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CHS booters extend streak
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The Ceres High varsity boys soccer team extended its unbeaten streak on Thursday in Lodi. The Bulldogs beat Tokay 4-2 and improved to 3-0-2 overall.

"They're determined and focused this year," said Ceres coach Ryan Cerny. "They know how good they can be."

Ricardo Castellanos tallied a game-high two goals, and Marques Castrejon and Luis Chavez both scored once for the Bulldogs, who trailed 2-0 at the break.

"We were dominating the first half," Cerny said. "We just couldn't capitalize."

That changed after intermission thanks in large part to the play of A.J. Salgado and Edgardo Yepez. Salgado, a speedy forward, bolstered Ceres defense.

"Their offense fell apart once I put A.J. back there," Cerny said. "He volunteered for it."

Added Salgado: "If I didn't drop back, we probably would have lost. I did it for the team."

Yepez replaced Ricardo Cetina in goal. The sophomore posted a shutout.

"He did a great job," Cerny said.

Castrejon opened the scoring in the second half. He scored off a rebound following a save by Tokay goalie Jordan Lawley in the 45th minute.

Castellanos scored the next two goals in the span of 13 minutes.

His first goal evened the score at 2-all in the 57th minute. Castellanos controlled Jesse Tang's pass with his chest and blasted a shot into the back of the net.

"It was a beautiful play," Cerny said.

Castellanos put the Bulldogs ahead 3-2 in the 69th minute. He converted a penalty kick after drawing a foul in the box.

Chavez sealed the game in the 71st minute. He collected Salgado's through-ball down the left side of the field and fired a 10-yard shot past Tokay's goalie. - By DALE BUTLER / Staff reporter of the Ceres (Calif.) Courier