The game was tight all throughout, but could have been worse if not for Belford and his five saves.
Jansen singled out a save midway through the first half when the senior snared a scremaing kick out of the high corner of the net.
"He had such a remarkable save ... from 25 yards out, it was a missile shot, he snagged that thing," Jansen said. "It was the best save of his career."
Teutopolis had a few chances in the second half, missing out a cross in front of the net midway through the frame. With less than two minutes to play, the Wooden Shoes had a number of chances on a loose ball in front of the net, but multiple headers couldn't find their way into the net thanks to some solid Charleston defense.
Charleston also had a few chances, but were warded off for Belford or went wide.
It was a tough loss for the Wooden Shoes, who fall to 1-1-0 after downing Taylorville 4-1 in their Monday opener. Jansen said he was more frustrated than mad, and that was because his squad in the game all along.
"We had some excellent runs," he said. "We were right there, we were doing so good, we just couldn't close the deal."
Teutopolis looks to get in the win column at the Red and Gold Invitational Friday afternoon at 4 p.m., when they take on the Mattoon Green Wave at 4 p.m. at Sister City Park.
Teutopolis 0 0 0
Charleston 0 1 1
25:30 Charleston goal, Elliott Griffin (Taylor Garrett assist), 1-0