It was almost two
completely different soccer games.
The No. 5 ranked
Chesterton Trojans fought back from a 2-0 halftime deficit to gain a 2-2 tie
with No. 3 Avon on Saturday.
“I’m a little
disappointed in that, had we shown up to play in the first half, we might
have come out of there with a win,” Chesterton coach Jamie Sensibaugh said.
Avon picked up
goals from Caleb Alvarez and Kyle Williams to build a 2-0 lead early on as
the Trojans missed several opportunities of their own.
“We had early
chances and didn’t capitalize,” Sensibaugh said. “We had a couple of corner
kicks where we just didn’t finish on the back post.”
Sensibaugh got a
little vocal with his troops at halftime in an effort to raise their
“As a coaching
staff, we challenged them to play harder and step up in the second half,”
Sensibaugh said. “We had to settle in a play to feet more. We had to check
back to the ball better and we were playing way too direct.”
scored early in the second half to cut the lead in half and then scored
again with just 17 seconds left to garner the tie.
“We were the better
team in the second half,” Sensibaugh said. “It’s a great comeback to get the
tie. Avon is obviously a great program and good every year. We’ve upgraded
our schedule and we want to play these types of teams.”
Seth Conway dished
out an assist for Chesterton, while Doug Filipek had four saves.