Knight soccer finds its footing early

By on September 2, 2010

BURLINGTON—While not entirely sure of what the remaining seven weeks of the regular season will bring, the KHS soccer squad is doing well so far.

Hitting the Rocket Invite at Burlington Central High School on Tuesday, Kaneland played its first match in seven days and stopped Yorkville by a 5-1 final.

Nine minutes, 18 seconds into the matchup with the Foxes, the Knights got a goal from Alex Gil on a feed from Anders Winquist-Bailey.

With 27:12 to go in the first, Derek White put the ball in the net on an assist from Chad Swieca. The first-half scoring concluded with a Jordan Escobedo goal, thanks to an Anthony Parillo assist, with 22:16 left.

With the second half under way and KHS holding onto a 3-1 advantage, Gil scored again with a Thanasi Pesmajoglou assist with 33:42 to go to make it 4-1, and Winquist-Bailey put the final score in the net with a Pesmajoglou assist with 51 seconds remaining.

Earlier in the week, the F/S squad lost to Burlington Central by a 4-1 score on Thursday.

On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Knights continue their Rocket Invite journey against host BC at 6:30 p.m. The Knights square off against either DeKalb, St. Francis of Wheaton or South Elgin on Saturday, Sept. 4.