Warriors Pick Up First League Win over Highclimbers


In maybe its most complete performance to date this season, the Rochester boys soccer team finally found the back of the net, and in a flurry, beating Shelton at home, 4-0, to pick up its first league win of the new year. 

“It’s a weight lifted off our shoulders, for sure,” Warriors coach Matt Ashton said. “But we have to take it one game at a time now and get focused for the rest of our games.”

Erik Vasquez-Valentine going the scoring started in the 11th minute on a penalty kick, and the Warriors only rolled from there, with Gabe Stuard scoring in the 32nd minute off an assist from Alexis Castillo-Corona, and Stewart returning the favor for Castillo-Corona later for a goal in the 58th. 

The Warriors last goal came in the 75th minute, a Ivoc Castillo goal off an assist from Castillo-Corona. 

“That part is finally coming around, we’re starting to finish our shots and get more goals,” Ashton said. 

The Warriors (2-6, 1-4 2A EvCo) will look to keep the momentum rolling against Centralia on Tuesday night.