Lady Knights compete at West Aurora
Photo: Emily Heimerdinger wins the battle for possession in recent action. Heimerdinger scored four goals for the 4-5 Lady Knights this week. File Photo
KANELAND—A three-match skid left the Lady Knights scraping on the soccer pitch, but a Tuesday win over Streamwood sees Kaneland at 4-5 (1-2 Northern Illinois Big XII) through nine matches.
A year ago at this time, KHS was an astounding 8-0-1 on its way to a tournament championship in Aurora.
On Tuesday afternoon, Kaneland used a goal by Melissa Bohorquez and a second-half goal by Emily Heimerdinger for a 2-0 win over Streamood High School. On Saturday morning, the West Aurora Blackhawk Tournament featured Plainfeld East besting Kaneland by a 6-4 final.
With a goal by Sophie Blank 10 minutes into the contest, and an Heimerdinger goal six minutes later, Kaneland nursed a 2-1 lead into halftime over the Bengals.
Despite goals by Blank and Heimerdinger in the second half, Kaneland gave up five second-half goals in the loss. Jessica Coia contributed an assist on Heimerdinger’s second half goal.
Kicking off the tournament was a 3-0 loss to the host Blackhawks on Thursday.
Beginning the latest week of competition, Kaneland fell to visiting Sycamore on April 6 by a final of 4-1. The lone Kaneland goal came from Heimerdinger with 29 minutes, 42 seconds remaining in the match.
Ahead for the Lady Knights is a matchup with visiting Marengo on Monday, April 18, followed by a NIB-12 bout with the visiting Lady Redskins of Morris on Tuesday, April 19.