KHS soccer holds off IMSA, suffers two L’s

By on September 16, 2010

KANELAND—When it comes to soccer, the match often comes down to a strong finish.

In that respect, it appears Kaneland soccer is still trying to find its soccer legs.

Although the Knights did squeeze in a win between two setbacks this past week, the KHS crew sits at 3-4 in 2010.

Wednesday, Sept. 8, had the Knights lose to Hinckley-Big Rock along Route 30 by a 1-0 final.

Thursday had host Kaneland solve the IMSA Titans in a 3-2 affair, and on Tuesday, visiting DeKalb beat the Knights 4-0 in the first ever Northern Illinois Big XII meeting for the two schools.

The Royals broke a scoreless tie in the second half, as the Knights saw an injury to starting goalkeeper J.P. Minogue.

Thursday’s win opened the scoring gates and had Kaneland expand a 1-0 halftime lead with two goals in the second 40 minutes. Derek White had two goals, while Kushstrim Ismali supplied the other.

Against the Barbs, KHS gave up three first-half goals to fall behind.

Ahead for the Knights is a battle at Morris on Thursday, Sept. 16.