The Chesterton boys
soccer team’s defense of its state championship ended Saturday in a 2-0 loss
to Northridge at the IHSAA Penn Regional.
were very high,” Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra said. “We know we were going
to get everyone’s best game. The best teams lose in soccer. If you look at
the best teams in the world, they have a 60% winning percentage.”
For the Trojans,
who were ranked No. 3 in the State, it was their first loss in two years (42
“The fact that we
haven’t lost a game in two years until now, it’s just not normal,” Sabedra
said. ‘We can’t just assume we are going to win every single game. We wanted
to win this one, and we needed to win this one, but it just didn’t happen.
We were not the best team at this moment.”
Northridge too an
early lead on a penalty kick 9:25 into the first half. With less than two
minutes to play in the half, they added a second goal.
“We had our
opportunities and shots on goal,” Sabedra said. “They really bunkered in and
had four guys just glued to the back. We still had chances, they just didn’t
happen for us today. That’s soccer.”
the season 17-1-2 overall.