Braving chilly temperatures and unforgiving defenses, Kaneland is doing well for itself in the opening chapters of the 2009 season.
Lady Knights soccer (3-2) opened the annual West Aurora Tournament with a bang as it handed Plano a 5-0 loss on Thursday, April 9.
The Lady Knights improved to 2-1 thanks to a prolific shoot attack. Emily Heimerdinger scored four goals while Bridget Crosby added one. Paige Rogers contributed with an assist.
KHS led 1-0 after the first 40 minutes of play.
KHS then suffered a tough 4-3 loss on Saturday to the host Blackhawks in a game that featured West Aurora coming back from a 3-0 deficit at halftime.
Crosby, Heimerdinger and Colleen Gebauer scored the goals, with Sarah Goodrich supplying an assist.
Continuing the Blackhawks escapade on Tuesday, Kaneland served up a 2-1 defeat to the Streamwood Sabres.
Crosby and Gebauer each scored for KHS while Heimerdinger had an assist.
The Lady Knights looked to end the tournament on a winning note vs. Western Sun Conference-mate Rochelle on Wednesday. A win would put the Lady Knights at 3-1 at West Aurora, their best finish.
Meanwhile, the JV team improved to 3-0 with a 5-0 shutout of Lake Park on Tuesday.
The Lady Knights travel to Burlington Central on Saturday, April 18, and host DeKalb on Tuesday, April 21.
Photo: Junior Thalia Garcia gets one of Kaneland’s many shots on goal in a 5-0 win over Plano last Thursday at the West Aurora Tournament. Kaneland spent almost the entire game on the attack against a second-year Plano squad. Photo by Ben Draper