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CV girls claim consolation soccer title at home tourney
Ceres High drops two of three games
Rocio Beltran scored five goals while leading Central Valleys varsity girls soccer team to the consolation championship at its own tournament. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity girls soccer team won the consolation title at its home tournament.

The Hawks compiled a 2-1 record at the Spring Bash, staged March 7-8 at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

Ripon, Grace Davis and Linden placed first, second and third, respectively.

Central Valley finished ahead of Ceres High (1-2), Patterson (1-2), Sonora (1-2) and Galt (0-3).

"I'm not disappointed in their effort at all," Hawks head coach Cyndi Meshach said. "They gave everything they had."

Ripon edged Central Valley 1-0 on on March 7.

Hawk goalkeeper Stephanie Lopez made three saves.

Central Valley lost to Ripon despite taking more shots (11-4).

"It's a game we should have won," Meshach said.

Central Valley shut out Galt 5-0 and defeated Patterson 3-1 on March 8.

Rocio Beltran scored three goals versus Galt.

Celeste Acebes and Evelyn Andrade both contributed one goal.

Emely Amaya and Victoria Castillo had two assists each.

Lopez totaled four saves.

Central Valley outshot Galt, 29-11.

"Our communication was strong," Meshach said.

Beltran collected two goals against Patterson.

Andrea Alvarez had one goal.

Andrade and Martha Gonzalez chipped in with one assist apiece.

Lopez tallied two saves.

"They had nothing left," Meshach said. "They were so exhausted."

Ceres High won by forfeit against Galt and lost 1-0 to Patterson on March 8.

The Bulldogs played shorthanded versus Patterson. Six players missed the contest for various reasons.

The Bulldogs suffered a 1-0 loss while battling Grace Davis in the opening round.

Ceres High forward Jackie Gonzalez sustained a knee injury in the first half. She'll be sidelined for several weeks.

"Our defense was great," Ceres High head coach Miguel Saldate said. "We just couldn't score."

JV Hawks take third
Central Valley High School's junior-varsity girls soccer team compiled a 2-1 record on its way to a third-place finish at its home tournament.

The Hawks beat Ceres High and Ripon.

Central Valley lost to first-place Sonora.