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Illinois State Redbirds

ILLINOIS STATE REDBIRDS

February 1, 2017
ISU RECRUITS
Redbirds announce eight commitments

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State announced eight commitments to National Letters of Intent Wednesday, the first class under coach Brad Silvey.


November 18, 2016
DROPPED BY DUKE
ISU Redbirds eliminated by Blue Devils

DURHAM, N.C. -- Illinois State’s 15-game unbeaten streak was snapped as the Redbirds fell, 3-1, to Duke in the second round of the NCAA Women’s Championship Friday night.


November 12, 2016
FLYING ON
ISU Redbirds eliminate Michigan Wolverines

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Illinois State earned a penalty kicks win over Michigan after playing the Wolverines to a 2-2 draw in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Championship at U-M Soccer Stadium Saturday night.


November 7, 2016
WOMEN'S COLLEGE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State Redbirds forward Lauren Koehl

Redshirt senior forward Lauren Koehl led the way as Illinois State finished the regular-season strong, being named Missouri Valley Conference player of the year. And Koehl, the Chicagoland Soccer News Women's Player of the Week for the week ending Nov. 6, carried the Redbirds to the MVC tournament title, upping her goal total to 15.


November 6, 2016
MVC TITLISTS
Redbirds rally past Purple Aces

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State improved its unbeaten streak to 14 games, taking a 2-1 win over Evansville in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final Sunday.


November 4, 2016
FLYING TO THE FINALS
Illinois State Redbirds stop Sycamores

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Illinois State Redbirds improved their unbeaten streak to 13 games with a 1-0 extra time victory over Indiana State in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament Friday night.


October 27, 2016
FINISHING WITH A DOZEN
Redbirds knock off Northern Iowa

NORMAL, Ill. -- Missouri Valley Conference champion Illinois State upped its unbeaten streak to 12 games with a 2-0 win over Northern Iowa in both teams’ final regular-season conference match at Adelaide Street Field Thursday night.


October 23, 2016
MVC CHAMPS
Illinois State Redbirds edge Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Illinois State clinched the top seed in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament with a 2-1 win over Evansville Sunday.


October 20, 2016
SOARING REDBIRDS
Illinois State clips Kansas State

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Illinois State Redbirds upped their unbeaten streak to 10 games with a 2-0 win over Kansas State in a non-conference match Thursday night.



GETTING IT DONE
ISU Redbirds battle to win over Bulldogs

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Illinois State improved its unbeaten streak to eight games with a 3-2 victory over Drake in a Missouri Valley Conference match Saturday night.


October 12, 2016
TAKING OFF
ISU Redbirds roll past Loyola Ramblers

Illinois State upped its unbeaten streak to eight games with a 2-1 victory over Loyola in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Loyola Soccer Park Wednesday night.


October 9, 2016
TOUGH TIE
ISU Redbirds held to draw by Bears

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State extended its unbeaten streak to seven games, playing Missouri State to a 1-1 draw in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Adelaide Street Field Sunday.


October 1, 2016
FINISHING SCHOOL
ISU Redbirds crush Chicago State, 10-0

NORMAL, Ill. – Senior Lauren Koehl scored a first-half hat trick as the Illinois State Redbirds took a 10-0 victory over Chicago State in a non-conference match Saturday.


September 25, 2016
FLIGHT PLAN
ISU Redbirds rout Jaguars

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State upped its unbeaten streak to five games with a 4-1 win over IUPUI Jaguars, the non-conference match delayed late in the opening half by weather, on Senior Day Sunday.


September 23, 2016
OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
Redbirds slam Sycamores in MVC opener

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State took a 4-0 win over Indiana State in both teams’ Missouri Valley Conference opener at Adelaide Street Field Friday night.


September 18, 2016
GUTTING IT OUT
Redbirds earn tie at Northern Illinois

DEKALB, Ill. -- The Illinois State soccer team extended its unbeaten streak to three games with a 0-0 draw with Northern Illinois Sunday.


September 16, 2016
GAINING STEAM
ISU Redbirds rally past Eastern Michigan

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Illinois State won its second successive game, taking a 4-2 victory over Eastern Michigan in a non-league game Friday night.


September 11, 2016
AIR BATTLE
Redbirds fly by Fighting Hawks

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State earned its third successive home victory with a 2-0 win over North Dakota at Adelaide Street Field Sunday.


September 8, 2016
DIFFICULT CHALLENGE
ISU Redbirds edged by Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Illinois State’s road losing streak extended to three games as the Redbirds fell, 1-0, to No. 24 ranked Northwestern at the Lanny & Sharon Martin Stadium Thursday night.


September 4, 2016
REBOUND PERFORMANCE
Redbirds ground Green Bay

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State improved its home winning streak to two games with a 2-0 win over Green Bay Sunday.


August 28, 2016
COMMEMORATION
ISU Redbirds honor Heidecke, defeat Eastern Illinois

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Illinois State Redbirds captured their first win of the season, taking a 4-0 victory over Eastern Illinois at Adelaide Street Field Sunday.


August 25, 2016
TWO CORNER OFFENSE
ISU Redbirds edged by Marquette

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State surrendered two goals off corner kicks in falling, 2-1, to Marquette in a non-conference match at Adelaide Street Field Thursday night.



August 21, 2016
HIGH-QUALITY TESTS
Redbirds rally too late against Fighting Illini

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The Illinois State Redbirds dropped their second straight game to a Big Ten Conference foe, falling, 1-0, to the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Illinois Soccer Stadium Sunday.


