name will long be remembered.
The Trojan junior
headed home a corner kick from senior Bailey Arthur with 27.4 seconds left
in double overtime against Zionsville to secure CHS’ first boys soccer state
title on Saturday.
“In practice, we
work on corners all the time,” Capehart said. “My job is to make a run at
the near post. I knew Bailey (Arthur) would get the ball there. It was just
whether or not I would make the run. I made the run, the ball was perfect
and I just converted. It’s surreal.”
Chesterton forced a
late corner kick as Arthur played the ball off a defender and then drifted
to the corner to restart play.
“How many times
have we been in this situation, the second half of overtime?” Chesterton
head coach Lucas Sabedra said. “The clock does not define how we’re going to
end the game. If anything, it motivates the boys. It’s their will. All you
have is that last 30 seconds, so they have nothing to lose.”
dented the scoreboard, but sophomore goalkeeper Charlie Eaton kept the game
Eaton recorded six
saves in the victory, including two point-blank shots. The first came in the
48th minute when Evan Miller’s drive was deflected away and the second with
just under 7:00 to play.
Seamands tried to beat Eaton to the near post, but a diving save kept things
“Charlie was our
MVP of that game,” Sabedra said. “He had three giant saves that really could
earn him a full-ride scholarship tonight. He played absolutely brilliant.
He’s so athletic. He’s only 6-feet tall and to cover the entire span of the
goal like that, he’s such an athlete, and he’s so good.”
For Chesterton, it
was the fourth overtime game during the State Tournament. The Trojans beat
Crown Point in overtime in the Sectional semis and Penn in overtime in the
Regional semis. A penalty kick shootout win over FW Carroll sent them to the
“We’ve grinded out
a lot of close, overtime games during the tournament,” Capehart said. “It’s
kind of our motto -- we don’t stop fighting. The game’s never over.”