Soccer knee deep in the NIB-12
Knight kickers above .500 after first 11 matches
KANELAND—With a 5-4-3 overall mark and a 2-1-2 mark in the opening stages of Northern Illinois Big XII play, the Kaneland Knights soccer unit is still getting its cleats wet against local rivals.
Soon, they’ll have to jump into the deep end of heavy competition if they wish to separate themselves from the pack.
A slim week of action saw Kaneland go to a scoreless stalemate against visiting Yorkville last Thursday, and a Tuesday match with host Sycamore that ended in a 2-0 Knight shutout.
The tie brought the Kaneland unbeaten streak to four matches before Tuesday’s encounter at Sycamore stretched it to five.
Against the Spartans, Arsim Azemi provided both goals—one in each half—for the Knights. The first off an Anthony Parillo assist, and the other on a Drew Franklin assist.
Coming up for the Knights: a Thursday, Oct. 3, home match with the DeKalb Barbs and a Tuesday, Oct. 8, trip to Grundy County to face the Morris Redskins.
The Knights will find out their Class 2A postseason assignment on Friday, Oct. 4 as part of the Sycamore Regional along with rivals Burlington Central, Sandwich and Sycamore. The foursome sees one squad take the plaque and go to the Burlington Central Sectional.