The No. 2 ranked
Chesterton boys soccer team guaranteed themselves a share of the Duneland
Athletic Conference crown with a 2-1 win at Portage on Wednesday.
The Trojans will
travel to LaPorte next Wednesday for a chance at the outright league title.
“Portage did a
great job defensively and kept us out of the goal in the first half,”
Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra said.
The scoreless tie
was broken up by Chesterton’s Robbie Capehart who took a ball from Nick Biel,
dribbled around a player and blasted a shot off the crossbar from 25 yards
Capehart pushed the
lead to 2-0 as he found Zack Bowser on the back line. Bowser beat Portage
keeper Ethan Ables.
Portage’s lone goal
came on an own goal by the Trojans when an attempt to clear the ball bounced
off a Chesterton defender and into the goal.
“It was a
frustrating way to give up a goal, but it doesn’t change the fact that we
are at least co-champions of the DAC,” Sabedra said. “Next week we play
LaPorte with a chance to win the DAC outright.”
recorded two saves in the victory.
junior varsity improved to 12-1-1 on the year with a 3-0 victory over
Goals for the
Trojans were scored by Tommy Oros, Carlos Cano and William Osafo. David
Jugovic, Jacob Noel and Jacob Perkins all had an assist.
Quintin Krygier had
four saves in the shutout victory.