Chesterton snares first title with late winner
It took 93 and a half minutes to break through, but Chesterton converted just under the wire to claim a 1-0 victory over Zionsville in the boys Class 3-A state championship game.
The two teams put on a brilliant display of defense through 80 minutes of regulation time and 13 minutes of overtime.
In the final minute of the second OT, the Trojans were awarded a corner kick. Bailey Arthur sent the boot into the box where teammate Robbie Capehart flew in to the left side of the Zionsville net and headed the ball in. The teams were only 27.4 seconds away from a shootout.
The title marks the first for the Trojans of coach Lucas Sabedra. Chesterton (21-0-2) finished as runner-up in 2016 and 2007.
Both teams had opportunities to break through previous to that with Zionsville holding a 25-11 advantage in shots. Zionsville’s Sam Allen recorded four saves in goal, while Chesterton’s Charlie Eaton recorded six – including two incredible stops in the second half.
Coach Rob Jordan’s Eagles (17-2-3) were seeking their first title since 2009. Zionsville finished as runner-up in 2008.
Joshua Longmire of Zionsville Community High School earns C. Eugene Cato Mental Attitude Award
Joshua Longmire of Zionsville Community High School was named the winner of the C. Eugene Cato Mental Attitude Award, sponsored by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, for Boys Class 3A Soccer by members of the IHSAA Executive Committee.
The Eagles’ defender has been an ISCA All District first team, Hoosier Crossroads Conference first team, and was awarded the team leadership and defensive player award. Joshua is the Student Council President and is a proud member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society. He was on the Committee Chair for Pennies For Patients Leukemia and Lymphoma. Longmire has volunteered for a number of different organizations like the Lutheran Hills Church Youth Group and the Kiwanis Club of Boone County youth orientation and mentoring. Joshua has also been involved with Rugby throughout his High School career.
The son of Karen and Michael Longmire, Joshua plans on attending Air Force Academy to study Bio Chemistry.
The IHSAA Executive Committee, on behalf of Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, will award a scholarship for $1,000 to Zionsville Community High School in the name of Joshua Longmire. Since 1989, almost $900,000 in college scholarships has been presented to deserving high school students in Indiana.