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CV outscores two league opponents, 22-1
Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team strung together 10 passes before unleashing a shot midway through the second half of its Western Athletic Conference clash with Central Catholic.

"They did what I asked them to do," Hawks head coach Omar Leon said. "The idea was to possess the ball and get as many touches before we scored."

Central Valley dominated early and rolled to a 12-0 victory over the Raiders on Tuesday, Oct. 2 in Ceres.

The Hawks (17-1-2, 6-0-1) won by shutout for the 10th time this season.

Omar Orozco led the way on offense with three goals.

Juan Medrano had two goals and one assist.

Diego Duran scored twice.

Juan Martinez tallied one goal and one assist

Samuel Martinez. Ozzie Ramos and Jairo Gaspar all contributed one goal.

Anthony Calvo collected one assist.

Central Valley goalie David Saucedo made two saves.

He also converted a penalty kick early in the second half. David blasted a left-footed shot into the lower-right corner of the goal.

"Everybody practices PKs, even the goalkeepers," Leon said. "He was next on the list to take it."

Added Saucedo: "I asked for it."

Hawks 10, Tigers 1

Host Central Valley routed winless Los Banos (0-7) on Thursday.

Seven different players scored for the Hawks,

Orozco had three goals.

Duran scored twice.

Juan Martinez chipped in with one goal and three assists.

Ramos tallied one goal and two assists.

Medrano, Calvo and Jaime Lua finished with one goal and one assist each.

Kevin Webb dished out one assist.

Saucedo had three saves.

Bulldogs edge Raiders

Central Catholic always plays Ceres High tough in varsity boys soccer.

The Bulldogs avoided a major upset with a 1-0 victory over the Raiders on Thursday in Modesto.

Ceres High edged Central Catholic by the same score at Bulldog Stadium earlier this season.

"You can't underestimate any team in this league," Bulldogs head coach Javier Mercado said.

Third-place Ceres High improved to 5-2 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The sixth-place Raiders dropped to 1-6 in league play.

Bulldog midfielder Gustavo Villalon scored on a 40-yard free kick in the 10th minute.

Goalkeeper Abel Reyes made four saves.

Central Catholic challenged Ceres High for 80 minutes.

"They were ready for us," Mercado said. "They played physical. They were getting our players frustrated."

The Bulldogs will play at Pacheco this Thursday.