August 19, 2016
HOLDING THEIR OWN
ISU Redbirds bested by Badgers

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Illinois State Redbirds rallied late in falling, 1-0, to Wisconsin in both teams’ season-opener at the Adelaide Street Field Friday night.


February 8, 2016
REDBIRD RECRUITS
Illinois State announces nine signings

NORMAL, Ill. -- Illinois State Redbirds coach Eric Golz announced the signing of nine National Letters of Intent signings. The Redbirds will welcome their largest class since 2008 in Golz's first full year of recruiting as ISU coach.


November 2, 2015
FLYING OUT
Illinois State Redbirds grounded by Loyola

NORMAL, Ill.--The Illinois State Redbirds rallied late but fell to Loyola, 2-1, in the opening round of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Sunday. Illinois State finished the season 6-10-2.


October 29, 2015
KEEPING AFTER IT
Loyola Rambler women nudge Northern Iowa

CHICAGO--An 82nd-minute goal from sophomore Avalon Senn-Raemont propelled the Loyola Ramblers women’s team to a 1-0 win over Northern Iowa Thursday night, clinching a berth in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament.


October 29, 2015
COMEBACK VICTORY
Illinois State Redbirds edge Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.--Ali Farkos netted the game-winning goal in the 89th minute as the Illinois State Redbirds defeated Indiana State, 4-3, in a Missouri Valley Conference match Thursday night.


October 25, 2015
LOST CAUSE
Illinois State Redbirds squander lead against Evansville

NORMAL, Ill.--The Illinois State Redbirds hit the post and had a shot cleared off the line in the first half, then squandered the lead in the late-going in falling, 2-1, in overtime to the Evansville Aces in a Missouri Valley Conference match at Adelaide Street Field Sunday.


October 17, 2015
HALTED
Illinois State Redbirds dominate in losing cause

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.--Missouri State halted the Illinois State Redbirds' two-game Missouri Valley Conference winning streak with a 1-0 victory Saturday.


October 10, 2015
MVC STREAK
Illinois State Redbirds stop Northern Iowa, 2-0

WATERLOO, Iowa --Lauren Koehl extended her Missouri Valley Conference scoring streak to three games as the Illinois State Redbirds took a 2-0 win over Northern Iowa Saturday night.


October 2, 2015
HOME NOT SO SWEET
ISU Redbirds stopped by Oklahoma Sooners, 1-0

NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State Redbirds concluded a three-game homestand with a 1-0 loss to Oklahoma in a non-conference match Friday. ISU (4-8-2), playing its final non-conference match, won once in three matches over a seven-day span at Adelaide Street Field.


September 30, 2015
CROSSING THEM UP
Redbirds take 2-1 victory over Loyola Ramblers

NORMAL, Ill.–Lauren Koehl scored for the third successive game as the Illinois State Redbirds took a 2-1 win over Loyola in a Missouri Valley Conference game at Adelaide Street Field Wednesday night.


September 26, 2015
BULLDOGGED
Redbirds' winning streak over Drake ends in 3-2 defeat

NORMAL, Ill.–Illinois State's 10-game winning streak over Drake ended Saturday as the Redbirds squandered a two-goal lead in falling, 3-2, in their Missouri Valley Conference opener.


September 20, 2015
ONLY TAKES ONE
Koehl gives Illinois State 1-0 OT win over Central Michigan

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Lauren Koehl's 105th-minute goal gave the Illinois State Redbirds a 1-0 win over Central Michigan Sunday.


September 18, 2015
PENALTY PAYS OFF
Rodgers salvages tie for Redbirds against Western Michigan

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Hannah Rodgers' 88th-minute penalty kick salvaged a 1-1 tie for Illinois State against Western Michigan Friday.


September 13, 2015
SAILING ALONG
Redbirds clipped by Navy, 4-2

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Illinois State Redbirds went forward with ease but could not stop Navy's attacking force in a 4-2 loss Sunday.


September 11, 2015
SCORING WOES
Illinois State Redbirds blanked at George Mason

FAIRFAX, Va. – The Illinois State Redbird women's team's scoring struggles continued in a 2-0 loss to George Mason Friday.


September 6, 2015
BIG (TEN) WIN
Redbird women down Wisconsin, 1-0

Lauren Koehl drilled a 20-yard shot in the 22nd minute to give the Illinois State women's team a 1-0 victory over Wisconsin Sunday.


August 29, 2015
REDBIRD RALLY
Illinois State gets first win of season

The Illinois State Redbirds rallied in the second half for a 3-1 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a women's game Friday night.


August 24, 2015
EARLY SHOTS
Redbirds fire away, but fall to Illini

Illinois State started fast but fell to Illinois, 1-0, on a second-half goal by senior Reagan Robishaw in a women's game Sunday night.


November 21, 2014
END OF THE ROAD
Illinois State drops 4-0 decision to Pepperdine in NCAAs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. – Illinois State’s run in the NCAA Tournament has come to an end. No. 4 Pepperdine shut out the Redbirds 4-0 Friday night to end their season. Pepperdine (15-2-4) will now face UCLA Sunday at 5:00 p.m. CT.


November 18, 2014
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State's Rachel Tejada

Illinois State’s Rachel Tejada is ChicagoLand Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Week for the week ending November 16.


November 15, 2014
SOARING FORWARD
ISU women top USF 3-2

TAMPA, Fla. - Rachel Tejada tallied two goals and an assist to lead Illinois State to a 3-2 win over USF in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.


