#5 Illini Open Big Ten Tournament vs. #4 Indiana on Turf Field
Nov. 6, 2013
Big Ten Tournament Schedule Change
Free parking for spectators and media will be available in the Northwest quadrant of State Farm Center. Metered parking on the streets surrounding the streets will be available but enforced until 4 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased on game day at the ticket mobile at the main entrance located on Stadium Drive. All-Session passes will be available for $25 for the three-day tournament, while Single Day passes are $10 for adults and $5 for youth.
Due to the venue change, the four quarterfinal games will no longer be streamed on BTDN. Friday's semifinal matches are still scheduled for 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., while Sunday's championship match is slated for 1 p.m. The semifinal and championship matches will be aired live on the Big Ten Network and available on BTN2Go. The winner of the Big Ten Tournament will receive the Big Ten's automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.
UPDATED Big Ten Tournament Schedule - Wednesday, Nov. 6
1:30 p.m. Session
4:30 p.m. Session
#5 UI vs. #4 IU in B1G Quarterfinal
Series History vs. Indiana: Illinois is 10-4-3 all-time against Indiana, but saw its three-game winning streak against the Hoosiers snapped this season. On a rain-soaked Sunday at Armstrong Stadium, Illinois scored four minutes into the game and with four minutes left in the game but dropped a 3-2 decision to Indiana on Oct. 6. Jannelle Flaws put the Illini ahead 1-0 but Indiana scored the next three goals and held on for the victory. Senior Kassidy Brown added her lone goal of the season in a late comeback attempt.
Scouting the Hoosiers (RPI: 32): Indiana enters the Big Ten Tournament with 13 wins overall and six in Big Ten play, both of which are among the best single-season totals in program history. Indiana is 4-10-1 all-time in 11 appearances in the Big Ten Tournament. The Hoosiers last win in Big Ten Tournament play was on Nov. 10, 1996, when they defeated Wisconsin in Columbus, Ohio, to win the Big Ten Tournament. Since that game, IU has gone 0-8-1 in the tournament. The tie came on Nov. 6, 1998, when Indiana tied Minnesota, 2-2, and then advanced to the semifinals by winning the PK shootout, 5-4. The Hoosiers are led by midfielder Lisa Nouanesengsy, who was named second-team All-Big Ten with a team-high 10 goals.
Big Ten Tournament History
Head coach Janet Rayfield, who is in her 12th season at the helm, has never missed the Big Ten Tournament and led the Illini to a berth for the 10th time. The tournament was not held during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. The Illini are 11-6-4 all-time in the event under Rayfield.
Last Time Out
Flaws Named Big Ten Forward of Year
Flaws is the first Illinois soccer player to be selected as Big Ten Forward of the Year since the conference began honoring the top player at each position in 2011 and became the sixth Illini to garner one of the conference's top individual awards. Vanessa DiBernardo (Midfielder of the Year) and Jenna Carosio (Defender of the Year) were the last Illini to earn the conference's top honor at their position in 2011. Former Illini Ella Masar earned the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Emily Zurrer was the Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2006. Christen Karniski was selected as Big Ten co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2005.
Flaws led the Big Ten and ended the regular season tied for second in the nation with a school-record 20 goals, one shy of the NCAA lead. She accounted for 43 percent (20 of 46) of Illinois' goals and broke Emily Brown's 14-year-old record of 18 goals from 1999. The redshirt-junior became just the second Illini ever to lead the conference in goals, joining DiBernardo, who did so with 11 goals in 2010. Flaws also led the Big Ten with 95 shots, found the net in 13 of 19 games, notched four game-winning goals and boasted five multi-goal games, including a pair of hat tricks.
Flaws posted a breakout year in just her second full season on the field. She entered 2013 with just three career goals after only playing in the 2011 season, where she was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team. She was sidelined for the 2010 and 2012 seasons due to two knee injuries. After playing in only 41 career games, she ranks seventh in school history with 23 career goals.
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