The No. 2
Chesterton boys soccer team remained unbeaten on the season, but played No.
16 Hammond Morton to a 2-2 tie on Monday night.
“We allowed a goal
in the first few minutes from unorganized defense and a lack of
communication. It was an amazing goal combined with some lousy organization
in the back,” Chesterton coach Lucas Sabedra said.
possessed the ball for most of the first half, but couldn’t find the
equalizer before halftime. The Governors pushed the lead to 2-0 in the
second half before Chesterton mounted its comeback.
“We did a great job
of moving the ball around and into their defensive third, but that doesn’t
put a goal in the back of the net,” Sabedra said. “We have to work on
getting numbers involved and creating more chances.”
Seth Conway cut the
lead in half on a crossed ball into the box from Joey Stark.
The scored remained
2-1 until 40 seconds left when a ball was launched into the box in front of
the Hammond Morton goal and a hand ball resulted in a penalty kick.
On his 16th
birthday, Nick Biel buried the chance to knot the score at 2-2.
“Nick has so much
composure and maturity for only being a sophomore,” Sabedra said. “We
wouldn’t be the same team without him.”
The Trojans return
to action on Wednesday when they travel to Portage. The JV game is set for a
5 p.m. start.