November 13, 2014
SOCCER NEWS NET SALUTE
ISU's Rachel Tejada is Women's Player of the Week

Illinois State’s Rachel Tejada is the Soccer News Net Women’s College Player of the Week for the week ending November 9.


November 11, 2014
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State's Rachel Tejada

Illinois State’s Rachel Tejada is ChicagoLand Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Week for the week ending November 9.


September 8, 2014
OUTPLAYED
ISU women drop 4-1 decision to Boston College

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State women’s dropped a 4-1 decision to Boston College Sunday at Adelaide Street Field.


August 29, 2014
REDBIRDS WIN IN TEXAS
Illinois St.women blank Sam Houston St.

COLLEGE STATION, Tex. - After a two-hour delay due to lightning in the area, Illinois State won its third straight game to open the season, 4-0, over Sam Houston State


August 27, 2014
NEWSOME GETS MVC HONOR
3.89 GPA, 0.00 GAA makes Redbird keeper league's best

ST LOUIS – Aryn Newsom, a senior goalkeeper for Illinois State's women, has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Week.


November 22, 2013
IT'S OVER
Illinois State falls to Michigan in NCAA 2nd round

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The best season in Illinois State soccer history came to a conclusion Friday night at the U-M Soccer Complex, as the Redbirds fell to third-seeded and 11th-ranked Michigan, 3-0, in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. ISU matched the school-record with 14 wins, going 14-7-1, and became the first Missouri Valley Conference team to advance to the Round of 32.


November 16, 2013
HISTORIC WIN
Illinois State wins first NCAA tourney game

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Saturday’s NCAA Tournament first round match at Louisville was the 343rd game in the history of the Illinois State soccer program that dates back to 1996. It was two players in just their 21st game, however, who helped ISU accomplish something no previous Redbird or Valley team ever had before.


November 10, 2013
THREE STRAIGHT
Illinois State wins MVC title

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The top-seeded Illinois State soccer team won its third-straight Missouri Valley Conference Tournament championship with a 5-0 victory over No. 2 seed Indiana State, Sunday afternoon at McCutchan Stadium. With the title, the program’s fifth all-time and fourth in the past five years, the Redbirds earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament.


November 9, 2013
GOING FOR THREE
Illinois State plays Indiana State for MVC title

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- The top-seeded Illinois State soccer team (13-6-0, 6-0-0 MVC) will vie for its third-straight Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title in the championship match against No. 2 seed Indiana State (10-8-0, 4-2-0 MVC), Sunday at 1 p.m., at McCutchan Stadium in Evansville, Ind.


November 8, 2013
A SEMIFINAL RALLY
Illinois State beats Evansville in MVC semifinals

EVANSVILLE, Ind. -- Down 1-0 at halftime, the top-seeded Illinois State soccer team scored three goals in the first 14 minutes of the second half to rally past fifth-seeded and tournament-host Evansville, 3-1, in Friday night’s MVC Tournament semifinal match at McCutchan Stadium. Hannah Leinert scored two goals for ISU, including the game-winner, while Rachel Tejada scored once to lead the Redbirds into Sunday’s championship match.


November 4, 2013
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State's Abby Van Deventer

Illinois State sophomore defender Abby Van Deventer has been named Chicagoland Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week for the week ending November 4.


November 4, 2013
MVC HONOR
Van Deventer named player of the week

ST. LOUIS – Sophomore back Abby Van Deventer is the MVC Defensive Player of the Week for the third-straight week. The award is the fourth for Van Deventer this season, and 12th given by the Valley to a Redbird.


October 31, 2013
JUST PERFECT
Illinois State downs Missouri State

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Entering Thursday night’s match at Missouri State, the Illinois State soccer team had not scored a goal at Plaster Field since 2005. That changed quickly, as Rachel Tejada scored in the seventh minute before Kyla Cross added another less than six minutes later, as the Redbirds completed a perfect Missouri Valley Conference schedule with a 3-1 win, their seventh-straight


October 27, 2013
MISSOURI VALLEY CHAMPS
Illinois State captures regular season title

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Illinois State soccer team clinched the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship outright with a 3-0 victory over Drake, Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field. The title is the ninth in program-history for ISU, and fifth for head coach Drew Roff in his seven seasons at the helm.


October 22, 2013
MISSOURI VALLEY SWEEP
ISU's Tejada, Van Deventer take weekly honors

ST. LOUIS – Junior forward Rachel Tejada is the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the third time this season, while sophomore back Abby Van Deventer is the MVC Defensive Player of the Week for the second time. Their selections are the eighth and ninth by the Valley of a Redbird this season.


October 17, 2013
HIGH FIVE
Illinois State beats Northern Iowa, 5-0

WATERLOO, Iowa -- Two goals and one assist apiece from Rachel Tejada and Hannah Leinert led the Illinois State soccer team to a 5-0 win at Northern Iowa, Thursday evening. The win increases ISU’s winning streak to a season-best four games, and moves it into sole possession of first place atop the Missouri Valley Conference standings with three regular-season games remaining.


October 13, 2013
D THE KEY
Illinois State beats Loyola, 1-0

NORMAL, lll. -- Freshman Dagny Olson’s goal in the first half was enough to lead the Illinois State soccer team past Loyola, 1-0, Sunday afternoon during “Kick for a Cure” at Adelaide Street Field. Goalkeeper Aryn Newsom and the Redbird defense combined to post their second shutout in the last three games for ISU’s third-straight win.


