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Dawgs victorious in soccer
Ceres High School's revamped varsity boys soccer squad beat East Union and Hilmar by identical scores of 3-2 in non-conference play at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park this past week.

The Bulldogs improved to 4-2-1 on the season. Ceres High returns just two starters from last year.

"We have a young team but they really understand what I'm trying to teach them," Bulldogs head coach Koeurn Phe said. "They have a high soccer IQ. They know how to play as a team."

Ceres High overcame a 2-0 halftime deficit against East Union.

"It wasn't easy," Phe said.

The Bulldogs used a 3-5-2 formation after intermission.

Humberto Luna played midfielder. He started at sweeper in the opening half.

"It was a risky move but it paid off," Phe said. "He won possessions and distributed the ball well."

Luna dished out one assist.

Alexis Galindo, Cristian Cabrales and Eberardo Aceves all scored once.

"We played with a never-give-up attitude," Phe said.

Galindo tallied two goals and Robert Hernandez added one in Ceres High's win over the Yellowjackets.

The Bulldogs scored first, broke a 1-1 tie, then escaped with a narrow victory.

"We allowed Hilmar to stick around in the game," Phe said. "We didn't finish up top. It could have easily been 7-1 or 7-2."


Ceres High School's varsity volleyball team outlasted Orestimba 18-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-18, 15-7 in non-conference play Thursday night at Phil de la Porte Gymnasium.

"My players condition every single practice," Bulldogs head coach Stephanie Hamilton said. "That benefits us."

Sofia Luna led Ceres High with 18 digs, 10 kills, five aces, three blocks and two assists.

Bulldog teammates Laura Story, Diana Salgado and Kassondra Jordan also contributed.

Story had 13 digs, nine assists, three aces, two kills and one block.

Jordan tallied nine digs, seven kills, three aces and one block.

Diana Salgado totaled 12 digs, six kills and three aces.

The contest lasted 90 minutes.

Ceres High battled back from a two-games-to-none deficit.

The Bulldogs collected 74 digs.

"We played some really good defense," Hamilton said. "Our hits were on. We talked a lot more. The most important thing is we got our serves in."

Ceres High lost 25-5, 25-7, 25-11 to visiting Gregori on Tuesday, Sept. 6.

Jordan had seven digs, two blocks and one ace.

Story had six digs, one block and one kill.

Luna had seven digs and one block.

Arianna Mata had six digs

Dia Borden had three assists.