ROCHELLE — The Lady Hubs varsity soccer team gave the Sterling Golden Warriors a different look when the two teams collided at Rochelle Township High School on Tuesday.
Injuries, illnesses and other circumstances forced head coach Chris Blevins to shift his lineup around prior to kickoff, but Rochelle hung tough after conceding two goals to the Golden Warriors in the first half, holding Sterling scoreless in a 2-0 loss.
“The girls came back and fought really hard after the loss to Princeton on Thursday,” Blevins said. “Our defense did an excellent job in the second half. Abby [Kerns] was absolutely phenomenal back there, and both Nancy [Torres] and Alyssa [Stauch] did a great job of being physical.”
Both of Sterling’s goals came within two minutes of each other (29’ and 30’), but the Lady Hubs kept the Golden Warriors away from the net for remainder of the game, with sophomore goalkeeper Holli Drew recording 12 saves, her fourth straight game with 10 or more saves.
Rochelle continued to struggle on the offensive end, however, putting just four shots on goal and being shut out for the sixth time in 11 games this season. The Lady Hubs drop to 2-6-3 with the loss, but the girls will have a shot to end their two-game skid when they play Kaneland at home on Thursday.