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CHS boys soccer team opens DAC play with strong victory

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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 opener.

“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.”

Weller finally 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 season.

“It feels good getting back out here,” Biehl said. “I was excited to play (at home) again.”

Chesterton keeper Joey Dishman was credited with two saves in his second career start, but was never really challenged by the Michigan City offense.

Chesterton 2, Michigan City 0


Chesterton -- Trent Weller 2 goals; Jared O’Dell 1 assist; Joey Dishman 2 saves.

Michigan City -- Samuel Mallon 9 saves.

Records: Chesterton 2-0 (1-0); Michigan City 0-1 (0-1)



Posted 8/25/2014