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CV girls improve to 6-2 overall
•Hawks collect three victories
Daniela Yepez scored twice during the Central Valley varsity girls soccer team’s 11-0 throttling of visiting Delhi on Dec. 4. - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley High School’s varsity girls soccer traveled to Stockton last week to compete in the Central Valley Showcase at Delta College.

The Hawks didn’t disappoint despite competing shorthanded.

Central Valley won both of its games and improved to 6-2 on the year.

“I was a little nervous because we were missing a lot of players due to injuries and work,” coach Miguel Larranaga said. “The girls proved we still have a very strong team. Everybody stepped up.”

Central Valley topped Kennedy 6-2 on Saturday.

Jocelyn Lopez led the Hawks with three goals.

Jocelyn Rodriguez added two goals.

Malina Keomuangchanh had one goal.

Central Valley edged Lodi 2-1 on Friday.

Jocelyn Lopez accounted for both of the Hawks’ goals.

The Central Valley Showcase was staged in front of college coaches.

“They play different when other coaches are watching. They like the attention. It motivates them.”
Coach Miguel Larranaga

“They play different when other coaches are watching,” Larranaga said. “They like the attention. It motivates them.”

Central Valley beat visiting Delhi 11-0 in non-league play on Dec. 4 in Ceres.

“It was fun for everyone,” Larranaga said. “Everybody got to play.”

Lopez tallied three goals.

Citlaly Salinas, Mixtly Vega and Daniela Yepez all scored two goals.

Yaira Contreras and Anusha Kumar both contributed two goals.