November 17, 2016 EARLY EXIT
UIC Flames doused by Loyola
The UIC Flames’ first trip to the NCAA Men’s Championship since 2008 ended with a 2-0 loss to Loyola in a first-round match at Loyola Soccer Park Thursday night.
November 12, 2016 ON THE WRIGHT PATH
UIC Flames men capture MVC title
DAYTON, Ohio -- Oscar Rivero headed in a Max Todd corner kick in the 86th minute to give the UIC Flames a 1-0 win over Wright State in the Horizon League tournament championship game at Alumni Field Saturday night.
November 10, 2016 OSCAR-WORTHY
Soph's first goal sends Flames to Horizon title game
DAYTON, Ohio -- Sophomore Oscar Gonzalez' first collegiate goal, in the 98th minute off a Dimitris Strantzalis feed, gave the UIC men's team a 2-1 extra time win over Milwaukee in the semifinals of the Horizon League tournament at Alumni Field Thursday.
November 4, 2016 GRIZZLY LOSS
UIC men routed by Oakland
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The UIC men's team mounted a strong attack but was routed, 5-2, by Oakland in both teams’ final Horizon League regular-season game at the OU Soccer Field Friday night.
October 19, 2016 DOUSED
UIC Flames women fall to Valparaiso
The UIC women's team squandered the lead in losing its second successive game, a 2-1 extra time decision to Valparaiso in a Horizon League match at Flames Field Wednesday night.
October 1, 2016 FLAMED OUT
UIC women edged by Golden Grizzlies
ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The UIC women's team’s three-game winning streak was snapped as the Flames dropped a 1-0 decision to Oakland in a Horizon League match at the Oakland Soccer Field Saturday night.
September 17, 2016 FLAMES FLUMMOXED
UIC routed by Wright State
DAYTON, Ohio -- The UIC men's team gave up four goals in a seven-minute span of the first half in falling, 4-0, to Wright State in a Horizon League match at Alumni Field Saturday night.
September 14, 2016 FLAMED OUT
UIC men blanked by Blue Demons
The UIC men's team lost goalkeeper Andrew Putna to a 13th-minute red card in falling, 4-0, to DePaul in a non-conference match at Wish Field Wednesday.
September 11, 2016 DOWN ON THE MOUNTAIN
UIC women lose to Antelopes
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The UIC Flames women's team surrendered a fifth-minute penalty kick and played most of the match with a numerical disadvantage in falling, 4-0, to Grand Canyon in the NAU Mountain Classic at Lumberjack Stadium Sunday.
September 10, 2016 HORIZON OPENER
UIC Flames slip by Panthers
Oscar Rivero’s 37th-minute goal gave the UIC men’s team a 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Panthers in both teams’ Horizon League opener at Flames Field Saturday night.
September 10, 2016 FLAMING OUT
UIC women lose to Lumberjacks
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The UIC women's team extended its losing streak to three games with a 1-0 defeat to North Arizona in the NAU Mountain Classic at Lumberjack Stadium Friday night.
UIC (1-3-2) totaled six shots, the Flames’ lowest total of the season. Baylor (5-1-0) scored as Lauren Piercy capitalized on a turnover in the 84th minute.
August 28, 2016 GOING OT
Rambler women defeated by Valparaiso
The Loyola Ramblers women’s team surrendered a late goal in regulation and another in the final minutes of extra time in falling, 3-2, to Valparaiso at Loyola Soccer Park Sunday.
August 28, 2016 EARLY DEFICIT
UIC men zipped by Zags
SPOKANE, Wash. -- The UIC men's team surrendered a goal on Gonzaga’s first shot of the game in falling, 4-1, at Luger Field Sunday.
October 31, 2015 SIXTH TITLE
UIC Flames men blast Belmont
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The UIC Flames men's team (9-4-3, 6-0-2 HL) captured its sixth Horizon League regular-season title with a 4-1 victory over Belmont (4-12-2, 1-6-1 HL) at E.S. Rose Park Saturday.
