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Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team is closing in on its fourth straight conference title and fifth consecutive playoff berth.

The 2010 Sac-Joaquin Section Division IV runner-up Hawks remained undefeated after topping Patterson 3-1 on Oct. 10 and Livingston 3-2 on Oct. 5.

Central Valley improved to 15-0-1 overall and 7-0-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

"We're having a good season because of the commitment that everyone has," Hawks head coach Omar Leon said. "We've been taking every team seriously. We prepare well for every game. We need to keep working hard."

Daniel Ochoa scored twice in Central Valley's win at Patterson. The Hawks edged the Tigers 3-2 earlier this year.

Omar Orozco had one goal during the second meeting.

Jonathan Ramos assisted once.

Goalkeeper Andres Cazares made 10 saves.

Ochoa tallied one goal and one assist versus host Livingston. Orozco and Anthony Calvo both collected one goal. Juan Martinez had one assist. Cazares tallied eight saves.

The Hawks continued their regular-season dominance. Central Valley's 33-game unbeaten streak dates back all the way to Nov. 2009.

The Hawks have accumulated 15 wins, no losses and four ties during their last 19 league meetings.

Livingston almost knocked off Central Valley on Sept. 12 in Ceres. The Hawks battled back from two-goal deficits twice and salvaged a 4-4 tie with the Wolves during their WAC opener. "We realized getting overconfident wasn't a good thing," Leon said. "It was a learning experience."

Ochoa, a fourth-year varsity standout, has been a model of consistency. Daniel totaled 32 goals through Central Valley's first 16 games.

"He's the ideal player that every team would like to have," Leon said.

Central Valley's remaining league opponents are Pacheco, Los Banos, Central Catholic and Ceres High.

The crosstown result could determine the WAC champion.