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First-place CV Hawks have 2-point soccer lead over CHS, El Capitan
Seven different players scored during Ceres Highs 9-0 blowout of visiting Pacheco last Wednesday, including Miranda Wilds (20). She had one goal for the second-place Bulldogs. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity girls soccer team collected two more wins and increased its point total to 18 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The first-place Hawks edged Livingston 2-1 and shut out Los Banos 6-0 on the road.

Central Valley improved to 13-1-0 overall and 6-1-0 in the WAC on Wednesday after beating third-place Livingston by the slimmest of margins.

"I expect the girls to play well," head coach Cyndi Meshach said. "We're solid in every position."

Evelyn Andrade and Laiza Diaz both scored one goal for the Hawks.

Mariana Garibay and Yesenia Zuniga each tallied one assist.

The Hawks topped the Wolves 3-1 earlier this season.

Central Valley earned a series sweep of Los Banos as well.

The Hawks dominated the second meeting on April 11.

Zuniga and Victoria Castillo led the way with two goals apiece.

Andrade and Mixtly Vega both scored once.

Jocelyn Lopez had two assists.

Garibay, Yesenia Bernal and Jackie Sanchez all contributed one assist.

Goalkeeper Jackie Chavez made two saves.

Central Valley won its third consecutive game last week.

The Hawks are vying for their first conference title and second straight playoff berth.

Central Valley, Ceres High (5-1-1, 16 points), El Capitan (5-1-1, 16 points) and Livingston (4-3-0, 12 points) are battling for the WAC's three postseason berths.

"The goal this year is to build on what we did last season," Meshach said.

Bulldogs 9, Panthers 0
Ceres High School's varsity girls soccer team used multiple lineups during Wednesday's 9-0 shutout of visiting Pacheco.

Bulldog reserves Erika Gutierrez, Paula Alvarez, Carla Nazar, Noelia De Leon, Jennifer Cisneros, Anna Mejia and Kalani Souphaphone all saw action against the Panthers.

"I used all of my regular players the first 30 minutes," Bulldogs head coach Miguel Saldate said. "After that, I subbed down. I can't always put everybody into games when we play against more difficult teams."
Ceres High improved to 9-3-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

The Bulldogs moved into a tie for second place in the conference standings with El Capitan.

Breanna Moreno led Ceres High in scoring last week with two goals and two assists.

Gutierrez tallied a career-high two goals.

Alvarez, Nazar, Angelita Cerrillo, Karina Torrez and Miranda Wilds chipped in with one goal apiece.

Noelia De Leon dished out one assist.

Ceres High totaled 17 shots during the game.

Gutierrez and Moreno both scored twice as the Bulldogs built a commanding 7-0 lead in the opening half. Alvarez, Cerrillo and Wilds all had one goal.

Ceres High outscored Pacheco 2-0 after intermission.
Nazar and Torrez tallied goals in the 42nd and 52nd minutes, respectively.

The Bulldogs defeated the Panthers 8-1 on March 14 in Los Banos.

Ceres High will play host to Los Banos today at 5:30 p.m.