By TR HARLAN
Chesterton boys soccer coach Jamie Sensibaugh was quick and succinct
“We got taken to the woodshed in the first half,” Sensibaugh said. “It was a
good old fashioned butt kicking.”
Valparaiso scored three times in a 10 minute span in the first half and
cruised to a 3-0 Duneland Athletic Conference victory over the Trojans.
“Our experimenting with a system that let us down tonight was part of it,”
Sensibaugh said. “It played into their strength and that’s their speed in
No one on the Vikings exemplified that more than senior Luke Kovar. Kovar
scored goals in the 13th minute and 23rd minute for a 2-0 lead.
“Sutherland is so fast and got in so fast to really break us down,”
Brendan Sutherland scored just 20 seconds after Kovar’s second tally to
record the game’s final goal.
“What really hurt us tonight was our inability to keep our composure on the
ball, playing to feet and getting a build-up into the offensive third,”
Sensibaugh said. “When you’re in your defensive third all night, you are
going to get punished.”
The Trojans had a chance to cut into the lead in the fourth minute of the
second half when a header found the post and was turned away.
“The second half was a matter of pride,” Sensibaugh said. “That’s what we
talked about at halftime. We certainly didn’t match their intensity in the
Valparaiso 3, Chesterton 0
Chesterton -- Caleb Gmyrek 4 saves.
Valparaiso -- Luke Kovar 2 goals; Brendan Sutherland 1 goal; Andrew Fletcher
Record -- Chesterton 3-1 (0-1 DAC).
Chesterton 3, Valparaiso 1
The Chesterton junior varsity boys soccer team improved to 4-0 on the year
with a 3-1 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday night.
Scoring for the Trojans were Brett Molnar, Derek O’Dell and Sam Gutierrez.
Joey Dishman recorded two saves in goal.