by Mike Slodki
KANELANDâ€”Lady Knight soccer found its propensity for finding the net on Tuesday, just in time for the seasonâ€™s homestretch.
The Lady Knights went to a 0-0 draw in Hinckley against the H-BR Lady Royals. Kaneland came back on Tuesday and took it to the Lady Hubs 4-1 to garner their first win since April 24.
With an 11-1-4 mark and a 2-1-2 record in Western Sun Conference play, the Lady Knights broke open the scoring column, with three first half goals against Rochelle.
Emily Heimerdinger had the first two goals, assisted by Sophie Blank and Andie Bruce on the opening goal and Haley Johnson on the second goal. Katie Taylor closed the first half scoring out with an assist by Colleen Gebauer on a corner kick. Blank scored the lone second half goal and was assisted by Melissa Bohorquez.
The Lady Knights brace for a WSC showdown with the visiting Sycamore Lady Spartans on Thursday, May 6, at 4:30 p.m. and also prepare to host the first-ever Kaneland Klassic, which takes the place of the Burlington Central tournament.
On Friday, Kaneland also received post-season news and has earned a No. 1 seed for the first time in program history.
Having matched the mark for most wins in school history for a season, the Lady Knights, at No.1 seed, will play the fourth-seeded Aurora Central Catholic Lady Chargers on Tuesday, May 18, at 4 p.m. at Rosary High School in Aurora. The winner of that encounter faces off against the winner of No. 2 Rosary and No. 3 Illinois Math & Science Academy who duke it out on Wednesday, May 19, in the Class 2A regional championship set for Saturday, May 22.
The winner of the Rosary Regional heads off to the Hampshire Sectional against potentially Hampshire or Marian Central Catholic.