Ceres High’s varsity girls soccer team remained undefeated on the season after coasting to a 5-1 win over host Johansen last Thursday at Dan Gonsalves Stadium.
“We dominated ball possession the whole game,” new head coach Danny Barragan said. “We created a lot of scoring plays.”
The Bulldogs improved to 8-0-0 overall and 4-0-0 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.
“I knew we were going to have a good team,” Barragan said. “They’re really good at listening. The dedication is there. They want to win. A lot of them play club ball and know what to do.”
Ceres High had four different players score against Johansen.
Miranda Larranaga tallied two goals.
Kalyani Hermosillo collected one goal and two assists.
Freshman Kristina Corbin chipped in with one goal and one assist.
Jackie Ruiz added one goal.
The Bulldogs led 2-0 at intermission.
Ceres High outscored Johansen 3-1 during the second half.
“There’s no point in wasting energy playing kick ball,” Barragan said. “I like to move the ball around. That can frustrate your opponents. We attack as a team.”
Slowed by injuries a year ago, Bulldog players have dedicated time to weight training this fall in an effort to improve their strength.
“We’re going once, sometimes twice a week,” Barragan said.
Ceres High will play host to Mountain House today at CUSD Stadium.
The conference game will begin at 5:30 p.m.
“We have to stay humble and keep working hard,” Barragan said. “There’s definitely room for improvement.”