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Delgado's save preserves crosstown win for Ceres High varsity girls squad
Central Valley High School's varsity girls soccer team came within inches of tying the game.

Ceres High goalkeeper Dayana Delgado preserved the 1-0 win with a key save in the closing minutes of Wednesday's crosstown clash. She tipped Dayelle Cueto's potential, game-tying shot over the crossbar.

"I thought it was going in," Delgado said. "Somehow, I jumped up and punched it out with my left hand. I'm so happy."

Added Bulldogs tri-captain Anissa Torres: "I just saw her fly in the air. That was so cool."

Ceres High improved to 3-2-1 in the Western Athletic Conference.

The Hawks dropped to 1-5.

Delgado totaled seven saves.

Torres, Brittany Valadez and Angelica Slater helped shut down host Central Valley's offensive attack.

Anissa also contributed on offense.

She slotted a right-footed shot past Central Valley goalie Alex Covarrubias in the 15th minute.

Torres capitalized just minutes after switching positions. Ceres High's Gisselle Madrigal delivered the pass down the left side of the field.

"The last time I played forward was my freshman year," Anissa said.

Torres and her Bulldog teammates contained their excitement following the conclusion of the crosstown contest. There was no over-the-top celebration.

"We didn't mess around before the game," Torres said. "We took it serious. It was a relief that we won."

Added Delgado: "The communication is getting better. That's what's making us stronger. We all trust each other."