The Chesterton boys
soccer team opened its season with a 1-0 victory on Monday night at home
against Boone Grove.
“I’ll take an ugly
win anytime, but certainly not our best game or best soccer,” Chesterton
coach Jamie Sensibaugh said. “Only room to improve. As with just about every
year, our biggest growth comes from the first game to the second. We have
something to learn from.”
The game’s lone
goal came from Chesterton’s Bailey Arthur as Boone Grove keeper Max Kidd
recorded 17 saves.
“Boone has always
been a team that is physical and defensive. They always bunker in against us
and give us a hard time,” Sensibaugh said. “We had some good looks on goal
and could have pushed the score higher, but (Kidd) made some good saves.”
goalkeeper Doug Filipek went virtually untested and recorded just one save
in the shutout victory.
“It was a little
frustrating in that things didn’t go the way we want them to,” Sensibaugh
said. “We had trouble finding our midfield and playing through there. We
need to work and combine to get into the offensive third.”
The Trojans return
to the field on Wednesday when they travel to Michigan City for the Duneland
Athletic Conference opener for both teams.
The JV game is
scheduled for a 5 p.m. start.