October 8, 2013
DEFENSIVE AWARD
ISU’s Van Deventer MVC Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS – Sophomore defender Abby Van Deventer is the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week.


October 4, 2013
NEWSOM IS NEWSWORTHY
Senior lifts Illinois State over Indiana State

TERRE HAUTE, lnd. -- Senior Allie Newsom’s goal in the 62nd broke a 1-1 tie and put the Redbirds ahead for good, as the Illinois State soccer team topped Indiana State, 2-1, Friday night at Memorial Stadium. Hannah Leinert also scored for the Redbirds in their Missouri Valley Conference opener.


October 1, 2013
REDBIRD RECOGNIZED
MVC honors Ill. State defender McArtor

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State defender Gabbi McArtor is the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Week. It is the first weekly award from the conference of McArtor’s career, and fifth for the Redbirds this season.


September 27, 2013
MILESTONE WIN
Illinois State coach Roff gets career win 100

NORMAL, Ill. -- Goals from Rachel Tejada, Anna Stinson, Dagny Olson and Keri Kujawa, combined with a strong defensive effort, led the Illinois State soccer team to a 4-0 victory over IPFW in its final non-conference match, Friday evening at Adelaide Street Field. The win is number 100 in the career of head coach Drew Roff.


September 22, 2013
SHOOTING BLANKS
Illinois State loses at Kansas, 2-0

LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Despite firing a season-high 23 shots, the Illinois State soccer team couldn’t find the back of the net in a 2-0 loss at Kansas, Sunday afternoon at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex. The Jayhawks scored a goal in each half, as the Redbirds were shutout for the second time this season.


September 20, 2013
STREAK SNAPPED
Illinois State falls to Milwaukee, 2-1

NORMAL, Ill. -- When Milwaukee’s Kelly Lewers scored the game’s third goal in the first 25 minutes to give her team a 2-1 lead, it looked as if the match against Illinois State was set up to be a back-and-forth and high-scoring affair. Neither team would score the rest of the way, however, as the Redbirds saw their three-match winning streak snapped Friday evening at Adelaide Street Field.


September 17, 2013
THREE STRAIGHT
Illinois State tops Saint Louis, 4-1

NORMAL, Ill. -- Playing its third game in five days, the Illinois State soccer team erased a 1-0 deficit to defeat Saint Louis, 4-1, Tuesday evening at Adelaide Street Field. Dagny Olson scored twice, while Rachel Tejada and Hannah Leinert tallied once apiece in ISU’s third-straight victory.


September 15, 2013
QUICK START
Illinois State beats Marquette, 3-0

NORMAL, Ill. -- Three goals in the first 29 minutes gave the Illinois State soccer team a large enough cushion to withstand a late charge from No. 22 Marquette, as the Redbirds defeated the Golden Eagles, 3-2, Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field. The victory is just the second in program-history over a top-25 team, and the first since defeating No. 10 Milwaukee on Oct. 23, 2011.


September 13, 2013
TEJADA TRICK
Illinois State defeats SW Missouri State

NORMAL, Ill. -- Rachel Tejada recorded the third hat trick of her career, while the defense and goalkeeper Aryn Newsom combined to post their first clean sheet all season, as the Illinois State soccer team topped Southeast Missouri State, 4-0, Friday evening at Adelaide Street Field. Ali Farkos added the other Redbird goal, the first of her career.


September 8, 2013
ILLINOIS STATE FALLS TO TEXAS
Tejada scores lone goal in 2-1 loss

AUSTIN, Tex. -- Despite a number of scoring opportunities in the second half, including a penalty kick, an equalizing goal proved elusive for the Illinois State soccer team in its 2-1 loss to Texas, Sunday afternoon at Mike A. Myers Stadium. Rachel Tejada scored in the second-straight match for ISU’s lone tally.


September 6, 2013
ILLINOIS STATE STUNS TCU
Tejada sets tone with early goal in 2-1 win

FORT WORTH, Tex. -- During its three-game losing streak, the Illinois State women's soccer team surrendered the game’s first goal less than 10 minutes into each match. It was the Redbirds and Rachel Tejada striking first Friday night at TCU, however, setting the tone for a 2-1 victory over the Horned Frogs, the program’s second all-time over a Big 12 team.


August 30, 2013
BLANKED
ISU suffers first shutout loss in nearly two years

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. -- For the first time in nearly two years, the Illinois State soccer team was shut out in a regular-season match, as the Redbirds fell at Minnesota, 4-0, Friday night at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium.


August 25. 2013
TOUGH START
Illinois State concedes twice early in 4-1 loss

NORMAL, Ill. -- The Illinois State women's soccer team surrendered two goals in the first eight minutes of the match, a deficit that would prove too big to overcome in a 4-1 loss to Wisconsin Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


August 23, 2013
CROSS CARRIES ILLINOIS STATE
Senior scores brace in 3-2 win over Miami (Ohio)

NORMAL, Ill. -- Kyla Cross scored twice, while Hannah Leinert had a goal and assist to lift 10-man Illinois State to a 3-2 season-opening victory over Miami (Ohio) Friday evening at Adelaide Street Field.


August 7, 2013
REDBIRDS READYING
Illinois State opens practice

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State officially began its preparations for the 2013 season with two practices, one abbreviated due to weather, Wednesday at Adelaide Street Field. The Redbirds will combine training and two exhibition matches over the next two and a half weeks to prepare for the season-opener, Friday, Aug. 23 against Miami (Ohio) at Adelaide Street Field.


