girls soccer team opened its post-season in impressive fashion with a 12-0
victory over Merrillville in the opening round of the IHSAA Sectional at CHS
“This was a game
that was never in doubt,” Chesterton coach Ben Forgey said. “We played one
set of 11 players for 40 minutes and completely switched out and played a
different 11 in the second half. Both groups played well and it was nice to
have some fun, spread minutes around and get out without any injuries.”
Goals scorers for
the Trojans included Grace Bamber (2), Addy Joiner (2), Annalisa Hackett
(2), Gina Geenen (2), Emily Richardson (2), Sophie DeRuntz and Molly
Assists were handed
out by Joiner (3), Sydney Stott (2), DeRuntz (2), Emma Vetroczky, Geenen,
Kaitlyn Kogl, Richardson and Hadenfelt.
Carley Balas played
the first half in goal before giving way to the tandem of Addysun Arndt and
Emma Pape in the second half.
The Trojans will
play Hobart, a 2-1 winner over Michigan City, in the first semifinal
beginning at 5 p.m. at CHS on Thursday. The other semifinal will match
Valparaiso and Portage at 7 p.m.
winners will meet for the Sectional title on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Chesterton -- Grace
Bamber 2 goals; Addy Joiner 2 goals, 3 assists; Annalisa Hackett 2 goals;
Gina Geenen 2 goals, 1 assist; Emily Richardson 2 goals, 1 assist; Sophie
DeRuntz 1 goal, 2 assists; Molly Hadenfelt 1 goal, 1 assist; Sydney Stott 2
assists; Emma Vetroczky 1 assist; Kaitlyn Kogl 1 assist.