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Hilmar and Escalon girls soccer draw after regulation
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Hilmar varsity girls soccer snapped a six-game win streak on Monday after tying Escalon High in a 0-0 final.

“It was just one of those days… plenty of good opportunities, it just didn’t happen,” said Hilmar head coach Doug Delay.

Hilmar heaved a total of eight corner kicks for the game. Escalon had none.

Hilmar was also called for five fouls to Escalon's four.

In total, Hilmar took 12 shots while goalkeeper Mikayla Schmidt finished with one save.

Juliann Machado attempted four shots on goal while Korey Pettigrew and Emily Vieira added a pair of shots on goal.

“It happens though. That’s the beautiful part about soccer, generally speaking, not always does the better team win,” said Delay. “We played pretty well for the most part. We just have to continue to work hard in training and see where it all shakes out.”

Hilmar still remains perfect in the Trans-Valley League after the draw with a 3-0-1 record.

The team also picks up its third draw of the year and go to 9-3-3 overall.

Hilmar’s next game will be on the road at Riverbank at 5:30 p.m. today. 


Yellowjackets win-streak snapped after Cougars control second half

The Hilmar boys soccer team fell to Escalon, 4-1, on Monday night in a road Trans-Valley League contest.

Hilmar was coming into the game having won back-to-back games for just the second time this season and went up early in the first half.

Unfortunately, the 1-0 lead didn’t last long for the ‘Jackets.

Escalon came out in the second half and scored four unanswered goals to remain perfect in the TVL at 6-0. Hilmar is 3-2 in the TVL and 6-9-1 overall.

Hilmar has now lost to Escalon in back-to-back games, dating back to last season. The last time Hilmar defeated Escalon was on Oct. 6, 2015, in a 6-2 win.