January 7, 2013
WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Chicagoland Soccer News honors Redbirds’ Tejada

Illinois State forward Rachel Tejada has been named the Chicagoland Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Year. She also is among the finalists for the Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot, awarded to the national player of the year.


December 13, 2012
COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT: RACHEL TEJADA
Meet the candidates, and vote!

Illinois State sophomore forward Rachel Tejada is one of four nominees for Chicagoland Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Year and a regional nominee for the Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


December 4, 2012
ALL GREAT LAKES REGION
Illinois State's Tejada, Cooley earn accolades

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Illinois State sophomore forward Rachel Tejada and senior back Kristin Cooley were tabbed as All-Great Lakes Region selections by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Tejada was a second team selection, while Cooley was voted to the third team.


November 10, 2012
FIRST BLANKING
Illinois State falls to Marquette in NCAA opener

MILWAUKEE – Illinois State saw its season come to an end Friday evening, with a 3-0 loss at fourth-seeded and 12th-ranked Marquette at Valley Fields Friday. The Redbirds were shutout for the first time this season, and fall to 0-4 all-time in NCAA Tournament play.


November 8, 2012
LOOKING FOR A FIRST
Redbirds hope to be first MVC team to win NCAA game

NORMAL, Ill. – No team from the Missouri Valley Conference has ever won a match in the NCAA Tournament, a trend Illinois State (13-4-2, 4-2-0 MVC) will attempt to change against the fourth-seeded and 12th-ranked Marquette Golden Eagles (16-2-2, 9-0-1 Big East), Friday at 7 p.m., at Valley Fields in Milwaukee.


November 5, 2012
WOMEN’S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State’s Rachel Tejada

Illinois State sophomore forward Rachel Tejada has been named the Chicagoland Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Week for the week ending November 4.


November 4, 2012
BACK-TO-BACK
Redbirds win MVC title again

OMAHA, Neb. – Illinois State is the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament champion for the second-consecutive season, after defeating Indiana State, 5-1, in Sunday’s title match at Morrison Stadium. The Redbirds earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, which starts next weekend.


November 2, 2012
TWO FOR TEJADA
Brace leads Redbirds to MVC final

OMAHA, Neb. – Rachel Tejada’s two goals led the second-seeded Illinois State soccer teamto a 2-1 Missouri Valley Conference Tournament semifinal victory over the sixth-seeded and tournament-host Creighton Bluejays, Friday evening at Morrison Stadium.


November 1, 2012
REPEAT WINNER
Redbirds Tejada MVC Player of the Year

OMAHA, Neb. – Rachel Tejada is the Missouri Valley Conference’s Player of the Year for the second-consecutive season, as voted on by the league’s coaches. Tejada and six other ISU all-conference selections were honored at Thursday night’s awards banquet in Omaha, Neb.


October 25, 2012
BYE-BYE
Win over Drake gives Redbirds a bye to MVC semifinals

DES MOINES, Iowa. – Anna Stinson’s econd-half goal and clutch play down the stretch by goalkeeper Aryn Newsom led the Illinois State soccer Redbirds (11-4-2, 4-2-0 MVC) to a 2-1 win at Drake (12-5-2, 3-1-2 MVC) Thursday night at Cownie Stadium.


October 21, 2012
KEEPING IT CLEAN
Redbirds post first conference shutout

NORMAL, Ill. – Lauren Koehl scored the game’s only goal, while Aryn Newsom stopped three shots as Illinois State registered its first Missouri Valley Conference shutout with a 1-0 win over Missouri State at Adelaide Street Field on Sunday


October 16, 2012
MISSOURI VALLEY HONOR
Cross named Offensive Player of the Week

ST LOUIS – Following her program-record four-goal performance in the Redbirds’ 9-2 victory over Indiana State Oct. 14, Illinois State junior Kyla Cross has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week.


October 16, 2012
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State’s Kyla Cross

Illinois State junior forward Kyla Cross has been named Chicagoland Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week for the week ending October 14.


October 14, 2012
DOUBLE BRACE
Cross scores four to lead Illinois State

NORMAL, Ill. – Kyla Cross scored four of Illinois State’s nine goals, both single-game program records, in the Illinois State soccer team’s 9-2 victory over Indiana State on Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


October 10, 2012
FLAT FIRST FACTORS
Illinois State falls 2-1 to N. Iowa

NORMAL, Ill. – Northern Iowa took a two goal lead before halftime and held on to defeat Illinois State 2-1 Wednesday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


October 3, 2012
HEADS UP
Wronski gives Redbirds late lift

NORMAL, Ill. – Aimee Wronski headed home the game-winning goal in the 86th minute to give Illinois State a 1-0 win over Loyola Chicago on Wednesday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


October 2, 2012
MISSOURI VALLEY HONOR
Bostick named Offensive Player of the Week

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State senior Rachel Bostick is the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week. The Naperville, Ill., native scored a goal and recorded an assist in the Redbirds’ only game last week, a 2-1 victory at Creighton on Sept. 29.


September 29, 2012
LATE LIFT
Tejada gives Redbirds 2-1 win

OMAHA, Neb. – Rachel Tejada broke her three-match goalless streak with her 11th tally of the season in the 89th minute, as Illinois State knocked off Creighton 2-1 Saturday evening at Morrison Stadium.


September 23, 2012
HAT TRICK ACE
Illinois State falls to Evansville 4-1

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Evansville freshman Abby Springer scored three goals to lead the Purple Aces to a 4-1 win over Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams at McCutchan Stadium on Sunday.


