Northwestern stuns Illinois in soccer

CHAMPAIGN — Midfielder Vanessa DiBernardo scored on a penalty kick to give Illinois a 1-0 lead, but Northwestern staged a dramatic comeback Thursday night in the Big Ten soccer match.
The Wildcats’ Georgia Waddle tied the match with nine minutes left and Kate Allen converted a penalty kick with four seconds left to give Northwestern a 2-1 victory.

Miss a Week...

...and you miss a lot.  Illinois tries to rebound from an 0-2 weekend with their final home games of the 2012 season.

Tennis duo pulls upsets

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Illinois’ Rachael White and Melissa Kopinski defeated two Top 10 doubles teams Thursday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the ITA All-American Championships.
“Rachael and Melissa are keeping everything really simple and are executing well,” UI assistant tennis coach Georgia Rose said.

Can Illini Soccer Keep Sparty Down?

Michigan State hasn't scored a goal against the Illini since 2002.

Birks powers volleyball win

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Illinois continued its mastery of Indiana on Friday.

Today awaits a bigger challenge across the border.

Big Ten Road Test

The Illinois soccer team heads to the Hoosier state for matchups with Indiana and Purdue.

Penn State blanks soccer team

CHAMPAIGN — Penn State scored in the opening minute, sending the 11th-ranked Nittany Lions to a runaway 4-0 victory Sunday against the Illinois soccer team.

Penn State led 3-0 at halftime, outshooting the Illini (5-4-1, 2-1 Big Ten) 10-4.

Soccer stays perfect in Big Ten

CHAMPAIGN — Freshman Taylore Peterson notched her second goal of the season, snapping a scoreless match in the second half and lifting Illinois to a 1-0 Big Ten victory against Ohio State.

Kassidy Brown and Nicole Breece assisted for the Illini, who improved to 5-3-1 and 2-0-0 in league play,

Welcome Back, Vanessa!

The Illini All-American wasted no time making her presence felt in the Big Ten opener.

DiBernardo, Illini win league opener

CHAMPAIGN — It took one shot for the Illinois soccer team to realize how much it missed Vanessa DiBernardo.

The Illini struggled to score in the nonconference portion of their schedule, racking up just six goals in seven matches — including three in one match.

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