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CHS girls soccer team beats Lake Central 3-2

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The Chesterton girls soccer team handed Lake Central its first Duneland Athletic Conference loss of the season with a 3-2 road victory on Tuesday night.

“We played a good game against a really good opponent,” Chesterton coach Ben Forgey said. “It was a fun game and we came out with the win.”

The Trojans got on the board quickly when Ashlee Bakaitis crossed a ball to teammate Addy Joiner for a 1-0 lead just three minutes into the game.

“That’s as good a goal as you are going to see,” Forgey said.

Joiner’s second goal of the night came at the 25:24 mark for a 2-0 lead.

“Addy’s second goal is something she’s been working on,” Forgey said. “She just loves the game and works really hard. The technique she used, it came straight from working repeatedly on it in practice.”

The Indians tied the game in the second half with a pair of penalty kicks, but the Trojans responded with just under 14 minutes to play.

Olivia Hansen scored inside the near post from 25 yards out to set the final score.

“After the two penalty kicks evened the match, we needed to go get the lead again,” Forgey said. “This team could have gone negative, but this group is full of winners. They were determined and sure enough, when we needed it most, the heart and soul of our team Olivia Hansen steps up and scores the goal.”

Goalkeeper Marney Sisson added 13 saves in the win.

“Our defense had done a great job,” Forgey said. “LC did their best to play balls in behind and put us under pressure. I really can’t say enough about how well our defense has been playing.”

Chesterton returns to the field on Thursday when they host Kankakee Valley with the JV game starting a 5 p.m.

Chesterton 3, Lake Central 2


Chesterton -- Addy Joiner 2 goals; Olivia Hansen 1 goal, 1 assist; Ashlee Bakaitis 1 assist; Molly Slatcoff 1 assist; Marney Sisson 13 saves.

Lake Central -- Stephanie Dijak 2 goals; Tatum Damron 6 saves.

Records: Chesterton 8-3 (4-1 DAC); Lake Central 8-2-1 (4-1 DAC).




Posted 9/12/2018




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