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CV girls tie, lose in soccer
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Citlaly Salinas and Central Valley’s varsity girls soccer team collected one tie and one loss versus CCC competition last week. - photo by Dale Butler

Central Valley’s varsity girls soccer team tied and lost once in Central California Conference play this past week.

The Hawks moved to 5-7-0 overall and 1-1-1 in the CCC standings following Thursday’s scoreless draw at Golden Valley.

Central Valley freshman goalkeeper Yukari Mendoza had two saves.

“The game could have gone either way,” head coach Miguel Larranaga said. “It was very even. We created a lot of scoring chances. We hit the post twice.”

Merced edged Central Valley 1-0 on Jan. 7 in Ceres.

The Bears scored the winning goal after intermission.

Mendoza made four saves during the first half.

“Our goalie did amazing,” Larranaga said. “She didn’t play in the second half. She had to go to church.”

Mendoza totaled six saves versus Golden Valley and Merced.

“She’s a great goalie for her age,” Larranaga said. “I watched her three or four times in junior high. She was by far the best goalie at tryouts. There was no question she was going to make varsity. It was an easy decision. Even though she’s a freshman, she’s not afraid to come and do what she needs to do. She’s got talent. She’s going to get better.”