October 28, 2015 ON TOP
UIC Flames men blank Valparaiso
VALPARAISO, Ind.--Nestor Garcia's first collegiate goal in the eighth minute gave the UIC men’s team a 1-0 win over Valparaiso in a Horizon League match Wednesday night.
October 24, 2015 UNDEFEATED
UIC Flames men overcome Oakland
CHICAGO--Abel Guzman scored in the 95th minute to push the UIC men’s team (7-4-3, 4-0-2 HL) to a 1-0 victory over Oakland (6-7-1, 3-3-1 HL) at Flames Field Saturday night.
October 21, 2015 SAVED
UIC Flames women edge Green Bay
GREEN BAY, Wis.--Kelly Fritz made a first-half penalty kick save as the UIC women’s team earned its third successive shutout, taking a 1-0 win over Wisconsin Green Bay in a Horizon League match Wednesday night.
October 17, 2015 NUMBER FOUR
UIC Flames women ramp up defense
CHICAGO--The UIC women’s team earned its fourth shutout of the season, playing Oakland to a 0-0 draw at Flames Field in a Horizon League match Saturday night.
October 17, 2015 LEAGUE POINT
UIC Flames continue Horizon success
DETROIT--The UIC men’s team battled to a 2-2 draw with Detroit (3-2-8, 0-0-5 conference) in a Horizon League match at Titan Field Saturday. The Flames held a 2-0 lead on goals from Manny Chavez and Thomas Villamil, but gave up two goals in the second half.
October 13, 2015 NO SENIORITY
UIC Flames fall to Loyola Ramblers, 1-0
CHICAGO –-The UIC men’s team dropped a 1-0 decision to crosstown rival Loyola at Flames Field Tuesday night. Before the match, the Flames honored seniors Jorge Alvarez, Marco Alvarez, Manny Chavez, Goran Ikic, Piotr Lagowski and Thomas Villamil.
October 3, 2015 TOUGH TEST
UIC Flames men edge Wright State, 2-1
Thomas Villamil and Manny Chavez scored in the second half as the UIC men’s team (5-3-2, 2-0-1 HL) took a 2-1 win over Wright State (6-3-1, 1-2-1) in a Horizon League match at Flames Field Saturday.
September 11, 2015 NO CURE
UIC Flames doused by UAB, 3-1
CHICAGO - The UIC men’s team (1-2-1) surrendered two early second-half goals in falling to UAB, 3-1, in the UAB Soccer For A Cure Classic Friday night.
October 25, 2014 FALLING TO THE RAIDERS
UIC women drop 2-0 decision
DAYTON, Ohio – UIC Flames goalkeeper Kelly Fritz made 11 stops Saturday. Fritz now leads the Horizon League with 112 saves in the 2014 campaign. Despite Fritz’s strong play, Wright State snuck two balls into the net, handing the Flames a 2-0 loss.
October 11, 2014 A GRIZZLY AFFAIR
Oakland hands UIC women 1-0 loss
ROCHESTER, Mich. – UIC Flames goalkeeper Kelly Fritz made eight saves Saturday, but it wasn’t enough as Oakland topped UIC 1-0. Fritz currently leads the Horizon League with 78 saves.
September 28, 2014 WIN NUMBER TWO
UIC women score late in 1-0 win
CHICAGO – Mackenzie Fuller tallied the lone goal for the UIC Flames Sunday afternoon, giving the club a 1-0 win over Loyola. With the win, UIC earned its second win in program history.
September 24, 2014 OUTPLAYED
Milwaukee women hand UIC 4-1 loss
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Haley Kittle recorded the first goal of her collegiate career in the 81st minute for the UIC Flames women’s soccer team Wednesday night. But it was a little too late, as the Milwaukee Panthers handed UIC a 4-1 loss.
September 20, 2014 STRUGGLING
UIC women drop 4-2 decision to Saint Louis
CHICAGO, Ill. – The UIC Flames women’s soccer team struggled Friday night vs. Saint Louis. The Billikens jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first half. UIC battled back, tallying two in the second half. But it wasn’t enough as St. Louis earned the 4-2 win.
