Junior forward Chichi Nweke leads the team with five goals this season.
Oct. 15, 2008
#25 Illinois at Indiana
Sunday, Oct. 19 1 p.m. (CT)
Armstrong Stadium Bloomington, Ind.
TV: Live on Big Ten Network
Just For Kicks
...58-44-9 in the Big Ten regular season
...47-26-7 in the Big Ten under Rayfield
...outscoring opponents 11-4 in last 8 games
A Tough Road
Illinois' schedule this year has been one of the toughest in the nation. The Orange and Blue have faced six teams that have been ranked in at least one national poll. The Illini rank 14th in the RPI, the highest among all Big Ten programs.
Big Ten Network
Illinois makes its 2008 Big Ten Network debut this weekend when the Illini travel to Indiana. The game will air live at 1 p.m. (CT). It marks the second time the Orange and Blue have appeared on the national network, as the Illini knocked off then-No. 9 Florida, 1-0, last year on the BTN.
One Or None
The Illini defense has been tough to crack this season, especially over the past eight games. Illinois hasn't allowed more than one goal during the span, with shutouts in half of the matches. In fact, the Illini have allowed more than one goal only twice through 15 matches.
If It's the Illini, they Will Come
Illinois soccer has become a fan favorite not only to the Champaign-Urbana community, but across the board in the Big Ten. In the six conference matches, the Illini are tops in average attendance with 874 fans per game.
The Orange and Blue Wall
Illinois' defense has been one of the best in the Big Ten this season. The back line owns a 0.79 goals against average, which ranks second in the conference. Overall, goalkeeper Alexandra Kapicka's GAA stands third among the Big Ten keepers.
Indiana At a Glance
The Hoosiers have struggled through Big Ten season, losing five straight 1-0 matches to open the conference season before notching their goal last weekend in a 2-1 loss to Northwestern. Indiana is led by Devon Beach and Liz Holby with four goals each.