girls soccer team set up the game they were looking for.
The Trojans opened
IHSAA Sectional play with a 4-0 victory over Portage on Tuesday night,
setting up a date with the Valparaiso Vikings on Thursday.
“Portage did their
best to frustrate us. But as a team we did a good enough job to get
through,” Chesterton coach Ben Forgey said. “It sets up what will be a very
good game on Thursday. Neither us, nor Valpo, have lost since we met very
early this season. Both teams are confident and are playing well.
“I know the girls
can't wait to play it. It should be fun.”
opened the Trojan scoring 25 minutes into the contest for a 1-0 lead.
loves to attack from left back,” Forgey said. “Tonight, that ability paid
off again with her goal from distance. It was exactly what we needed.”
The lead grew to
2-0 when Ashlee Bakaitis scored just before halftime.
resulted in an Ashlee Bakaitis goal a few minutes before halftime,” Forgey
said. “That was an important goal as it created a little more breathing
The Trojans set the
final score in the second half with goals from Grace O’Dell and another from
“Tonight’s game was
tough,” Forgey said. “We talked a bit at halftime and came out with the
proper plan and attitude. We were in charge the entire time.”
Marney Sisson (2
saves) and Carley Balas combined in goal for the shutout.