September 13, 2014 SHUT OUT
UIC women fall 3-0 to Northern Iowa
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – It’s been a rough start for the UIC women’s soccer team. Friday night was no exception as the Flames (1-5-0) dropped a 3-0 decision to Northern Iowa (2-4-1).
September 13, 2014 FIRST LOSS
UIC men drop 1-0 decision to NIU
DEKALB, Ill. – One goal was enough to hand the No. 23 UIC Flames their first loss of the 2014 campaign Friday night. The Flames held off the Huskies through 74 minutes of the play before NIU scored the lone goal of the game.
September 5, 2014 POSTPONED
UIC men to face MSU Saturday at 2
CHICAGO – Due to unplayable field conditions and forecasted rainfall throughout the evening, Friday night's soccer match between UIC and Michigan State has been postponed. The Flames and Spartans will play on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT at Flames Field. Admission will be free for all patrons.
August 30, 2014 FIGHTING LATE
UIC men tally OT goal for 3-2 win
CHICAGO – The UIC Flames didn’t give up without a fight Friday night in the season opener. Thomas Villamil headed home the game-winner in the 92nd minute for a 3-2 win over Cal State Fullerton.
August 28, 2014 CLEAN SLATE
UIC not looking back
The UIC Flames begin the 2014 campaign with a clean slate. For Head Coach Sean Phillips, that’s the best part of the game.
February 18, 2014 STAFFING UP
UIC adds two women’s assistants
Julie Colhoff and Jamie Forbes have joined UIC as assistant women’s soccer coaches. The duo joins Brian Rigby and the newly-formed women’s soccer program before varsity competition begins in August of 2014. UIC Athletics announced the addition of women’s soccer in November of 2012 with the hiring of Rigby. Colhoff and Forbes each played four seasons in the Horizon League
December 10, 2013 ALL GREAT LAKES
Four from UIC honored by NSCAA
KANSAS CITY, Kan– Four members of the UIC men’s soccer team have been selected to the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America /Continental Tire All-Great Lakes Region team .
November 16, 2013 WRIGHT STUFF
UIC reaches Horizon League final
CHICAGO -- The UIC men's soccer team kept its season alive Friday as it took down No. 5 Wright State, 1-0, at Flames Field in overtime to move on to the Horizon League Championship match set for Sunday at 2 p.m. CT. Senior Slobodan Aleksov netted the game-winner in the 93rd minute on the rebound save from his penalty kick attempt.
November 15, 2013 WALK OVER
UIC advances as Cleveland State withdraws
CHICAGO – The UIC men’s soccer team will move on to the Horizon League Championship Final after learning Cleveland State has withdrawn from the tournament after using an ineligible player in its win over Wright State in the quarterfinals. The match was scheduled for 4 p.m. CT today at Flames Field.
November 9, 2013 KEEPING IT GOING
UIC tops UWGB 2-1, Looks to postseason
CHICAGO, Ill. – The UIC Flames are making history. At the end of the 2013 regular season campaign, the Flames (15-3-0) have set a club record for the most conference wins in a season, while winning the Horizon League outright with an undefeated 7-0-0 record. Winning 15 matches, including nine straight hasn’t been an easy feat for the club.
November 9, 2013 HIP HIP JORGE
Alvarez leads UIC over Green Bay
CHICAGO -- The UIC men’s soccer team honored its seniors Saturday by coming away with a 2-1 win against Green Bay at Flames Field for its 15th regular-season win, a program best. Sophomore Jorge Alvarez scored the go-ahead goal in the 84th minute as the Flames captured their ninth-straight win to end the regular season with an unblemished 7-0-0 Horizon League record.
November 4, 2013 MEN'S PLAYER OF THE WEEK
UIC's James Beard
University of Illinois-Chicago redshirt senior James Beard has been named Chicagoland Soccer News Men's College Player of the Week for the week ending November 4.
November 3, 2013 EIGHT IS NOT ENOUGH
Red-hot UIC tops Drake, 3-1
CHICAGO -- The UIC men’s soccer team came away with its eighth consecutive victory Sunday after scoring two goals in the final 10 minutes of regulation to take a 3-1 win against Drake at Flames Field. Senior Aris Zafeiratos scored the game-winning goal in the 83rd minute, while senior Slobodan Aleksov recorded his fourth two-goal game of the season.
