bad 32nd birthday for Illinois women's soccer coach Jillian Ellis.

Freshman fires up Illini soccer team

NORMAL – Freshman Lisa Baldwin's second-half goal gave the Illinois women's soccer team a 1-0 victory Friday afternoon in its season opener at Illinois State.

Shots don't find net for UI soccer team

CHAMPAIGN – The Illinois soccer team fired 34 shots at St. Charles on Sunday afternoon, but only one counted.

Freshman Lisa Baldwin scored the Illini's lone goal at the 78-minute mark, but the UI lost 2-1 at the First and Stadium Multiplex.

Illinois and 13 new faces ready for soccer test

   CHAMPAIGN  They''re not spending 12 days of quality time together on some deserted Air Force base in Rantoul.

   But Jillian Ellis and her Illinois soccer crew are leaving campus soon for a little get-to-know-you excursion of their own.

Illini soccer pads roster

University of Illinois women's soccer coach Jillian Ellis has signed seven prospects to national letters of intent.

The program's second recruiting class includes three players from Illinois, two from Virginia and one each from New Jersey and Texas.

St. Louis tops Illini

Team scoring leader Sarah Aberle netted her seventh goal, but the University of Illinois women's soccer team lost 3-1 to St. Louis on Tuesday in Champaign.

UI soccer team earns Big win

Freshman Rachel Smith scored on a breakaway goal in double overtime Sunday in Champaign to give the University of Illinois women's soccer team its first Big Ten Conference victory, 3-2 over Northwestern.

"It feels great. I'm really happy for the players. To win like that makes it exciting," Illini coach Jillian Ellis said.

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