The start of
Wednesday’s penalty shootout went about as bad as it could’ve gone for
Chesterton’s Jason Garmany.
None of that
mattered moments later when Garmany found himself on the bottom of a dog
pile along with Jameson Sensibaugh after the pair combined to push the
Trojans by Lake Central 4-2 in a penalty kick in a key Duneland Athletic
Garmany, who got
the call to go into goal just moments before the shootout, was the first
player to attempt a shot. His ball was online but Lake Central keeper Jorge
Trujillo knocked the ball away. Garmany then surrendered a goal on the
Indians’ first attempt and he was left pulling for his teammates to pick him
‘please make it,’” Garmany said when Derek O’Dell went up for Chesterton’s
Not only did O’Dell
make his shot, but brother Jared O’Dell followed and then Travis Brooks.
Daniel Picioski kept the Indians in the match when he scored in the fourth
round of the shootout, getting Lake Central to within 3-2. The next
Chesterton goal or stop would win the match and keep the Trojans undefeated.
With the match on
the line, Sensibaugh walked toward the penalty box. The junior took the
field for the first time in several weeks earlier in the night as Sensibaugh
has been battling a knee injury and an illness. The midfielder took three
steps and drilled the ball past Trujillo, setting off a wild golden birthday
celebration for Sensibaugh.
“This was a
storybook,” Sensibaugh said. “I just wanted to put it in. It’s something we
work on after every practice and before every DAC game.”
heroics overshadowed a gritty effort for the Trojans after they lost star
Billy Biehl early in the second half with a back injury. Biehl, who was
limited in Saturday’s game against Highland, connected with Trent Weller for
an assist early in the match but was a spectator just moments into the
The Indians tied
the match late in the first half when Chris Baranowski was tackled from
behind in the penalty box on a call that Chesterton coach Jamie Sensibaugh
referred to as “questionable.” The sophomore connected on his penalty kick
in the 35th minute. Both teams had several opportunities down the stretch
but could never convert, setting up the shootout.
“I’m proud of our
guys and I’m proud of Jameson, just like I would be for any of our kids,”
Coach Sensibaugh said.
Chesterton 1, Lake
4-2 in PKs)
CHESTERTON -- Trent
Weller 1 goal; Billy Biehl 1 assist; Joey Dishman 3 saves.
LAKE CENTRAL --
Chris Baranowski 1 goal; Jorge Trujillo 4 saves.
Chesterton 10-0 (5-0); Lake Central 5-5-1 (3-2).
Lake Central 3,
junior varsity dropped a 3-1 decision to Lake Central on Wednesday.
The lone goal for
the Trojans came from Kevin Jugovic on an assist from Jake Donovan.
Hunter Warren, Doug
Filipek and Pieter Ausema shared duties in goal.