The Chesterton boys
soccer team improved to 9-1 on the season and 4-0 in Duneland Athletic
Conference play with a 2-1 victory over Lake Central on Wednesday night.
“A win is a win,”
Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra said. “At the end of the day, all you see is
the final score.”
Zack Bowser opened
the scoring for the Trojans with a penalty kick in the game’s second minute.
The game would stay that way through halftime when LC scored to tie things
“We’re really good
at building up out of the back and getting into the final third,” Sabedra
said. “We’re working on executing and finishing goals now.”
Ryan O’Dell did
just that with 5:12 remaining in the game as his left foot sent a ball past
the Indians’ goalkeeper for the game-winner on a pass from Nick Biel.
“Ryan had a nice
physical game,” Sabedra said. “He likes to match-up against a lot of those
guys because they are all juniors. Nick did a really good job of attacking
space and making people commit to him.”
mounted a comeback attempt with three point-blank shots that were all turned
away by Chesterton goalkeeper Charlie Eaton.
“Charlie is such a
great goalie,” Sabedra said. “When we are playing sound in front of him, you
don’t get to see what he can do a lot. Great goalies make great saves when
the game is on the line and Charlie did that for us tonight.”
The Trojans return
to play on Saturday when they travel to Bishop Noll for a 10 a.m. junior
Chesterton 4, Lake
junior varsity beat Lake Central 4-1 to improve to 6-1-2 on the year and
3-0-1 in DAC play.
Will Aurrechio (2),
John Kovalan and Josh Pearson scored goals for the Trojans. Danny Serianni,
Ethan Schlyer and Gavin Bailey all dished out assists.
Ethan Boedeker and
Christian Kelly combined in goal for the victory.