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CV boys keep perfect record intact
Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team improved to 4-0 in the Western Athletic Conference standings last week.

The Hawks overcame a sluggish start and defeated host Los Banos 6-3 on Wednesday.

Central Valley junior striker Daniel Ochoa scored twice and collected two assists.

Gerardo Cazares had two goals and one assist.

Jose Ramirez and Israel Heredia both contributed one goal.

Andres Cazarez totaled eight saves.

The Hawks battled back from a 3-1 deficit in the second half.

"Even though we were losing, players were trying to do what we've been working on," CV head coach Omar Leon said. "We created a lot of chances. They pretty much gave the game away. They were getting frustrated."

Ochoa evened the score at 3-all with a header.

Cazares tallied the go-ahead goal.

Los Banos played shorthanded during the final 10 minutes. Three players were ejected from the game after being issued red cards.

Central Valley's Hugo Contreras and Daniel Hernandez were assessed yellow cards.

"It was a very physical game," Leon said. "Our players kept their cool."

The Hawks edged Central Catholic 3-2 on Monday, Sept. 27 in Modesto.

Heredia and Ramirez both scored once for Central Valley.

Cazarez made three saves.

Lineup change benefits CHS

The Ceres High-Los Banos varsity boys soccer game came to an abrupt end last Thursday.

The Western Athletic Conference contest was stopped late in the first half when the sprinkler system at the Tigers' home field turned on.

"It's up to the two athletic directors to decide if we're going to finish the game," Bulldogs head coach Koeurn Phe said.

Ceres High held a 3-2 lead with nine minutes left in regulation.

Cesar Hurtado scored three times off assists from Ramon Corona.

The Bulldogs trailed 1-0 at intermission.

Hurtado scored the tying goal five minutes into the second half.

"We were able to move the ball," Phe said. "We were creating more opportunities."

Hurtado has totaled four goals and one assist since being moved from midfielder to forward.

"Our front line is a lot stronger now," Phe said. "His (Cesar's) speed gives us the edge. He's hard to contain."

Hurtado had one goal and one assist during Ceres High's 4-0 victory at Livingston on Wednesday.

Corona scored twice.

Manuel Villa and Cristian Galindo contributed one goal and one assist, respectively.

"It's probably the turning point of our season," Phe said.

The Bulldogs avoided dropping to 1-2 in the WAC standings.

Ceres High lost 3-0 to Patterson on Monday, Sept. 27 at Bulldog Stadium.