Niles suffers 4-2 loss to South Bend Trinity
By By DAN WEISS / Niles Daily Star
NILES -- What looked like it would be a blowout the Niles soccer team turned into a respectable score Tuesday evening.
Visiting South Bend Trinity raced out to a 4-0 lead in the first 37 minutes of the game before the Vikings settled down and scored two goals to close the gap, but suffered a 4-2 setback. The loss drops Niles to 3-10-2 on the season.
Kyle Kidwell stopped the bleeding for Niles with his goal 2:02 before halftime on a free kick. Kidwell then scored the other Niles goal with 5:56 left in the game off an assist from Gilles Nsengiyumva.
Trinity outshot Niles 19-10, allowing Viking goalkeeper Cory Coquillard to make 10 saves.
Niles returns to action Thursday at home against Edwardsburg for another non-conference match at 5 p.m.
The Niles junior varsity soccer team played Trinity to a 1-1 tie Tuesday evening.
Trinity scored first on a penalty shot eight minutes into the second half.
Danny Rodts tied the game four minutes later, taking a corner kick from C.J. Rumpf and put it in the back of the net.
The game was called due to darkness with about 20 minutes left on the clock.
Niles outshot Trinity 14-6 and goalkeeper Dan Ott had four saves for the Vikings.