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CHS soccer drops pair of conference games
Central Valley shuts down LB
Brandon Garcia and Ceres Highs varsity boys soccer team lost to Livingston and Pacheco last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High School's varsity boys soccer squad suffered back-to-back losses in Western Athletic Conference play last week.

"There's talent on this team," Bulldogs head coach Miguel Saldate said. "We just need to figure out how to use it."

Livingston built a two-goal lead and held on for a 3-2 victory over Ceres High on Wednesday at Bulldog Stadium.

"We could have done better today," Saldate said."We weren't playing our game. We made some mistakes."

Enrique Maldonado and Adrian Espinoza both scored one goal for the Bulldogs.

Osvaldo Padilla had one assist.

Martin Reyes made seven saves.

Ceres High faced a 2-1 deficit at halftime.

Pacheco shut out host Ceres High 3-0 on Oct. 5.
Reyes totaled 12 saves.

The Bulldogs failed to score despite taking 11 shots.

"Pacheco has a great team," Saldate said. "I think they're better than Livingston and Patterson."

The Bulldogs (2-5-0, six points) dropped into a three-way tie for fourth place in the WAC with El Capitan (2-5-0, six points) and Central Valley (2-4-0, six points)
The top four teams in the WAC will participate in the playoffs in November.

Hawks blank Tigers
Central Valley's varsity boys soccer team won, 3-0, at Los Banos on Oct. 5.

Angel Aguilar, David Montanez and Jonathan Garcia accounted for the Hawks' goals.

Central Valley improved to 6-10-2 on the year and 2-4-0 in the WAC.