October 16, 2013 JESUS SCORES
Torres winner lifts UIC over Milwaukee
CHICAGO -- The UIC men’s soccer team came out on the winning end of a hard-fought battle against Horizon League-foe Milwaukee Wednesday night at Flames Field to collect its eighth shutout of the season with a 1-0 victory. Junior Jesus Torres scored in the 66th minute with the lone goal of the game off a pass from senior Slobodan Aleksov.
October 12, 2013 THREE IN A ROW
UIC knocks off Detroit, 2-0
DETROIT -- The UIC men’s soccer team picked up its third-straight win on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 victory at Detroit as the Flames improve to 9-3-0 overall and 2-0-0 in the Horizon League. Seniors Slobodan Aleksov and Bob Novak netted goals for UIC as freshman goalie Andrew Putna collected his seventh shutout of the season.
Torres sets up Aleksov for OT winner
CHICAGO -- The UIC men’s soccer team endured its first overtime match of the season Tuesday evening at Flames Field while facing Eastern Illinois. After being down one goal, senior Slobodan Aleksov netted a pass from junior Jesus Torres in the 87th minute, and came back in double overtime to score again in the 104th minute to advance the Flames to a 2-1 victory over the Panthers.
October 5, 2013 SIX PACK
UIC shuts out Cleveland State, 1-0
CHICAGO -- The UIC men’s soccer team completed its sixth shutout of the season as it defeated Cleveland State, 1-0, in its first Horizon League match of the season Saturday afternoon. Senior Bob Novak scored in the 19th minute with the lone goal of the game.
October 1, 2013 TOUGH HOME LOSS
UIC men lose to No. 25 Michigan State
CHICAGO -- The UIC men’s soccer team created the chances to score Tuesday night at Flames Field, but it was ultimately No. 25 Michigan State who netted two goals in the second half to break the Flames six-game win streak with a 2-0 win.
September 28, 2013 FLAME ON
UIC wins sixth straight game
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. -- The UIC men’s soccer team held off SIU-Edwardsville Saturday night at Korte Stadium to collect its sixth-straight win and fifth-consecutive shutout. Senior Bob Novak lifted the Flames to a 1-0 win with his first goal of the season.
September 22, 2013 GOING STREAKING
UIC win fifth straight game
CHICAGO -- The UIC menâ€™s soccer team collected its fifth-consecutive win and fourth straight shutout Sunday on the final day of the UIC Soccer Classic at Flames Field. The Flames defeated IPFW, 4-0, to claim first place at the tournament, while senior Bob Novak, junior Jesus Torres, redshirt-sophomore Thomas Villamil and freshman Andrew Putna were named to the All-Tournament team.
September 15, 2013 FEAR THE BEARD
UIC defeats Belmont, 2-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The UIC men’s soccer team came away with its second win and shutout of the weekend when seniors Josh Beard and Alexios Fronimos scored to lift the Flames to a 2-0 victory Sunday over Belmont at Rose Park on the final day of the Belmont Invitational.
September 13, 2013 FLAMES WIN OPENER
UIC defeats Lipscomb, 2-0
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The UIC men’s soccer team recorded its first shutout of the season when sophomores Jorge Alvarez and Kyle Lindberg each scored to take the Flames to a 2-0 victory over Lipscomb at the Belmont Invitational on Friday at Rose Park.
September 8, 2013 FIRST WIN
UIC men defeat Western Michigan 4-2
CHICAGO -- The UIC men’s soccer team came away with its first win of the season Sunday after taking out Western Michigan, 4-2, at Flames Field. The Flames held the shot advantage the entire match, and were able to net three in the second to come out on top of the Broncos.
August 30, 2013 POSTPONED
Inclement weather halts UIC-Eastern Illinois
CHICAGO -- Friday night’s home opening men’s soccer contest against Eastern Illinois has been postponed due to inclement weather. Lightning is forecasted to remain in the area throughout the evening, not allowing for a playable window of time . No make-up date has been determined.