September 19, 2012
RIGHTING THE REDBIRDS
Wronski scores, assists in 2-1 win

NORMAL, Ill. – Aimee Wronski assisted on a first half goal by Kyla Cross, the scored the second half game winner as Illinois State defeated Green Bay 2-1 on Wednesday night.


September 17, 2012
WOMEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Illinois State’s Rachel Tejada

Illinois State forward Rachel Tejada has been named the Chicagoland Soccer News Women's College Player of the Week for the week ending September 16.


September 16, 2012
ROCKETS BOTTLED
Illinois State posts 1-0 shutout over Toledo

TOLEDO, Ohio – Sarah Mussallem’s second half goal was all Illinois State needed to defeat Toledo 1-0 at Scott Park on Sunday afternoon.


September 14, 2012
SKID STOPPED
ISU Redbirds top Bowling Green 2-1

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – Kyla Cross and Rachel Tejada scored second half goals to lift Illinois State to a 2-1 win over Bowling Green Friday evening at Cochrane Field.


February 3, 2012
REDBIRD RECRUITS
Illinois State adds six

NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State 2012 recruiting class has a heavy Illinois flavor, with all six student-athletes coming from within the state. Joining Drew Roff’s squad are: Kayla Campbell (Morton, Ill/Morton HS); Ali Farkos (Flossmoor, Ill./Homewood-Flossmoor HS); Lauren Koehl (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles North HS); Rihanna Krutz (Des Plaines, Ill./Maine West HS); Abby Van Deventer (East Moline, Ill./United Township HS); Sara Zuercher (Pekin, Ill./Pekin Community HS)


December 12, 2011
COLLEGE BOOT SPOTLIGHT: RACHEL TEJADA
Meet the candidates, and vote

Illinois State freshman Rachel Tejada is one of four nominees for Chicagoland Soccer News’ women’s college player of the year, and a regional nominee for the Soccer News Net Women’s College Boot, recognizing the national player of the year.


December 10, 2011
REGIONAL REDBIRDS
Four from ISU honored by NSCAA

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A program-record four Illinois State soccer players were named to the All-Great Lakes Region team, as announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.


November 12, 2011
PANTHER POWER
3-0 Milwaukee win eliminates Illinois State

MILWAUKEE – Three different players scored to give Milwaukee a 3-0 win over Illinois State in a first round NCAA Tournament game Saturday evening at Engelmann Stadium.


November 7, 2011
SOCCERSAVINGS.COM SALUTE
Redbirds’ Cross is Women’s Player of the Week

After scoring four goals in two games, Illinois State's Kyla Cross has been named the SoccerSavings.com/ Chicagoland Soccer News Women’s College Player of the Week for the week ending November 6.


November 6, 2011
REDBIRD ROUT
5-0 win gives Illinois State another title

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Kyla Cross scored two goals, leading Illinois State to its third Missouri Valley Conference Tournament title in program history with a 5-0, shutout victory over Missouri State Sunday afternoon at the Cooper Family Soccer Plex.


November 4, 2011
REDBIRDS RECORD
Illinois State roll to 6-0 win in MVC semi

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Illinois State advanced to the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament final convincing 6-0 win over Evansville in Friday’s semifinal contest at Cooper Family Soccer Plex.
The Redbirds (12-5-0) established a new MVC Tournament semifinal match record with their six goals.


November 1, 2011
MVC HONORS
Illinois State takes three weekly awards

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State soccer players claimed three of four weekly awards given by the Missouri Valley Conference Tuesday afternoon. Senior Jessica Carlson earned Offensive Player of the Week accolades, junior Kristin Cooley garnered Defensive Player of the Week honors and freshman Rachel Tejada received Newcomer of the Week recognition.


October 28, 2011
RECORD WIN
Redbirds cruise over Creighton, secure top seed

NORMAL, Ill. – Jessica Carlos, Rachel Tejada, Kristin Cooley and Kyla Cross each had a goal and an assist as Illinois State closed out its season with a record setting 8-1 win over Creighton Thursday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


October 23, 2011
STUNNER
Illinois State beat Milwaukee

NORMAL, Ill. – Three different players scored as Illinois State topped a top-ten team for the first time in program history by beating No. 10 Milwaukee 3-1, at Adelaide Street Field.


October 14, 2011
TREE TOPPERS
Redbirds women beat Sycamores, 4-1

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Anna Stinson scored twice to lead the Illinois State Redbirds (9-5-0, 4-1-0 MVC) to a 4-1 victory over Indiana State (3-12-0, 0-4-0 MVC) Friday night at Memorial Stadium.


October 4, 2011
CLEAN SHEET
ISU blanks Northern Iowa

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Illinois State soccer team (7-5-0, 2-1-0 MVC) notched its fourth shutout of the season with a 2-0 win over Missouri Valley Conference foe Northern Iowa (3-7-2, 0-2-0 MVC) Tuesday night at the Cedar Valley Soccer Complex


September 30, 2011
BLANKED BY BEARS
Redbirds fall 1-0 to Missouri State

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Illinois State (6-5-0, 1-1-0 MVC) mounted a furious second-half rally, but could not find the back of the net and dropped a 1-0 decision to Missouri State (8-3-1, 2-0-0 MVC) Friday night at Plaster Field The Redbirds fired a total of 23 shots, including 16 over the final 45 minutes.


