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CHS girls challenge three opponents at Pitman tournament
Head coach Randy Cerny focused on the positives following the Ceres High School varsity girls soccer team's 0-3 showing at Pitman's Extreme Spring tournament last week in Turlock.

"I'm pretty happy with the way the girls played," he said. "We didn't get blown out. We were very competitive each game."

The Bulldogs finished in last place in Group C.

Ceres High competed against Golden Valley, Lincoln of Stockton and Downey on rain-soaked fields at the Turlock Sports Complex.

All 20 of Cerny's players contributed during the course of the tournament.

First-year goalkeeper Jamie Beck totaled 17 saves.

Newcomer Kaylyn Castillo starred at fullback.

"We were experimenting with different lineups," Cerny said. "Everyone got to play."

The Bulldogs lost to Golden Valley and Lincoln despite scoring first.

Ceres High dropped its opener, 4-2, to Golden Valley Friday afternoon.

Fabiana Soto gave the Bulldogs a 1-0 lead when she scored off a rebound in the sixth minute. She put back Estefania Hermosillo's free kick.

Karina Manzo accounted for the Bulldogs' final goal (37th minute). Hermosillo assisted.

Beck made five saves.

Ceres High lost 3-1 to Lincoln.

Laura Barajas scored in the seventh minute.

Hermosillo delivered the pass.

Beck had seven saves.

Downey edged Ceres High 1-0 on Saturday.

Beck tallied five saves. She also impressed Modesto Junior College women's soccer coach Steve Aristotelous, who spent part of his weekend at the Extreme tournament recruiting talent for the Pirates' 2010 fall season. Jamie plans to play volleyball at Modesto JC.

"She (Beck) had a lot of fun out there," Cerny said.

Winless Ceres High didn't leave Turlock discouraged.

"They were all upbeat," Cerny said. "They know they played well. We just have some work to do on defense."