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 half’s of the season
en route to a 3-1 Duneland Athletic Conference victory.
“I don’t think we had a good first half,” Sensibaugh said. “We didn’t
possess the ball like I’d like and we weren’t very dangerous. LC is a good,
strong program. We knew they’d 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
“We’ve been moving Billy and Jonathan around and this was a game where I
thought Kody (Lobsiger) needed to be in the midfield because he’s 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
“I wasn’t happy with the mistake we made on their goal,” Sensibaugh said.
“It’s exactly the same play that we had trouble with at Crown Point and I
thought we’d fixed it. I wasn’t 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 we’re capable of.”
Caleb Gmyrek recorded three saves as Chesterton outshot LC 15-4 on the
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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).