Boys Soccer: Hubs settle for road draw against Sterling

Salazar and Casillas each score twice in 4-4 tie

STERLING — Junior Alberto Casillas and senior Diego Salazar each scored twice during the Rochelle Hub varsity soccer team's nonconference road match against Sterling on Thursday evening. While the Golden Warriors commanded a serious offensive advantage, outshooting the Hubs 40-16 and 33-10 in shots on goal, Rochelle managed a 4-4 draw to snap a two-game losing streak.

Sophomore Antonio Hueramo recorded 16 saves for the Hubs (2-4-1, 0-2 Interstate 8), while junior Fernando Diaz had two assists and Salazar contributed one assist. Sterling struck first with a goal during the fourth minute, but the Hubs found an equalizer during the 17th minute, when Diaz connected with Casillas for a goal to tie the score at 1-1.

Diaz distributed an assist to Salazar one minute later to push Rochelle ahead of the Golden Warriors, who eventually tied the score again with a goal during the 44th minute. The seesaw battle continued throughout the second half, where Casillas booted in his second goal off a pass from Salazar during the 60th minute and Sterling immediately answered with a goal to even the match at 3-3.

Salazar's unassisted score in the 62nd minute enabled Rochelle to hold a brief lead, which held until the Golden Warriors once again tied the match with a goal in the 68th minute. Salazar led the offense with eight shots and five shots on goal, while Casillas had three shots and two shots on goal. Freshman Alexis Nava had two shots and one shot on goal in the match.