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Booters improve to 4-8-2 in MMC
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The Ceres High varsity girls soccer team defeated Downey 1-0 on Monday in Modesto.

"The first half was pretty even," said Ceres coach Randy Cerny. "We dominated the second half."

With the win, the Bulldogs improved to 5-11-2 overall, 4-8-2 in the Modesto Metro Conference. The Knights fell to 3-9-4 overall, 3-8-3 in the MMC standings.

Senior forward Lucero Villasenor accounted for Ceres' lone score.

Villasenor scored an unassisted goal in the 58th minute. She beat three defenders and blasted a 25-yard shot into the right side of the net.

Ceres goalie Yessenia Medina made eight saves.

"She maintained the shutout," Cerny said.

Stopper Brittany Randle, who was diagnosed with leukemia before the season started, also helped.

"She played the whole game except for the last five minutes of the first half," Cerny said.

Beyer beats Ceres

Coach Cerny expected from his team on Tuesday, May 3 at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

"For whatever reason, they didn't come out with much fire," he said.

The Bulldogs allowed three goals in the first half and fell 4-0 to the Beyer Patriots, who improved to 12-2-5 overall, 9-1-3 in the Modesto Metro Conference.

The Patriots won the season series, 3-0. They defeated the Bulldogs 2-1 in Modesto on April 14 and 4-0 in Ceres on April 11.

"They're a better team this year than in the past," said Beyer coach Stuart Kaplan.

Manon Roberts-Gowans had two goals and two assists for Beyer. Alicia Nava and Sarah Alderson both scored once.

The Bulldogs had just three shots on goal in the game.

The Patriots limited Lucero Villasenor, the third-leading scorer in the MMC, to just several touches.

"We've allowed the fewest goals in league," Kaplan said.

Ceres freshman Cynthia Gonzalez injured her left knee and was transported in an ambulance to Memorial Hospital just before halftime.

"No surgery is needed," Cerny said. "Just six weeks of rest." - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier