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CHS boys soccer team knocks off Valpo with flawless execution

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Perfect. Beautiful. Flawless.

Those were just some of the words used to describe Chesterton senior Billy Biehl’s eventual game-winning goal in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Valparaiso.

Biehl scored off a set piece in the 31st minute when Jared O’Dell passed to Trent Weller who sent the ball to Biehl as the senior cut toward the goal, catching Valparaiso’s defense off-guard. Biehl kept his eyes locked on Valparaiso keeper Billy Yogan and finished the play without hesitation.

“That was perfect,” Biehl said. “We practice that one all the time. It was an easy finish for me. Trent laid it off perfectly.”

The goal marked the fourth straight game in which the Trojans have scored off set pieces, a goal that coach Jamie Sensibaugh set before the season began.

“It works a lot more in practice, but never that well,” O’Dell said.

One of the reasons the play worked so flawlessly was because O’Dell called an audible just before the play developed. Knowing that the Vikings were bound to know how much Weller is a scoring threat, O’Dell called for the ball to end up with Biehl. As the defense continued to focus on Weller, the junior easily flipped the ball to Biehl to earn the assist.

“We’re playing Valpo and they’re our rivals,” O’Dell said. “We know each other pretty well so they know Trent is going to be a key part of the play.”

Weller added Chesterton’s second goal with 25 seconds left in the first half to give the Trojans a 2-0 lead going into halftime. The junior took a feed from Nate Needham and beat the defense for his sixth goal of the season.

The Vikings battled back in the second half and had several opportunities to get back in the match but they could never quite finish the play. Sensibaugh was thrilled with his team’s play in the first half but pointed to the second half as having room for improvement.

“In our pursuit to get better, the second half we needed to possess and keep control of the game a bit better. We let some balls get away,” Sensibaugh said.

Chesterton 2, Valparaiso 0


Chesterton -- Billy Biehl 1 goal; Trent Weller 1 goal, 1 assist; Nate Needham 1 assist; Joey Dishman 2 saves.

Valparaiso -- Billy Yogan 4 saves

Records -- Chesterton 4-0 (2-0 DAC); Valparaiso 1-1-1 (1-1 DAC).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 1, Valparaiso 1

The Chesterton junior varsity played Valpo to a 1-1 tie on Wednesday night.

Matt Blake scored the Trojans’ lone goal on an assist from Kevin Jugovic.

Hunter Warren and Doug Filipek each recorded saves in goal for Chesterton.



Posted 8/28/2014