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CV girls soccer unbeaten through first 14 games
Hawks improve to 12-0-2 after topping Wolves, Tigers
Mariana Garibay (5) celebrates with Central Valley varsity girls soccer teammate Abigail Martinez after scoring a goal in the opening half against visiting Los Banos on Thursday. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley's varsity girls soccer team continued its hot streak last week.

It was business as usual for the Hawks as they remained unbeaten on the year after collecting wins against Livingston and Los Banos.

"I'm happy with the way we're doing right now," head coach Miguel Larranaga said. "We haven't lost a game. That's very impressive."

Central Valley improved to 12-0-2 overall and remained in first place in the Western Athletic Conference standings (3-0-0).

The Hawks are vying for their third consecutive WAC crown and fourth straight Sac-Joaquin Section playoff berth.

"That's what we want," Larranaga said. "We have a strong team. We can still improve. Playing teams like Livingston and Ceres High is good. They show our girls it's not going to be easy."

Central Valley edged host Livingston 1-0 on Friday.

The contest was supposed to be played on Tuesday but the date was changed due to poor weather.

"I thought it was going to be an easier game," Larranaga said. "Livingston really wanted to win. They put a lot of pressure on our girls."

Jocelyn Rodriguez accounted for the winning goal.

Rodriguez scored from 25 yards on a free kick in the 55th minute.

Emely Lopez totaled three saves at goalkeeper.

Central Valley defeated Los Banos 8-1 on Thursday in Ceres.

"We missed another 10 opportunities to score," Larranaga said. "That was bad. We need to work on making good decisions with the ball and finishing."

Jocelyn Lopez scored a game-high three goals for the Hawks.

"She's definitely one of our best players," Larranaga said. "Every single game, she gives 100 percent."

Mariana Garibay, Michelle Jimenez, Mixtly Vega, Jackie Sanchez and Sarah Silva all contributed one goal.

"In games like this, I play everybody," Larranaga said. "I want to give all the girls experience."