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CV boys soccer squad short of goal
Hawks streak of playoff appearances ends at eight years
Jose Yepez and Central Valleys varsity boys soccer team wrapped up the 2015 season last week. The Hawks placed fifth in the Western Athletic Conference standings. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team did its part but didn't get any help from Ceres High.

The Hawks closed out the Western Athletic Conference regular season with a 13-2 win over visiting Los Banos on Wednesday.

The Bulldogs' 1-0 upset of Pacheco eliminated Central Valley from postseason contention.

Ceres High (6-6-0, 18 points) was awarded the WAC's fourth and final playoff berth.

CV (5-7-0, 15 points) placed fifth.

"It's a catastrophe, not making playoffs," Hawks head coach Omar Leon said. "I saw it coming. The talent was there. The commitment and dedication wasn't."

Central Valley had nine different players score at least one goal during last week's home finale blowout of winless Los Banos (0-12-0).

Angel Aguilar, Emmanuel Jimenez, Robert Perez and Robert Soltero led the way with two goals each.

Giovanni Avalos collected one goal and two assists.

Andres Velasquez, Jose Yepez and Angel Arellano all tallied one goal and one assist.

Jacob Guerrero chipped in with one goal.

Luis Madrigal dished out two assists.

Richard Alvarez had one assist.

Aguilar made one save at goalkeeper.

Central Valley lost 2-1 to second-place Patterson on Oct. 26 in Ceres.

Velasquez accounted for the Hawks' lone goal.

Cristian Gonzalez and Enrique Garcia both made four saves while platooning at goalkeeper.

Central Valley had its streak of consecutive playoff appearances snapped at eight seasons.

The Hawks won six straight conference titles from 2008-13.

Central Valley finished second in the section playoffs in 2013, 2012, 2010 and 2009.

"Next year, it's going to be tough," Leon said. "I'm not even sure if I'm going to be coaching. I have to talk with the athletic director. I'm going to keep my job as a teacher."