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Central Valley boys secure win, draw in soccer
Patterson and Livingston both challenged Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team during the opening week of the Western Athletic Conference season.

"We've built a reputation," Hawks head coach Omar Leon said. "Everybody wants to beat us. We need to step it up a little more."

Defending WAC champion Central Valley held on for a 3-2 victory over Patterson on Wednesday in Ceres.

"It was a very intense game," Leon said.

Daniel Ochoa scored his 20th and 21st goals of the year for the Hawks, who improved to 9-0-1 overall and 1-0-1 in conference play.

Juan Hernandez contributed one goal.

Central Valley goalkeeper Andres Cazares made five saves.

Rajaee and Sajaad Delane both scored once for the Tigers, who dropped to 7-4-1 on the year and 0-1 in the WAC standings. Carlos Martinez made seven saves.

The Hawks led 3-1 at halftime. Central Valley surrendered a goal just before intermission.

"We had a perfect first half," Leon said.

The Hawks salvaged a 4-4 tie with Livingston on Monday, Sept. 12 at Central Valley.

CV battled back from 2-0 and 4-2 deficits.

"Livingston is a totally different team compared to last year," Leon said. "I think the kids underestimated them. It's a good thing for it to happen early in the season. It's motivation for them to stay focused."

Ochoa tallied three goals.

Hernandez scored once.

Jonathan Ramos collected one assist.

Samuel Martinez made 12 saves.

Adrian Pulido, Fernandez Osuna, Cesar Balderas and Jacob Maldonado all had one goal for Livingston.

The Hawks will play at Pacheco today at 4 p.m.