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CV boys extend their unbeaten streak to 13 games
Central Valley High School's undefeated varsity boys soccer team continued its dominance this past week.

The Hawks improved to 12-0-1 overall and remained in second place in the Western Athletic Conference (4-0-1) after posting back-to-back shutouts. Defending WAC champion Central Valley lost in the Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV finals in 2010 and 2009.

"The only way to improve on what we've done the last couple of years is to win it all," Hawks head coach Omar Leon said. "Otherwise, it's just going to be another good season."

Central Valley posted a 6-0 win over host Los Banos on Wednesday.

Daniel Ochoa tallied three goals and one assist.

Jonathan Ramos collected one goal and one assist.

Adriel Castellanos and Juan Castellanos both scored once.

Andres Cazares made five saves.

Los Banos goalkeeper Andrew Bernal had a busy day while playing goalie for winless Los Banos (0-5-1, 0-4-0). He totaled 15 saves.

"We dominated the game," Leon said. "We created a lot of scoring opportunities."

Host Central Catholic challenged Central Valley for a half before suffering a 4-0 loss on Monday, Sept. 26.

The Hawks and Raiders (2-3-0) battled to a scoreless tie in the opening 40 minutes.

"I was concerned," Leon said. "I have a lot of respect for that team. They were competitive throughout the whole game. They didn't quit."

Ochoa scored twice.

Omar Orozco contributed one goal and one assist.

Benjamin Magana had one goal.

Ozzie Ramos and Diego Duran chipped in with one assist apiece.

Cazares had three saves, 15 less than Central Catholic goalkeeper Bryan Conor.

The Hawks have risen to No. 7 in the state MaxPreps Freeman Rankings thanks to their talent and depth.

"We need to take every game seriously, regardless of who we're playing," Leon said.

Just two points separated the Hawks and first-place Ceres High Bulldogs in the WAC standings as of Sunday.