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Chicago: Feelin’ good as hell

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The GIST: Some Red Stars repped the USA in the SheBelieves Cup, and the University of Illinois women’s gymnastics team competed against the Michigan Wolverines this weekend. Remind us, who runs the world?

February 22, 2021
Source: USWNT/Twitter.com
Source: USWNT/Twitter.com

⚽️USWNT: Chicago Red Stars midfielder Julie Ertz and goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher both had killer performances in the USWNT’s first two matches of the SheBelieves Cup. With her two shutouts, Naeher made herstory as the only USWNT goalkeeper to ever post a shutout in 10 straight international games. 

  • Meanwhile, Ertz has played every minute in the tournament so far, and she’s used her elite defensive skills to keep opponents from scoring in key moments

🤸‍♀️Illini: Despite narrowly losing to the No. 8-ranked Wolverines, the No. 20-ranked Fighting Illini of the U of I women's gymnastics earned a season-best score of 196.650 yesterday. We love losses that somehow still feel like a win. 

Junior Mallory Mizuki, who’d been battling injuries all season, also captured a personal win yesterday, competing for the first time and securing the bar title with a score of 9.900. Now that’s the Fighting Illini spirit.