September 25, 2011
HIGH SHOOTIN’
Redbirds take 32 shots in 2-0 win

NORMAL, Ill. – Junior Rachel Bostick’s goal in the 26th minute was the game winner as Illinois State defeated Drake 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field


September 18, 2011
BUSTED BY BRONCOS
Illinois State drops 1-0 decision

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Western Michigan scored an early goal and was able to keep Illinois State off the scoreboard for just the third time this season, as the Redbirds fell, 1-0, Sunday afternoon at the WMU Soccer Complex.


September 16, 2011
TEJADA’S TRIPLE
Hat trick leads ISU over E. Michigan 3-0

YPSILANTI, Mich. – Freshman Rachel Tejada scored all three goals to lead Illinois State past Eastern Michigan (0-6-1) Friday afternoon.


September 11, 2011
TEJADA STRIKES AGAIN
OT goal give Redbirds 2-1 win

NORMAL, Ill. – Freshman Rachel Tejada scored her ninth goal of the season in the 104th minute, giving Illinois State a 2-1 win over Northwestern Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field The victory was the first for ISU over its in-state rival since 2004.


September 9, 2011
GOPHER HOLE
Minnesota blanks Illinois State 1-0

NORMAL, Ill. – A 79th minute goal by Taylor Uhl gave Minnesota a 1-0 win over Illinois State, in a wet and wild contest Friday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


September 4, 2011
TEJADA’S TOPPER
ISU frosh nets OT winner over De Paul

CHICAGO – Illinois State freshman Rachel Tejada scored her third goal of the afternoon in the 92nd minute to give ISU (3-2-0) a dramatic, 4-3, overtime win against in-state rival DePaul (0-5-0) Sunday afternoon at Wish Field.


September 2, 2011
REDBIRD ROUT
Illinois State rolls over NIU 5-0

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State scored four second half goals en-route to registering an impressive 5-0 rout of Northern Illinois Friday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


August 30, 2011
HONORED AGAIN
ISU’s Tejada gets second Rookie of the Week

ST. LOUIS – For the second-consecutive week, Illinois State freshman Rachel Tejada was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week. Tejada scored both goals for the Redbirds in their 3-2 loss to Boston last Friday.


August 26, 2011
FALLING SHORT
ISU rallies, loses to BU 3-2

BOSTON – The Illinois State Redbirds rallied late in the second half, but could not overcome an early deficit, as the Redbirds fell, 3-2, to Boston University Friday evening at Nickerson Field.


August 26, 2011
CANCELLED
Illinois State’s Sunday match off

NORMAL, Ill. – Due to Hurricane Irene and the impending bad weather expected along the East Coast, Illinois State’s soccer game against Sacred Heart in Connecticut scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled. No make-up date has been scheduled at this time.


August 23, 2011
ROOKIE HONOR
ISU’s Tejada MVC Newcomer of the Week

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State freshman Rachel Tejada was named the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week, after her performances last week against Southeast Missouri State and Bowling Green. Tejada tallied six points by scoring two goals and dishing out a pair of assists in her first two collegiate games.


August 21, 2011
REDBIRD RALLY
ISU women come back against Bowling Green

NORMAL, Ill. – After trailing 2-0 at halftime, Illinois State (1-1-0) exploded for five second-half goals to down visiting Bowling Green (0-2-0), 5-2, Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field. Freshman Rachel Tejada netted the game-winner and dished out a pair of assists to finish the match with four points.


August 19, 2011
SECOND HALF LETDOWN
Redbirds fall 3-2 to Southeast Missouri

NORMAL, Ill. – A pair of second-half goals doomed Illinois State (0-1-0) in its 3-2 loss to visiting Southeast Missouri State (1-0-0)) Friday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field. Jessica Crabtree scored the game-winner on a penalty kick midway through the second half, one of her two goals.


May 3, 2011
NEW RECRUIT
Redbirds add Patrevito

NORMAL, Ill. – Oak Brook, Ill., native Mia Patrevito will join eight other newcomers on the Illinois State Redbird for the 2011 season.


March 29, 2011
NEW ASSISTANT
ISU hires Schneiderhahn

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State has hired Jim Schneiderhahn as the new assistant coach. Prior to joining the staff at ISU, Schneiderhahn served as the head coach at Division II Emporia State University for five seasons.


November 5, 2010
KICKED OUT
Redbirds fall in pks to Missouri State

OMAHA, Neb. – Nia Williams scored the deciding penalty kick to help Missouri State advance to the Missouri Valley Championship over the Illinois Redbirds, after the two teams played to a 1-1 tie at Morrison Stadium.


November 4, 2010
REDBIRDS HONORED
Five from Illinois State pick up MVC awards

OMAHA, Neb. – Five Illinois State soccer players were honored at the annual Missouri Valley Conference awards banquet held Thursday evening . Juniors Jessica Carlson and Natalie McCabe were selected to the All-Valley First Team, senior Alyssa Schulz received All-Valley Second Team accolades and freshmen Allie Newsom and Anna Stinson were named to the MVC All-Freshman Team in addition to earning All-Valley Honorable Mention nods.


November 4, 2010
GOAL OF THE WEEK
Sahm’s OT winner for Illinois State

Mary Sahm’s overtime goal giving Illinois State a 2-1 win over Indiana State in the quarterfinals of the Missouri Valley Conference championships has been named the ChicagoLand Soccer News Goal of the Week for the week ending October 31.


November 3, 2010
MVC OFFENSIVE HONOR
Illinois State’s Sahm for two goal game

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State junior midfielder Mary Sahm was named the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week following her two-goal performance that lifted the Redbirds to a 2-1 double-overtime victory against Indiana State in the opening round of the State Farm MVC Tournament.


