girls soccer team proved the adage true again with a dominating 3-0 victory
in the IHSA Sectional Championship against the host Valparaiso Vikings on
“The old adage is
that defense wins championships and we saw that on Saturday,” Chesterton
coach Jason Conway said. “Our defenders are athletic and smart. When you put
those things together, you’re going to have a good defense.”
The Trojans took a
lead in the game’s eighth minute when Carley Perkins took a crossing pass
from Molly Wilson and beat Valpo goalkeeper Madison Ochs. Desiree Bell made
it 2-0 with a header off a pass from Courtney Krol.
“Nobody on this
team has won a Sectional and that’s something they’ve had to live with,”
Conway said. “They had two goals when the season started. One was to win the
DAC, and that didn’t happen, and the second was to win the Sectional. They
got it done and that makes everything that has happened this season worth
Kayla Schneider set
the final score with the Trojans’ last goal as they secured their first
Sectional title since 2010.
The Trojans will
face off against Munster on Wednesday in the IHSAA Valparaiso Regional.
Kickoff is set for 5 p.m.
Carley Perkins 1 goal; Desiree Bell 1 goal; Kayla Schneicer 1 goal; Molly
Wilson 1 assist; Courtney Krol 1 assist; Lennon Metz 1 assist; Molly
McLaughlin 1 save.
Madison Ochs 3 saves.
11-7-1, Valparaiso 10-5-3.