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CV girls soccer team claims its fourth straight conference title
Central Valley’s varsity girls soccer program continued its run of excellence against league competition this past week. The Hawks claimed their fourth straight conference title with a 2-0 win over Buhach Colony on Thursday in Ceres. - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley’s varsity girls soccer team has grown accustomed to winning.

The Hawks captured their fourth straight league title last week.

Central Valley secured the Central California Conference championship with a 2-0 win over Buhach Colony on Thursday in Ceres.

A newcomer to the CCC, Central Valley placed first in the Western Athletic Conference the previous three seasons.

“Winning the league title four years in a row in high school, that’s amazing."
Coach Miguel Larranaga

“Winning the league title four years in a row in high school, that’s amazing,” head coach Miguel Larranaga said. “I don’t know if it will happen again. This is too great. We’ll see what happens in the future when the next generation comes along. This group will be remembered for a long time.”

“It’s very special,” senior midfielder Mixtly Vega said. “We had high standards. There was definitely more pressure. We made our mark.”

“It makes me very happy we made history and we’ll always be remembered,” senior forward Sarah Silva said. 

The victory over the Thunder helped the Hawks improve their overall record to 16-6-1 and remain unbeaten in the conference standings (10-0-1).

Fifth-place Buhach Colony dropped to 6-9-2 and 2-6-2.

“This year, it was more difficult,” Larranaga said. “The CCC has a lot of talent.”

Vega tallied one goal and one assist versus Buhach Colony.

Silva scored once.

Jocelyn Lopez collected one assist.

The Hawks continued their run of dominance in league play on Senior Night.

Larranaga recognized 10 upperclassmen players at halftime, including Vega, Silva, Lopez, Abigail Martinez, Jackie Sanchez, Lillianna Cruz, Tanya Mendoza, Jocelyn Rodriguez, Jasmine Singh and Daniela Yepez.

“It’s been an honor to play with this group of girls,” Silva said. “We’ve been together since we were little. They’re like my sisters.”

Central Valley also extended its unbeaten streak to 11 games.

“Right now, they’re playing at a different level,” Larranaga said.

Jackie Sanchez, Jocelyn Lopez, Malina Keomuangchanh and Abigail Martinez celebrate following the Hawks’ Central California Conference title-clinching victory last week. - photo by Dale Butler