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Ceres High booters misfire again
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The Ceres High varsity boys soccer team failed to capitalize on numerous scoring opportunities during Friday's league showdown with visiting Modesto High. The Bulldogs had 16 shots on goal in a 3-2 loss to the Panthers at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

“We're having a lot of trouble finding the net,” said Ceres coach Ryan Cerny. “That's the story of our season.”

With the loss, the Bulldogs remained in fourth place in the Modesto Metro Conference standings at 5-6. The top two teams in league will participate in the playoffs next month. Cerny knows the odds are heavily stacked against Ceres High.

“We started the season off great and blew it at the end,” he said. “It's very frustrating. I know a lot of the guys are feeling it too.”

Jose Cuevas and Ricardo Castellanos both scored once for the Bulldogs. Goalie Edgardo Yepez had seven saves.

“We dominated,” Cerny said. “We had way more shots. We should have put the game away.”

Ceres fired several shots off the post.

“We couldn't get a lucky bounce in the match,” Cerny said. “It's like we're cursed.”

Tied at 1-all, the opportunistic Panthers outscored the Bulldogs 2-1 after intermission.

“We broke down, defensively, in the second half,” Cerny said.

Dawgs end streak

The Bulldogs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 1-0 victory against Beyer on Wednesday in Modesto.

Rosalio Antonio accounted for Ceres' lone goal. A.J. Salgado assisted. Yepez made eight saves. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier