Soccer now 5-4-2

By on September 30, 2010

by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—Knight soccer found a good way to see how its skills were progressing.

Engage Yorkville and Sycamore.

With five goals against the host Foxes on Thursday, Kaneland’s 5-0 win led to a 1-1 tie against visiting Sycamore.

After the first instance of KHS even tying the Spartans, Kaneland has improved to 5-4-2 on the season, with a 2-1-2 mark in the first NIB-12 slate.

The two first-half goals against Yorkville for Kaneland were put in by Jordan Escobedo, 18 minutes, 54 seconds into the first half (from Chad Swieca) and with 2:07 remaining in the first half on a goal by Swieca from Thanasi Pesmajoglou and Alex Gil.

In the second half, goals were scored by Alex Weiss on an assist from Gil, Anders Winquist-Bailey from Gil and Kushstrim Ismail on a penalty kick.

Against the Sycamore unit, with roughly 12 minutes remaining, Escobedo hit a rocket of a shot into the net for a tie score.

The end result was a welcome change from the first half on Tuesday.

“We told them at halftime to pass the ball around and we’ve got to take some shots. That’s the only way we’ll score. Possess 90 percent of the game, but if we’re not willing to take the shot, we’re not going to score,” KHS coach Scott Parillo said.

Photo: Kaneland captain Derek White completes a header in the 5-0 win over YHS. Photo by Ben Draper

About Mike Slodki

Mike Slodki is a sports reporter for the Elburn Herald. You can reach him at MSlodki@elburnherald.com.

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