It didn’t take
The Chesterton boys
soccer team scored just 1:05 into the game Wednesday night on its way to a
4-0 Duneland Athletic Conference shutout victory over Valparaiso.
“We had a rough
first half,” Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra said. “We weren’t connecting on
passes like we should have. We were worried about them scoring instead of
worrying about how we play.”
Nathan Arthur found
Seth Conway in stride through the Viking defense and the junior forward beat
Valpo keeper Jubal Harmon for a 1-0 lead.
“Seth is really
good at making himself available,” Sabedra said. “He’s really creative. He’s
not selfish except when he needs to be. He has such an attacking mindset and
he’s such a team player.
“He’s a player
everyone wants to have and nobody likes to play against.”
Conway would find
the head of Jack Eaton with 3:56 to play to push the score to 2-0 at
halftime. Chesterton had a final chance to score in the first half, but a
penalty kick missed wide right.
““We do a good job
getting numbers up,” Sabedra said. “Something we focus on is pressing high
with our back line. The biggest thing is we want everyone on the field
involved around the ball.”
It didn’t take long
after the break to keep the onslaught going as Conway was taken down in the
box for another penalty kick. This time, Nick Biel scored inside the right
post for a 3-0 lead.
The final touches
came less than two minutes later when Zach Bowser took a long pass from
Jordan Carlson and score the game’s final tally.
“Jordan is great at
playing dime balls from 40 yards out,” Sabedra said. “That’s the second goal
we’ve had like that this year.”
The Trojans fired
14 shots on goal during the contest, while Chesterton keeper Charlie Eaton
was forced to make just three saves.
“Jack (Eaton) and
Jordan (Carlson) do a good job of keeping us organized in the back,” Sabedra
said. “The main thing is to always have an extra guy in the back to keep
CHS returns to the
field on Saturday when they travel to South Bend to take on St. Joe. The JV
game is scheduled for a 10 a.m. start.
Chesterton -- Seth
Conway 1 goal, 1 assist; Jack Eaton 1 goal; Nick Biel 1 goal; Zach Bowser 1
goal; Nathan Arthur 1 assist; Jordan Carlson 1 assist; Charlie Eaton 3
Valparaiso -- Jubal
Harmon 10 saves.
4-0 (2-0 DAC).
junior varsity picked up a 2-1 victory over Valparaiso on Wednesday night.
The Trojans got
goals from William Osafo and Liam Grimes, while Tommy Oros handed out two
Quintin Krygier had
two saves in the win.