3/16 Soccer Notes
by Mike Slodki
A recent standing tradition for the Lady Knights crew is its April stop at West Aurora High School for the Blackhawk tournament.
Now in its fourth year of participating in the invite, Kaneland is 2-1 as of presstime. In 2008, the Lady Knights finished 2-2 in the four matchups-an improvement over the 1-3 finish of 2007.
The Lady Knights took the tournament in 2006 with a 2-0-2 finish.
With the infusion of personnel like sophomore Emily Heimerdinger a year ago, Kaneland’s offense has given itself a fighting chance.
The Lady Knights have outscored the competition by a 14-8 count after five matches.
A year ago, Kaneland had just five goals through four contests, while giving up 10.
When the Lady Knights get back to the non-tournament swing of things, they’ll be facing the host Burlington Central Rockets on Saturday.
A member of the Big Northern East Conference, the Rockets are finding it difficult to match the good fortune of last year’s 12-8-1 finish. Currently at 1-5 on the season, BC is led by players like goalkeeper Kirby McMahon and forward Emma Bruderle.