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Chesterton Boys Soccer beats Lake Central in shootout to remain unbeaten

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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 Conference match.

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 up.

“I’m thinking ‘please make it,’” Garmany said when Derek O’Dell went up for Chesterton’s second shot.

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.”

The late-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 second half.

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 Central 1

(Chesterton wins 4-2 in PKs)

At Chesterton

CHESTERTON -- Trent Weller 1 goal; Billy Biehl 1 assist; Joey Dishman 3 saves.

LAKE CENTRAL -- Chris Baranowski 1 goal; Jorge Trujillo 4 saves.

RECORDS -- Chesterton 10-0 (5-0); Lake Central 5-5-1 (3-2).

Junior Varsity

Lake Central 3, Chesterton 1

The Chesterton 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.


Posted 9/18/2014