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CV golfers stun Ceres High in WAC play
Central Valley High School's varsity girls golf team upset third-place Ceres High 171-178 on Monday, Oct. 18 at St. Stanislaus.

"It's always nice to beat your crosstown rivals," Hawks head coach Vanessa Morris said. "We treated it like a regular match. We didn't make a big deal out of it."

Said Bulldogs leader Randy Cerny: "I give Central Valley all the credit in the world. They had a great day."

Central Valley (4-8) entered the Western Athletic Conference match with just three wins.

The Hawks lost by 28 strokes, 161-189, to the Bulldogs earlier this season at River Oaks.

"Beating Ceres High is great," said Martina Bernal, Central Valley's No. 3 player. "I've had older siblings that went there. Now I can rub it in their faces."

Bernal shot a season-best 11-over-par 39 against the Bulldogs. She parred the No. 2 and 3 holes.

Martina worked on her chipping and driving at practice.

"The coaches helped me a lot," she said.

Added Morris: "She (Bernal) was finally able to put it together today. I'm happy for her."

Hawk teammate Wynter Bratenas (No. 5) also bested her previous-low score. She parred the No. 8 hole and finished with a 9-over 37.

Central Valley's Jocelyn Camarillo and Lizette Martinez shot 47 and 48, respectively.

Arleen Xayasone, Ceres High's top player, fired a 12-over-par 40.

Bulldog teammates Brittany Valadez, Robin White and Kelli Ahart posted rounds of 43, 47 and 48, respectively.

Central Valley players hugged and exchanged high fives after exacting revenge. For the second year in a row, the Hawks secured a split with the Bulldogs.

"I'm not surprised (we won)," Morris said. "I knew at some point things were going to click for them but I didn't know when. I'm very happy for my girls. I told them to remember the feeling."

The Bulldogs (7-5) underestimated the Hawks. Ceres High players arrived at St. Stanislaus and decided not to warm up before competing.

"I told the girls it was my fault," Cerny said. "I allowed them to get out there without proper preparation. They were in a big hurry to get to Powder Puff practice and the Japanese celebration night. I took the competition too lightly."