April 12, 2013 FIRST ASSISTANT
UIC hires Juliana Zavala for women's team
Juliana Zavala has been hired UIC’s first-ever assistant coach for the school's women's soccer team. Zavala was a standout player in the city of Chicago during her prep days, and played collegiately at both Northwestern State and Northern Illinois.
December 25, 2012 THE YEAR’S TOP STORIES - #7
UIC adds women’s team
The University of Illinois’ decision to field a varsity women’s soccer team beginning in 2014 is number seven on the Chicagoland Soccer News list of the Top Ten local stories of 2012.
November 6, 2012 BURNT OUT
Flames had chances, but fall to Loyola
CHICAGO – It’s not the shots you take, but the shots that go in, that can classify what happened to the UIC Flames, who were eliminated from the Horizon League Tournament, by Loyola 4-3 on Tuesday night at Flames Field.
November 5, 2012 HORIZON AWAITS
UIC kicks off post season Tuesday
CHICAGO –The third-seeded UIC men’s soccer team will begin its run in the postseason Horizon League Tournament Tuesday night, when the Flames entertain No. 6 Loyola in a quarterfinal match at Flames Field beginning at 7 p.m. CST. The Flames will be hosting their first postseason game since 2008.
October 18, 2012 NEW FIELD
Flames aid in Haas Park project
CHICAGO –In conjunction with the “City Soccer in the Community” initiative, the UIC men’s soccer team participated in the official dedication of a new soccer field at Haas Park on Chicago’s northwest side.
October 13, 2012 FLAMES ON FIRE
Second half goals fuel 3-1 win
DES MOINES, Iowa – Zach Kaleta, Slobodan Aleksov and Ivan Stanisavljevic each scored in the second half to give UIC a 3-1 win over Drake at the Cownie Soccer Complex Saturday night. The Flames have scored a combined six goals in their past two games.
October 10, 2012 BIG BRACE
Aleksov leads UIC over Loyola
CHICAGO –Junior Slobodan Aleksov scored two goals in the first seven minutes of the game, and midfielder Josh Beard added his first goal of the season early in the second half, leading UIC to a convincing 3-1 win over cross-town rival Loyola at Flames Field Wednesday night.
September 30, 2012 BLANKING VALPO
UIC unbeaten in five
CHICAGO –Senior midfielder Isai Lemus scored his first-career goal on a cross from classmate Ivan Stanisavljevic in the 67th minute, leading UIC to a 1-0 shutout win over Valparaiso at Flames Field Saturday night.
September 22, 2012 GETTING IT ALMOST WRIGHT
UIC ties 1-1 in Horizon opener
DAYTON, Ohio –Senior midfielder Ivan Stanisavljevic scored his team-leading fourth goal of the season in the 32nd minute, helping UIC secure a 1-1, double-overtime draw versus preseason favorite Wright State in the Horizon League opener for both teams at Alumni Field Saturday night.
September 16, 2012 CLASSIC WIN
Flames top Western Illinois 1-0
CHICAGO –Midfielder Phil Galounis scored his first goal of the season in the 22nd minute, providing all the scoring UIC would need in to shut out Western Illinois 1-0 during the final game of the UIC Soccer Classic at Flames Field Sunday afternoon.
September 9, 2012 BURNED AGAIN
Flames lose another in OT
CHICAGO –Junior forward Ned Pavlovic scored his second goal of the season to give UIC a 1-0 lead in the first half, but FIU’s Colby Burdette scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner just over five minutes into overtime, to lift the unbeaten Panthers to a 2-1 win at Flames Field Sunday afternoon.
September 7, 2012 FLAMES FIZZLE
With 2-0 lead, UIC falls to Georgetown 3-2 in OT
CHICAGO –Senior Ivan Stanisavljevic scored his second goal of the season, and freshman Joel Salmeron gave the Flames a 2-0 lead with his first-career goal, but No. 13 Georgetown scored three unanswered goals, including the game-winner less than two minutes into overtime, leading to a 3-2 win over UIC in the Flames’ home opener Friday night.