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Central Valley girls chasing perfection in wrestling
Hawks improve to 2-0 in WAC
Central Valley 137-pound grappler Carla Martinez defeated Pachecos Fatima Ramirez by third-round pin this past week in Ceres. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity girls wrestling program moved to 2-0 in the Western Athletic Conference dual-meet standings with a 42-34 win over Pacheco on Jan. 16 in Ceres.

The Panthers dropped to 1-2.

"A big part of our success is being able to fill a lineup out," coach Rob Beckhart said. "On top of that, the girls work hard. They're dedicated. They're learning and getting better. They want to be taken serious."

Central Valley totaled 30 points on five forfeits versus Pacheco.

Vanessa Contreras, Emily Mendoza, Esther Esceverri, Brianna Quiroz and Alexis Ramirez won by forfeit at 101, 126, 143, 150 and 160 pounds, respectively.

Hawk Aryanna Jimenez won by pin (2:19) against Panther Alicia Anaya at 116 pounds.

Carla Martinez won by pin (5:42) against Fatima Ramirez at 137 pounds.

Julia Avila lost by major decision (12-4) to Yasmin Garcia at 111 pounds.

Ellena Markham lost by pin (5:55) to Brianndi Snoe at 121 pounds.

Nayeli Pelayo lost by pin (5:05) to Tagivale Vaibale at 235 pounds.

Natalia Torres lost by pin (1:10) to Yarelli Botello at 170 pounds.

Pacheco's Alice Toki (189s) and Genesis Oseguera (131s) were both awarded forfeit victories.

There was a double forfeit at 106 pounds.

"We expected Pacheco to have a full lineup," Beckhart said. "We had forfeits, too."

The Hawks will battle Patterson and Livingston this week.

Competing with a full lineup for the first time in program history, Central Valley is striving to post a perfect 5-0 record against WAC opponents this winter.

"We know it's not going to be easy," Beckhart said. "Livingston is undefeated. Everybody is competitive."