Soccer stopped by two schools before NIB-12 win
KANELAND—Kaneland soccer had five matches in nine days, and while the action was close in the second half, the Knights saw chances go the other way this last week.
On Thursday, the Knights hosted conference mate Rochelle and surrendered a second-half goal in a 3-2 setback.
On Saturday, the Knights saw a late second-half flurry by the still-new Plainfield East Bengals in a 2-0 loss.
However, KHS righted their ship somewhat with a 3-2 win over host Yorkville on Tuesday
The Knights are now 10-6-1, with a 5-3-1 record in Northern Illinois Big XII Conference play.
Against the Hubs, the Knights went out to a 2-0 lead thanks to a Kushstrim Ismaili goal with an assist by Alex Gil. Thanasi Pesmajoglou also scored. Rochelle tied the score with two goals before the halftime buzzer and scored the lone second-half goal for the final margin.
Against the Bengals, the hosts found the net twice in 62 seconds.
“We played four games this week and we’re tired and banged up,” KHS coach Scott Parillo said on Saturday. “I thought we played better in the second half.”
It was the first half that Kaneland excelled in against the Foxes, with Tyler Siebert, Pesmajoglou and Alec Koczka finding the net within a 10-minute space.