The quick attack
The No. 2 ranked
Chesterton boys soccer team scored just 2:29 into the game and beat No. 7
Lake Central 2-1 in a pivotal Duneland Athletic Conference match on
“We put a lot of
emphasis on the fast start,” Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra said. “It opens
up the field for us and allows us to play our game.”
Zack Bowser did it
again as he drew a penalty in the box and connected on a penalty kick for a
“Zack and the
forwards have a pretty good mindset to go to goal,” Sabedra said. “They’re
hyped up from the get-go. That’s his killer instinct.
“If he didn’t get
clobbered in the box, he was one-on-one with the goalie and I’d take those
chances all the time.”
The lead grew to
2-0 with just over 16:00 left in the first half when Bowser took a short
corner kick, beat a defender and found Joey Stark on the back post.
“It’s easy to mess
up your mentality when you are ahead in a tough game,” Sabedra said. “You
kind of go into a defensive shell and I thought we did that in the second
Lake Central scored
its only goal of the night with :59.6 left in the half on a penalty kick by
Rob MacNeill. It’s the first goal the Trojans have given up at home this
recorded five saves in the victory.
“Charlie is a freak
athlete,” Sabedra said. “He’s been great. Charlie’s only a sophomore, but
he’s so vocal back there. He’s wise beyond his years.”
The Trojans moved
one step closer to their first DAC title since 2015.
“Our first goal is
to win the DAC and this was a game we knew from the beginning of the season
was going to be our No. 1 challenge,” Sabedra said. “We were focused on this
game and now we have to look forward to the rest of our DAC games.
“We have to keep
our ego in check and not take anyone lightly.”
to the field on Saturday when they head south to play Lafayette Harrison.
The JV game is set for 10 a.m.
Chesterton 2, Lake
Chesterton -- Zack
Bowser 1 goal, 1 assist; Joey Stark 1 goal; Charlie Eaton 5 saves.
Lake Central -- Rob
MacNeill 1 goal; Marcus Orciuch 7 saves.
10-0-1 (5-0 DAC); Lake Central 6-4-1 (3-1 DAC).
Chesterton 2, Lake
junior varsity picked up a 2-1 win over Lake Central on Wednesday.
Scoring goals for
the Trojans were David Manojlovic and Ethan Schlyer, while Chris Tsampis had
Quintin Krygier had
one save in the win.