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Trojan girls fall in penalty kicks in soccer sectional finals

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“It’s cruel.”

Chesterton girls soccer coach Ben Forgey summed up Saturday’s Penalty Kick loss to Valparaiso in the IHSAA Hobart Sectional Finals very succinctly.

The Trojans fell 5-4 in sudden death penalty kicks after the game ended in a 0-0 tie through double overtime.

“That’s not the way you want a game to end,” Forgey said. “I wish we would have done more in regulation to keep it from getting to that point.

“Unfortunately, that’s the way the game is.”

The Trojans peppered Valparaiso goalie Sydney Vorrier eight times and had numerous ‘just missed’ opportunities in the game.

“We’re dangerous, but we didn’t convert,” Forgey said. “We had plenty of chances. I have 100 percent confidence that these girls gave everything they had tonight. Sometimes, it just doesn’t work out.”

Chesterton goalkeeper Carley Balas recorded 10 saves on the night.

“I think Carley is the best goalie in the area,” Forgey said. “She did her part tonight, even though I know she won’t feel that way.”

The Trojans will graduate eight seniors off the roster that finished tied for the Duneland Athletic Conference regular season title.

“Our seniors were so invested in this season and this team,” Forgey said. “They helped the younger kids get better and realize the culture we are building here. What a great group.”

Valparaiso 0, Chesterton 0

(Valpo wins 5-4 on Penalty Kicks)


Chesterton -- Carley Balas 10 saves.

Valparaiso -- Sydney Vorrier 8 saves.

Record: Chesterton 13-4-1.



Posted 10/14/2019




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