It took overtime, but the Chesterton boys soccer team improved to 11-2 on
the year and 4-2 in Duneland Athletic Conference play with a 2-1 overtime
victory over Portage on Wednesday.
“It was a stagnant game with the ball in the air a lot,” Chesterton coach
Jamie Sensibaugh said. “Not a lot of possession. We had good looks and
opportunities, but we didn’t put dangerous balls on frame.”
Jameson Sensibaugh opened the scoring when he took a pass from John Ward for
the game’s opening goal. Portage responded just before half to tie the game
After a scoreless second half, Travis Brooks connected with Trent Weller in
the first overtime for the game-winner. Caleb Gmyrek recorded three saves
for the Trojans.
“We are learning how to handle teams that get physical with us,” Sensibaugh
said. “We didn’t respond well to that initially, but we kept our composure
and played better as the night went on.”
Chesterton 2, Portage 1 (ot)
Chesterton -- Jameson Sensibaugh 1 goal; Trent Weller 1 goal; John Ward 1
assist; Travis Brooks 1 assist; Caleb Gmyrek 3 saves.
Portage -- Elijah Fleming 1 goal; Cody Simmons 7 saves.
Records -- Chesterton 11-2 (4-2 DAC); Portage 8-3 (3-3 DAC).
Chesterton 8, Portage 0
The Chesterton junior varsity boys soccer team improved to 13-0 on the year
with an 8-0 shutout of Portage on Wednesday.
Scoring for the Trojans were Derrick O’Dell (2 goals), Phil Flores (2
goals), Ray Yagelski, matt Blake, Brett Molnar and Parker Farese.
Assists were dished out by Molnar, O’Dell and Owen Hallas. Joey Dishman and
Hunter Warren combined for two saves in the shutout victory.