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CV girls claim tourney title
Central Valley made history earlier this month by capturing its home tournament title for the first time. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity girls soccer team beat Ripon, Johansen and Ripon en route to winning the title at its home tournament for the first time earlier this month at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park.

"They earned it," head coach Cyndi Meshach said. "They worked hard."

The Hawks outscored their three opponents, 11-0.

Central Valley shut out Ripon 3-0 in the finals on March 5.

Yesenia Zuniga and Laiza Quintero both scored one goal for the Hawks.

The Lopez sisters, Stephani and Emely, split playing time at goalkeeper.

Stephani made four saves.

Emely had one save.
Central Valley blanked Johansen 7-0 on March 5.

Zuniga, Quintero and Jackie Martinez led the way with two goals apiece.

Abby Martinez added one goal.

Evelyn Andrade and Victoria Castillo both collected one assist.

Jackie Chavez started at goalkeeper.

Central Valley edged Linden 1-0 in the opening round on March 4.

Andrade accounted for the game's lone goal.

Goalie Stephani Lopez helped the Hawks earn their first shutout of the tournament.

Ripon, Franklin and Linden took second, third and fourth, respectively, at Central Valley's Spring Bash Tournament.

Central Valley's 2016 squad improved to 6-0-1.

"They're progressing as expected," Meshach said. "I believe internal competition makes you a better player. Every week they have to earn their spot regardless of the position they play."