Knights fall to 2-2 on pitch

By on September 9, 2010

by Mike Slodki
KANELAND—While the Kaneland High School soccer roster would rather leave the loss from Saturday against the DeKalb Barbs behind, they can take something with them—the fact that Kaneland will meet DeKalb later on and try to even the score.

Saturday saw Kaneland lose to DeKalb in the third-place game of the Rocket Invite at Burlington Central High School by a 3-1 tally.

Coupled with a 3-0 loss to Burlington Central on Thursday, the Knights now sit at 2-2 four matches into 2010.

After a Joe Ferguson goal in the first half gave the Barbs a 1-0 lead, Kaneland came back on a goal by midfielder Thanasi Pesmajoglou to even matters with 11:23 left.

However, less than 60 seconds elapsed before Ferguson scored again to take a 2-1 lead.

Ferguson completed the hat trick on a penalty kick.

“We had many, many opportunities,” KHS coach Scott Parillo said. “We didn’t capitalize on them. We had them in the second half with the wind, and we just couldn’t do it. I thought we played much better today than we did on Thursday.”

Against the Rockets, Kaneland gave up one goal in the first 40 minutes, and two in the second half.

South Elgin defeated BC 4-0 in the final matchup on Saturday.

For the Knights, they will try to start a positive streak on Thursday, Sept. 9, vs. IMSA.

Photo: Anthony Parillo (2) looks for a path through DeKalb during Saturday’s 3-1 setback at Burlington Central.
Photo by Mike Slodki