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Hawks avenge soccer losses to Tigers
CV third in WAC with 5-3 record
Daisy Ochoa and Central Valleys varsity girls soccer team exacted revenge with a 3-0 win versus visiting Patterson on April 13 in Ceres. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity girls soccer team avenged a pair of losses with a 3-0 win over Patterson in Western Athletic Conference play on April 13 in Ceres.

The Hawks lost 6-2 and 2-1 to the Tigers earlier this season.

"Central Valley playing to its potential created this positive result," Hawks head coach Cyndi Meshach said.

Central Valley (5-3, 15 points) moved into third place in the WAC

Patterson (3-1-3, 12 points) dropped to fourth in the league standings.

Emely Amaya led the Hawks in scoring with two goals.

Celeste Acebes added one goal.

Evelyn Andrade and Adriana Gomez and Jacqueline Martinez all chipped in with one assist apiece.

Sisters Emely and Stephanie Lopez split playing time at goalkeeper.

Emely had two saves.

Stephanie made one save.

A major contributor on offense throughout the season, Central Valley's Mariana Garibay played defense out of necessity versus Patterson. She started in place of an absent Hawk teammate.

Central Valley scored goals in the 17th, 71st and 76th minutes.

Amaya gave the Hawks a 1-0 lead in the opening half.

Central Valley blasted 17 shots during the game.

The top three teams in the WAC qualify for the playoffs. Five of the conference's seven teams are still mathematically alive, including Ceres High (7-1-1), Livingston (5-2-1), El Capitan (4-3-1), Central Valley and Patterson.

"We still have a shot at first place," Meshach said. "What a crazy season. Everybody is beating everybody."