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Central Valley soccer dominates Weston Ranch
Central Valley's and Weston Ranch's varsity girls soccer teams battled miserable weather conditions during their Valley Oak League tilt on Tuesday, April 14 in Ceres.

The Hawks emerged with a 3-0 victory. "Moving in that wind was exhausting," Central Valley head coach Cyndi Meshach said. "The girls were freezing."

Alejandra Murillo paced sixth-place Central Valley (3-6-1) with one goal and one assist. Vicky Cajero and Cassandra Martinez both scored once. Lizette Covarrubias had one assist.

The winless Cougars dropped to 0-9 in conference play.

The Hawks led 1-0 at the break.

Cajero, Central Valley's left defender, scored from 25 yards out late in the first half. Vicky had a huge smile on her face while celebrating with several teammates. She also jumped in the air.

"It was pretty comical," Meshach said.

The Hawks outscored the Cougars 2-0 after intermission.

Martinez (sweeper) and Murillo (midfielder) accounted for Central Valley's goals.

Weston Ranch's defense faced constant pressure throughout the 80-minute contest. Hawk goalkeeper Ashley Lerma made just one save.

"We dominated the game," Meshach said.

Central Valley dominated without top scorer Anabel Vazquez (seven goals and 10 assists), who suffered a concussion during the previous week's 4-2 loss to visiting Sonora.

"Not having her hurt," Meshach said. "It would have been a higher score with her on the field."