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CV boys soccer team wins Pitman title
A first-place trophy and 21 individual medals will be delivered to Central Valley High School this week.

The Hawks' varsity boys soccer team will be rewarded for its dominant showing at the Pitman tournament.

Central Valley compiled a 4-0 record at the 16-team event, staged at the Turlock Sports Complex last Friday and Saturday.

"We had really good performances," Hawks head coach Omar Leon said. "It's preparation for league. That's what counts."

Central Valley shut out Western Athletic Conference-rival Patterson 3-0 in the finals Saturday afternoon.

"That's the best we've played throughout the tournament," Leon said. "We should have a pretty good team by the time league starts."

Daniel Ochoa scored twice in the championship game. He just returned home from the Chivas USA Youth Soccer Academy. "It's sad that he (Daniel) didn't make it," Leon said. "But we're happy he's back. He'll get other opportunities because of his talent and commitment."

Daniel Hernandez had one goal against the Tigers.

Juan Martinez and Carlos Godoy both collected one assist.

Central Valley won all three of its games in Group B.

The Hawks edged the Atwater Falcons 2-1 Saturday morning.

Ozzie Ramos and Omar Orozco accounted for Central Valley's scoring.

Central Valley opened the tournament on Friday with a 2-0 win over Edison.

Ochoa led the Hawks with two goals.

Ramos and Diego Duran assisted.

Daniel tallied one goal and one assist in Central Valley's 3-0 rout of Downey.

Emmanuel Morales chipped in with one goal.

Jonathan Ramos contributed one assist.

Central Valley posted a perfect record during its first-ever appearance at the Pitman tourney.

The Hawks managed to place first despite competing with a revamped lineup. Central Valley lost multiple starters to graduation, including standouts Gerardo Cazares, Jose Ramirez and Larry Hernandez.

"Half of the team is new," Leon said. "We have a lot of room for improvement."

Ceres High compiled a 1-2-1 record at the Pitman tournament. The Bulldogs lost 2-1 to Merced in the consolation finals.

The JV Hawks placed second. Turlock defeated Central Valley on penalty kicks in the title game.