October 31, 2010
ADVANCING TO THE SEMI’S
Illinois State beats Indiana State 2-1 in OT

NORMAL, Ill. – The Illinois State soccer team advanced to the semifinals of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament with a 2-1 double-overtime victory over Indiana State Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field. Junior Mary Sahm scored both goals for the Redbirds, including the game-winner with just less than four minutes remaining in the second extra period.


October 29, 2010
TOURNAMENT OPENER
Redbirds host Indiana State in MVC opener

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State s will host Indiana State at 1 p.m. in the opening round of the State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Tournament Sunday at Adelaide Street Field. The Redbirds defeated the Sycamores, 2-1, last Sunday in their final regular-season home contest.


October 28, 2010
OVERTIME DECIDER
Creighton wins MVC over Illinois State

OMAHA, Neb. - The battle for the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship was decided in over time as Creighton defeated Illinois State, 2-1,Thursday night at Morrison Stadium. The win gave the Bluejays their first regular-season MVC title since 2002.


October 24, 2020
MVC TITLE HOPES STILL ALIVE
Illinois State bests Indiana State

NORMAL, Ill. – Illinois State s kept its regular-season Missouri Valley Conference title hopes alive with a 2-1 win over visiting Indiana State Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field. The win was the first come-from-behind victory for the Redbirds this season.


October 20, 2010
JUNIOR JUMPSTARTS ISU
Carlson sets up both goals in 2-1 win

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Junior Jessica Carlson set up both goals as Illinois State held on for a 2-1 win at SIU Edwardsville in its final non-conference game of the year Wednesday evening at Korte Stadium.


October 16, 2010
ACES WILD
Illinois State falls to Evansville 3-2

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Freshman Allie Newsom scored the game winner as Illinois State won its second Missouri Valley Conference game of the season, 3-2 over Evansville Saturday night at McCutchan Stadium.


October 10, 2010
DOUBLE CLEAN SHEET
Illinois State. Missouri State scoreless

NORMAL, Ill. – Despite outshooting their opponents, 26-5, Illinois State played a 0-0 draw with Missouri State, in its first overtime game of the season Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


October 8, 2010
FALLING IN THE VALLEY
ISU drop first MVC home game since 2006

NORMAL, Ill. – Northern Iowa’s Chelsie Hochstedler headed in a corner kick in the 69th minute for a 1-0 win over Illinois State on , Friday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


October 5, 2010
HONORED BY MVC
Carlson player of the week again

ST. LOUIS – For the second time this season, Illinois State forward Jessica Carlson has been named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week. Carlson scored a goal and was credited with an assist in the Redbirds’ 2-0 win over Drake Sunday.


October 3, 2010
BLANKING BULLDOGS
Illinois State tops Drake 2-0

DES MOINES, Iowa - Senior Jessica Carlson had a goal and an assist to lead the Illinois State women to a 2-0 win over Drake at the Cownie Soccer Complex Sunday.


September 19, 2010
GOPHER HOLE
Illinois State falls to Minnesota 3-0

MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota scored three goals in the second half to down the Illinois State 3-0 Sunday afternoon at Elizabeth Lyle Robbie Stadium in Minneapolis.


September 17, 2010
ISU BLANKED BY NORTHWESTERN
Two goals in four minutes do it

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern scored two goals in a span of less than four minutes in the second half, finishing off a dominating performance with a 2-0 win over Illinois State Friday night at Lakeside Field.


September 12, 2010
CYCLONES END STREAK
Illinois State falls to Iowa State

NORMAL, Ill. – Iowa State’s Brittany Morgan scored both goals as the Cyclones ended Illinois’ three game winning streak 2-0 Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field.


September 10, 2010
THIRD STRAIGHT
Redbirds blank Northern Illinois

DEKALB, Ill. - The Illinois State women won their third-straight game Friday afternoon, with a 1-0 shutout of in-state rival Northern Illinois. The Redbirds have now won eight of their last nine against the Huskies.


September 7, 2010
HONORED MY MVC
ISU’s Carlson offensive player of the week

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State junior forward Jessica Carlson was named the Missouri Valley Conference Offensive Player of the Week, after leading the Redbirds to a 2-1 win over Kansas, Sunday, at Adelaide Street Field.


September 5, 2010
CARLSON BRACES REDBIRDS
First win over Big 12 opponent

NORMAL, Ill. – After being held scoreless in her first four games this season, junior forward Jessica Carlson found the back of the net twice in Illinois State’s 2-1 win over Kansas, Sunday afternoon at Adelaide Street Field. It was the first win for Illinois State over a Big 12 opponent in program history.


November 13, 2009
QUICK EXIT
Redbirds women ousted from NCAAs

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Illinois State women’s visit to the 2009 NCAA Championship was a short one, starting and ending with Friday’s 2-0 loss to Florida at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.


November 8, 2009
TOP OF THE VALLEY
Illinois State wins MVC title

OMAHA, Neb.--- Jessica Carlson scored the lone goal of the match to give Illinois State a 1-0 win over Creighton for the Missouri Valley Conference Championship on Sunday.


November 5, 2009
HONORED FOR HER ‘D’
Illinois State’s Mutters wins MVC award

OMAHA, NEB. – Illinois State defender Danielle Mutters has been named the Missouri Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. The Red Birds will also honored with the league’s Fair Play award, and coach Dree Roff and his staff where honored with the Coaching Staff of the Year Award.


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