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Chesterton Girls Soccer beats Valparaiso 3-1

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By TR HARLAN

David Galloway needed a signature win for his team.

Tuesday night the Chesterton girls soccer team got just what he asked for with a 3-1 victory over Valparaiso.

“I could talk about every player we put on the field tonight,” Galloway said. “We’ve won a lot of games the last two years, but it’s been a while since we really won a big game. Tonight was a big game.”

The Trojans dominated the first half, but only scored one goal as Kaylee Lindahl crossed a ball to Savannah Watson with 19:13 left in the half.

Watson’s shot was stopped, but a rebound was left in front and she finished it for the 1-0 lead.

“One of the things we talked about was that they have a tendency to drop the ball in goal,” Galloway said. “We had to attack that in case it was left there for us. Savannah is a senior and did a great job of doing just that and finishing.”

Valparaiso threatened early in the second half as their intensity picked up, but the Trojan defense was up to the task.

“Valparaiso came out and really attacked the ball to start the second half,” Galloway said. “Our defense with Madisyn Coudriet, Bethany Molnar and Kristin Mabry did a great job tonight. Anne Marie Radzik in goal did a great job too.”

Katie Green pushed the Chesterton lead to 2-0 with a restart lightning bolt from 30 yards out with 8:45 left to play.

“We’ve been really working on restarts, especially Katie,” Galloway said. “She’s so dangerous with that. She saw an opportunity to go near post and hit a great shot.”

Valpo responded with a goal from Kristina Veljovic with 5:40 to play, but the speed of Lindahl led to the clincher.

Lindahl beat the defense down the right sideline, played a crossing ball in front of the goal to find Kristen Homme to set the final score.

“When they put the first goal in, I got a little nervous, but Kaylee Lindahl was very composed and served a great ball to Kristen Homme,” Galloway said. “Really proud of Kristen, playing on a torn ACL, to show great leadership tonight.

“There is nothing you can do about speed. It’s something we pride ourselves on inside the program. Kaylee’s only a sophomore and she’ll learn to finish some of those opportunities she had tonight.”

Chesterton 3, Valparaiso 1

AT CHESTERTON

Chesterton -- Savannah Watson 1 goal; Kaylee Lindahl 2 assists; Katie Green 1 goal; Kristen Homme 1 goal; Anne Marie Radzik 2 saves.

Valparaiso -- Kristina Veljovic 1 goal.

Record -- Chesterton 3-1-1 (2-0 DAC).

Junior Varsity

Chesterton 3, Valparaiso 2

The Chesterton girls junior varsity earned a 3-2 hard fought victory against Valparaiso Tuesday Night.

Scoring for Chesterton were Paige Gubbe with a pair of goals and Lennon Metz with the eventual game winner.

Providing assists were Meghan Ramierez, Nikki Achor and Katelyn Owens.

Marissa Sullivan recorded six saves in goal.

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 8/28/2013