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Chesterton Boys Soccer beats Lake Central

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By TR HARLAN

Chesterton boys soccer coach Jamie Sensibaugh made his feelings known at halftime Wednesday night against Lake Central.

How did his team respond?

The Trojans may have turned in one of their best second halfs of the season en route to a 3-1 Duneland Athletic Conference victory.

I dont think we had a good first half, Sensibaugh said. We didnt possess the ball like Id like and we werent very dangerous. LC is a good, strong program. We knew theyd come out and play hard and physical.

The Trojans opened up the scoring with 18:51 left to play in the first half when Jonathan Blake found Billy Biehl behind the defense for a 1-0 Chesterton lead.

Weve been moving Billy and Jonathan around and this was a game where I thought Kody (Lobsiger) needed to be in the midfield because hes so good defensively, Sensibaugh said. I thought we could get Billy in, with his quickness, directly on them. And we did.

Lake Central scored with 4:10 to go before halftime on a goal by Shane Walton.

I wasnt happy with the mistake we made on their goal, Sensibaugh said. Its exactly the same play that we had trouble with at Crown Point and I thought wed fixed it. I wasnt very happy about that.

After the break, John Ward scored off a pass from Lobsiger just seven minutes in and Blake scored with just 4:25 left off a Zach Froman assist to set the final score.

The second half was totally different, Sensibaugh said. I think LC was a little tired and we were far more dangerous. I challenged them at halftime. They responded I think and played the way I know were capable of.

Caleb Gmyrek recorded three saves as Chesterton outshot LC 15-4 on the night.

Chesterton 3, Lake Central 1

AT CHESTERTON

Lake Central -- Everett Sanders 1 goal; Tim Ritchie 12 saves.

Chesterton -- Billy Biehl 1 goal; John Ward 1 goal; Jonathan Blake 1 goal, 1 assist; Zach Froman 1 assist; Kody Lobsiger 1 assist; Caleb Gmyrek 3 saves.

Record: Chesterton 7-3 (3-2 DAC).

 

Posted 9/13/2012