New head coach Danny Barragan has pushed all the right buttons while guiding Ceres High’s girls soccer team to a perfect record through its first 10 games this winter.
Barragan led Ceres High’s boys soccer team to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-III championship and a program-best 20-2-4 overall record last season.
“We have a really good coach,” senior Miranda Larranaga said. “He encourages us and tells us to stay humble. Our practices are strict. We’re not messing around.”
First-place Ceres High improved to 10-0-0 on the year and 6-0-0 in the Western Athletic Conference standings after topping host Los Banos 9-0 on Jan. 15.
“I’m not surprised,” Larranaga said while talking about the Bulldogs’ run of success. “There’s a lot of talent on the team. The chemistry is very good. We all get along. We’re friends. When there’s a bond, it creates a better team and play of soccer.”
Jackie Ruiz tallied four goals against Los Banos.
Kalyani Hermosillo had two goals and one assist.
Jennifer Duran had two goals.
Daisy Duran had one goal.
Aaliyah Ruiz had three assists.
Kristina Corbin and Natalie Cabrales each had one assist.
Siriana Gudino made one save at goalkeeper.
Ceres High defeated Mountain House 10-1 on Jan. 13 at CUSD Stadium.
Jackie Ruiz had five goals and one assist.
Corbin had three goals and one assist.
Larranaga and Cabrales both had one goal and one assist.
Gudino collected three saves.
Ceres High will play host to Grace Davis today at 5:30 p.m.
The Bulldogs are vying for their sixth straight playoff berth and second league title in program history this winter.
“If we continue to practice and play hard, we’ll continue to do well,” Larranaga said. “It would be amazing to win the (WAC) title this year.”