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CV boys collect two more wins
Junior Custodio Vazquez contributed on defense during the Central Valley varsity boys soccer teams 2-0 win at Turlock last Thursday. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team won 12 of 13 games during the preseason.

The Hawks had a 10-1-1 mark prior to starting Western Athletic Conference play in 2012.

"We're in the same situation as last year," Central Valley head coach Omar Leon said. "We met our first objective. We hope to finish first in league again. You have to stay focused. Otherwise, you'll have regrets at the end of the season."

The Hawks wrapped up their 2013 non-conference schedule with a pair of victories last week.

Central Valley shut out Turlock 2-0 on Thursday at Joe Debely Stadium.

Omar Orozco accounted for both of the Hawks' goals.

Anthony Calvo had one assist.

David Saucedo and Alex Vazquez made four and two saves, respectively, while splitting time at goalkeeper.

Central Valley and Turlock advanced to the Sac-Joaquin Section Division III and II title games, respectively, a season ago.

"It's by far the most-complete game we've played all year," Leon said. "It was very competitive. It could have gone either way."

Central Valley defeated Enochs 4-1 on Tuesday, Sept. 10 in Ceres.

Orozco led the Hawks with two goals and one assist.

Calvo and Ozzie Ramos both collected one goal and one assist.
Saucedo and Vazquez tallied three saves apiece.

Central Valley also continued its dominance at the Pitman and Gregori tournaments, winning both preseason events for the third time.

"They performed really well," Leon said. "We can still get better."

Central Valley will begin conference play against visiting Los Banos (Sept. 17) and host Patterson (Sept. 19) this week.

The Hawks are vying for their fourth straight WAC title.

Central Valley captured back-to-back Valley Oak League championships prior to switching conferences.

"That is our next objective," said Leon, while talking about his team's league-title aspirations. "We hope to finish first again. You have to try to win as many points as you can. It's going to be tough. God-willing, it goes our way."