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CHS girls soccer improves to 7-1-1 in WAC
• Bulldogs earn 3 league wins, Hawks drop pair of matches
Lilly Blevins
Goalkeeper Lilly Blevins smothers the ball while making a save in Ceres High’s 2-1 upset of Beyer in girls soccer on Jan. 18 at CUSD Stadium. - photo by Dale Butler

Ceres High’s girls soccer team won all three of its league matches last week.

The Bulldogs (8-3-1, 7-1-1) climbed to second place in the Western Athletic Conference standings after besting Los Banos, Beyer and Johansen by a combined score of 11-2.

“We’ll be going to section playoffs again,” head coach Hannah Menk said. “I believe we can win our first game as long as no one gets hurt until then.”

Ceres High earned a breakthrough win versus first-place Beyer (8-2-0, 8-1-0).

The Bulldogs edged the Patriots 2-1 on Jan. 18 at CUSD Stadium.

Beyer won the previous three meetings dating back to last winter. 

“This is the best I’ve seen them play in my three years (as head coach),” Menk said. “And the most confident. The team chemistry this year is so much better.”

“I have seven graduating seniors,” she added. “I told them this was their legacy. It was their last time playing Beyer on our home field. They wanted it more than Beyer.”

Erica Vieira and Kaylee Rodriguez both scored one goal.

Jessie Blevins collected one assist. Older sister Lilly Blevins totaled three saves at goalkeeper.

Jessie Blevins, a freshman center midfielder, marked Beyer’s best player (Ashlee Leonetti).

“Jessie was the MVP of the game,” Menk said.

Rodriguez tallied the game-winning goal.

Jessie Blevins assisted.

The Bulldogs avenged a 6-2 loss.

Ceres High shut out Johansen 4-0 on Jan. 17 at CUSD Stadium.

Natalie Corbin led the Bulldogs with one goal and one assist. 

Rodriguez, Arianna Diaz and Kristina Corbin all scored once.

Lilly Blevins made six saves.

Host Ceres High defeated host Los Banos 5-1 on Jan. 21.

Diaz tallied two goals.

Kristina Corbin chipped in with one goal and one assist.

Vieira and Bianca Camorlinga both collected one assist. 

Jessie Blevins had one assist. 

Lilly Blevins totaled 12 saves.

Hawks lose twice

Central Valley’s girls soccer team remained winless in conference play this past week after losing to Golden Valley and Patterson.

“It’s a very competitive league,” head coach Miguel Larranaga said. “Every single game is tough.”

The injury-depleted Hawks dropped to 6-7-1 overall and 0-4-0 in the Central California Conference standings following Thursday’s 2-1 loss at Golden Valley.

Central Valley was missing four players, including Isabello Gudino and Bella Carrera.

Gudino and Carrera suffered season-ending knee injuries.

“It’s tough playing shorthanded,” Larranaga said. “We’ve had no subs the last three games.”

Daniela Rodriguez accounted for the Hawks’ lone goal versus the Cougars.

Viviana Flores delivered the pass when she sent a corner kick into the box.

Emaly Fernandez and Aaliyah Jauregui both scored once during Central Valley’s 4-2 loss at Patterson on Jan. 17.

Flores assisted on both goals.

Central Valley’s playoff hopes took a major hit last week.