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CHS girls second in WAC soccer
Dawgs close out WAC season with 5-0 win over Panthers on Senior Day
Ceres Highs varsity girls soccer team recognized five players on Senior Day. Pictured (left to right): Kristen Rodriguez, Miranda Wilds, Angelmarie Coral, Brianna Zamora and Erika Gutierrez. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Ceres High's varsity girls soccer team locked up second place during the final week of the Western Athletic Conference campaign.

"We're satisfied with the outcome of the regular season," Bulldogs' junior sweeper Edith Larranaga said. "Everybody gave it 100 percent. That's what got us second place in league."

The Bulldogs wrapped up WAC play on Thursday with a 5-0 win over Pacheco on Senior Night at Ceres High.

Upperclassmen Angelmarie Coral, Erika Gutierrez, Kristen Rodriguez, Miranda Wilds and Brianna Zamora were recognized before the game.

"We were motivated," Larranaga said. "We wanted to make sure the seniors won their last regular-season game."

The Bulldogs improved their overall record to 11-2-4.

Ceres High collected seven wins, one loss and two ties in WAC play.

"This is the best season we've had out of my three years of playing with Ceres High," Larranaga said. "Losing just one game in league is a big thing. The coaches had a big part in our success. They were amazing. They pushed us to our limits."

Ceres High tied Livingston 1-1 on Feb. 6 at Bulldog Stadium.

The two teams battled to a 1-1 draw on Jan. 16 in Livingston.

Larranaga believes the Bulldogs should have won both games.

"They scored off penalty kicks in both games," Larranaga said.

Ceres High will make its fourth straight playoff appearance on Feb. 21.

The Bulldogs will in all likelihood compete in the Division-III bracket.

Brackets are scheduled to be released this Friday.

"It's very exciting," Larranaga said. "We're really motivated to win. We don't want the season to end."