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Ceres High soccer earns split in league
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The Ceres High varsity boys soccer team routed Weston Ranch 9-1 in Valley Oak League play on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

"From a coach's perspective, those are the games you love because everyone has fun and gets to play," assistant coach Randy Cerny said.

David Estrada accumulated four goals and two assists for the Bulldogs (2-5-1 overall, 1-3 VOL). Luis Martinez had three goals and one assist. Homar Sanchez added two goals. Fernando Garduno, Jose Meza, Sammy Oliveros and Nicklas Hansen all contributed one assist. Goalkeeper Kyle Cerny tallied four saves.

Jordan Gomez scored for the Cougars (0-4). Hino Rojas assisted. Antonio Martinez tallied eight saves.

Ceres took control by outscoring Weston Ranch 5-1 in the first half. Estrada found the back of the net three times in the opening 25 minutes.

"We handled them pretty easily," assistant coach Cerny said.

Oakdale 3, Ceres 1

Martinez scored from 25 yards out in the second half of the Bulldogs' loss to the host Mustangs (9-5-4, 2-1-1). Estrada delivered the pass.

Ceres allowed two goals in the first 15 minutes.

"We had a couple mental breakdowns on defense," assistant coach Cerny said.

Guillermo Arellano, Jose Mosqueda and Jose Felix Ramirez led Oakdale with one goal apiece. Carlos Arauza, Robert Gilbert and Miguel Rodriguez dished out assists. Michael Glaeser made five saves at goalkeeper.