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CV girls place third at own tournament
Central Valley High School's varsity girls soccer team had a strong showing at its home tournament this past week at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

The Hawks collected two wins and one loss en route to a third-place finish.

"I'm not disappointed," head coach Cyndi Meshach said. "But I know they can do better."

Central Valley won one of two games on Saturday.

The Hawks lost 2-1 to second-place Patterson in the morning.

Alyssa Long tallied Central Valley's lone goal.

Cristina Dias assisted.

Alyssa Meshach made seven saves.

The Hawks shut out Livingston, 4-0, in the afternoon.

Simi Talawan and Anabel Vazquez both scored once and dished out one assist.

Long and Lizette Covarrubias contributed one goal apiece.

Meshach had five saves and one assist.

Daisy Leon added an assist.

Central Valley (2-5) opened the tournament on Friday with a 4-1 penalty-kick shootout victory over Summerville.

Meshach, Vazquez, Covarrubias and Talawan converted their attempts for the Hawks.

The contest was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation.

Talawan scored on a header off a pass from Covarrubias.

Central Valley dropped three games at the Pitman tournament the previous week.

"They've improved greatly," coach Meshach said. "They're understanding what I expect from them."

Frosh-soph tourney

The Hawks' frosh-soph girls soccer team took third at the Central Valley Spring Bash.

CV compiled a 2-1 record.

The Hawks defeated Summerville 5-0 on Friday at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

Paola Leon, Crystal Guzman, Kayla Meshach, Jasmine Martinez and Dayelle Cueto netted goals.

Central Valley fell 2-1 to eventual-champion Patterson Saturday morning.

Leon scored for the Hawks.

Alex Covarrubias totaled six saves.

Central Valley edged Livingston 2-1 Saturday afternoon.

Martinez and Catrina Castillo led the way on offense.

Covarrubias had four saves.