Illinois Soccer - Rayfield's 200th and Big Ten opener

Hear comments from head coach Janet Rayfield, midfielder Nicole Breece and defender Hope D'Addario on the coach's 200th career victory, a 2-0 weekend in South Carolina, and tomorrow's Big Ten opener at Iowa.  Shot and edited by Brian Moline on an iPhone 4S using the Voddio app.

Illini golfers tie for third

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — The Illinois women’s golf team shot a final-round 295 to finish tied for third with Colorado at the Ptarmigan Ram Classic. The Illini were 3 strokes behind UNLV and 9 behind tourney champion San Diego State.

Illinois freshman Dana Gattone, who had a hole-in-one in her second round Monday, shot a 1-over-par 73 Tuesday and finished tied for seventh at 1 over par.

Illini soccer on fire, wins fifth straight

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Two early goals, one apiece from Illinois and Alabama-Birmingham, led to a lengthy stalemate in the teams’ final game in the College of Charleston Cup.

Soccer team posts third shutout

CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Illinois soccer team got plenty of scoring chances Friday night in its first match of the College of Charleston Cup, and this time the Illini capitalized. Illinois scored three first-half goals to beat the Cougars 3-0 for its third shutout of the season.

Notes: Illini not lacking for scoring chances

CHAMPAIGN — What wasn’t lacking for the Illinois soccer team Sunday against Oakland was scoring opportunities. The Illini took 29 shots — 25 more than the home team — but it still took almost 8 minutes of overtime before Amy Feher scored the golden goal in the 1-0 win.

Illinois defense ahead of schedule

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois soccer team is almost following a script as far as the way this season has started compared to last fall. The Illini opened the 2013 season with a 4-1 loss to a ranked Notre Dame team and followed that with three straight wins, including one against Louisville.

It only takes one: Feher delivers winner

ROCHESTER, Mich. — Illinois outshot Oakland 23-3 through the first 90 minutes of Sunday’s nonconference game. Seven of those shots were on goal. None found the back of the net.

The Illini kept up their offensive pressure in overtime, and junior Amy Feher delivered the golden goal in the 98th minute to give Illinois a 1-0 victory against the Grizzlies and its third straight win.

Wave of energy carries volleyball

CHAMPAIGN — The first two sets of Illinois’ season opener against Long Beach State had their ragged moments. It’s to be expected in that first-match-of-the-year, feel-each-other-out kind of way. But after those ragged moments, the 11th-ranked Illini showed their ability to finish. They rallied from a late four-point deficit to win the first set and finished strong in an up-and-down second.

Illinois utilizing goalkeeping duo

CHAMPAIGN — Bowling Green transfer Michelle Denley started at goalkeeper in Illinois’ season opener against Notre Dame last week. Last year’s starter Claire Wheatley came in at halftime to finish the game.

The same series of events happened two days later, and Denley and Wheatley combined for a clean sheet and six saves in the Illini’s 2-0 win against Louisville.

Illini soccer gets locker room upgrade

CHAMPAIGN — The shouts of excitement from the Illinois soccer locker room were easily audible in the lobby of the Bielfeldt Athletic Administration building Tuesday afternoon.