As good as Trent
Weller has been to start the season, the Chesterton junior doesn’t want to
hear anything about individual accolades.
Weller scored two
more goals on Wednesday night - bringing his season total to four through
two games - as the Trojans knocked off Michigan City 2-0 in their home
“They played very
physical and got a lot of people behind the ball,” Chesterton coach Jamie
Sensibaugh said. “We played well, but missed some opportunities tonight.”
Weller scored 16
goals last season and is on pace for considerably more than that this year.
“It’s a team effort
out there,” Weller said. “It’s not just about one player.”
The Trojans (2-0,
1-0 DAC) struggled at times to solve Michigan City’s defense on Wednesday
night, but Billy Biehl appeared to get Chesterton on the board when he
punched in a goal midwayÊ through the first half. Biehl was then ruled
offsides and the Trojans had to go back to the drawing board.
“We kept pushing
and moving the ball and trying to create chances,” Biehl said. “It was
pretty frustrating because I thought we had one and they kept the play going
until I scored.”
broke the scoreless tie in the 23rd minute when he pushed a shot past
Michigan City keeper Samuel Mallon. The junior added his second tally just
three minutes into the second half.
While Weller was
the one who ended up scoring, Chesterton coach Jamie Sensibaugh was thrilled
with the entire effort.
“That was about as
dominant of a 2-0 performance that you can have,” Sensibaugh said. “I
thought everyone played exceptionally well up top. I was pleased with the
win, but we will need to work on finishing after getting a good build up.”
The win was special
for Biehl as it was not only the home opener and conference opener of his
senior year, but it marked the first time that he took the field at home
after suffering a facial injury against Andrean last season. Biehl returned
for the postseason, but hadn’t played at home since the middle of last
“It feels good
getting back out here,” Biehl said. “I was excited to play (at home) again.”
Joey Dishman was credited with two saves in his second career start, but was
never really challenged by the Michigan City offense.