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CV remains in hunt for third straight WAC title
JV Hawks topple Bulldogs, Tigers in conference play
Jesus Gudino collected one goal and one assist in Central Valleys 6-1 rout of crosstown-rival Ceres High last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's junior-varsity boys soccer team had plenty of motivation heading into last week's crosstown showdown with Ceres High.

The Hawks had their 19-game unbeaten streak snapped on Sept. 24 as they lost 4-0 to first-place Livingston.

Central Valley throttled the visiting Bulldogs 6-1 on Sept. 29.

"We just came off our first league loss in two-and-a-half years," Hawks head coach Rafael Fernandez said. "We didn't want to lose back-to-back games."

Michael Vazquez had one goal and two assists for defending WAC-champion Central Valley (4-1-0).

Jesus Gudino tallied one goal and one assist.

Carlos Alvarez, Pedro Amaya, Angel Arellano and Jonathon Garcia finished with one goal each.

"We're going to have to beat Livingston in Ceres in two weeks," said Fernandez, whose team is vying for its third straight conference crown.
The Hawks outscored the Bulldogs 4-0 in the opening half.

Vazquez tallied a goal from 30 yards out in the first minute.

Alvarez, Amaya and Gudino increased the Hawks' lead with goals in the 13th, 30th and 38th minutes, respectively.

Arellano and Garcia accounted for Central Valley's scoring in the second half.

Angel finished from 18 yards out in the 50th minute.

Jonathon tapped in Jesus' pass from close-range in the 70th minute.

"We really needed to win this game," Fernandez said. "That was our mindset. Plus, you don't want to lose to your rival."

Central Valley shut out host Patterson 3-0 on Wednesday.

Jaime Lua led the way with one goal and one assist.

Amaya and Arellano both scored once.

Christian Gonzalez accumulated six saves.

"We're not used to losing," Fernandez said. "We recovered really well."