The seventh annual Kaneland High School Alumni soccer game was held this past Saturday at the high school’s varsity soccer field. Many soccer alumni and some current players enjoyed a friendly game on a beautiful summer evening. Any current or former Kaneland soccer players interested in playing in next year’s game and are not already on the contact list should call Bill Durrenberger at (630) 466-9085.
Kaneland Almuni White team (above) members included Nick Williams (back, left to right), Matt VanderSande, Eric Griesinger, Chris Feldott and Ryan Straughn. Santiago Tovar (front, left to right), Kevin Durrenberger, player/coach Max Andrews, Evelio Blanco and Scott Thompson. Courtesy Photo
Kaneland Almuni Blue team members included Josh Williams (back, left to right), Spencer Johnson, Josh Hill, Cooper Andrews, Mike Giese and coach Joe Garlinsky. Joe Garlinsky (front, left to right), Kaitlin Roy, Emily Heimerdinger, Samantha Wantuch and Justin Garlinsky. Courtesy Photo
Photo: Anthony Parillo (2) attempts a corner kick last week for the nine-win Knights soccer unit. Photo by Madeline Cole
KANELAND—Kaneland (9-4-1, 4-2-1 NIB-12) suffered its second loss this season to DeKalb in a 2-0 matchup, with a third meeting on the horizon in the Class 2A Regionals.
Against the visiting Bucs, Kushstrim Ismaili scored with five minutes, 59 seconds to go in the first half for a 1-0 lead.
Additionally, the Knights solved host Morris on Tuesday by a 1-0 clip, thanks to Arsim Azemi’s feed from Jordan Escobedo and Josh Williams, coming with 35:57 left.
The Knights host the Rochelle Hubs on Thursday, Oct. 6, at 4:30 p.m.
ALGONQUIN, Ill.—Kaneland soccer’s first trip to the Jacobs Invite yielded a win, but a couple more would have been ideal.
As it stood, an opening-match loss against host Jacobs on Friday and a championship loss to Harvard on Saturday sandwiched a shutout win over Crystal Lake Central on Saturday morning.
The Knights (2-2) saw their lone goal punched in by Jordan Escobedo on an Alex Gil assist seven minutes, 14 seconds into a 4-1 defeat to the Jacobs Golden Eagles. Jacobs would match KHS and score three in the second half.
In the win over CLC, Josh Williams and Escobedo would give KHS a 2-0 lead at the half, while Arsim Azemi, Escobedo and Anthony Parillo’s free kick would cinch the 5-0 win.
Against the Hornets, Azemi’s goal with Sam Rymarz’ assist with 17:39 left supplied the scoring.
Hinckley-Big Rock supplies the opposition for Kaneland on Friday, Sept. 2.