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CHS Boys Soccer opens season with a bang

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Trent Weller found the back of the net with ease. Jared O’Dell sprinkled in a goal and even got credit for one he didn’t completely finish.

All went right for the Chesterton boys soccer team on Monday afternoon - save one defensive miscue - as the Trojans opened their season with a 6-1 rout over Boone Grove.

“Very happy with our opening performance,” Chesterton coach Jamie Sensibaugh said. “We always have problems playing at Boone Grove for some reason, so scoring early and often was nice to see.”

David Mudd and Jason Garmany each added a goal and Billy Biehl looked impressive with two assists in his first regular-season game since suffering a facial injury against Andrean last season.

“Playing at 4:30, being the first game and playing at a field that we don’t normally do well at, there was a lot that was working against us here,” Sensibaugh said. “I thought that we possessed the ball well and I thought that we finished well. It was a good start.”

Weller opened up the scoring less than six minutes into the match and then added another goal in the 28th minute as the junior looked every bit the same scoring threat that emerged last season when Biehl was sidelined.

“We were excited to get out on the field,” Weller said. “We played hard from the start. This gives us some confidence moving forward.”

Chesterton’s lone miscue came in the 9th minute when Boone Grove’s Nick Azevedo took advantage of a misplayed ball and dropped a shot over the head of Trojan keeper Joey Dishman. Dishman had four saves in his first start since taking over for the graduated Caleb Gmyrek.

“Joey was good at coming off of his line,” Sensibaugh said. “He was a little jittery in his first real action but he is a good, solid keeper. The goal wasn’t so much his fault as it was the defense and (they) stepped up and took responsibility for that.”

Mudd answered Boone Grove’s goal less than four minutes later, taking a nice feed from Noah Brickley. Weller and O’Dell each added first half goals and the Trojans (1-0) took a 4-1 lead into halftime.

Garmany scored less than six minutes into the second half and O’Dell was credited with a second goal after he took a shot that was deflected into the goal by a Boone Grove defender.

Chesterton will take the field again on Wednesday night when the Trojans open their home slate against Duneland Athletic Conference rival LaPorte. It will be the first conference game for both schools.

“I think you see the biggest jump in a team between their first and second games,” Sensibaugh said. “We’re looking forward to getting back to work.”

Chesterton 6, Boone Grove 1

At Boone Grove

CHESTERTON: Trent Weller 2 goals, 1 assist; Jared O'Dell 2 goals; David Mudd 1 goal; Jason Garmany 1 goal; Billy Biehl 2 assists; Jameson Sensibaugh 1 assist; Noah Brickley 1 assist; Joey Dishman 4 saves.

BOONE GROVE: Nick Azevedo 1 goal; Nathan Miller 7 saves.

RECORDS: Chesterton 1-0; Boone Grove 0-1.


Posted 8/19/2014