High School Sports

Hilmar boys soccer beats Escalon the road

Hilmar High school’s soccer coach Louie Bettencourt (right) talks to his team during a timeout in a match against Escalon High Thursday January 10, 2019 in Escalon, Calif.
Hilmar High school’s soccer coach Louie Bettencourt (right) talks to his team during a timeout in a match against Escalon High Thursday January 10, 2019 in Escalon, Calif. jlee@modbee.com

For the second year in a row, Hilmar boys soccer went on the road and beat Escalon as the Yellowjackets (7-4-1, 3-0) defeated the Cougars (9-4-1, 3-2) 2-1 in a Trans-Valley League matchup on Thursday. Senior Bryan Millan and junior Fernando Castaneda each had a goal for the Yellowjackets, who have outscored opponents 20-6 in TVL play. Hilmar next faces Livingston (12-1-2, 4-0) on Jan. 16.

Julian A. Lopez has been covering local sports for The Modesto Bee since August 2018. He graduated from Arizona State in 2016 with a BA in Journalism.

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