Vying for its fifth consecutive title at the Pitman Pride Cup, Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team compiled a 1-2-1 record en route to a third-place finish.
The Hawks competed in Group E, along with Galt, Whitney, Turlock and Kimball. "I asked to be placed in a difficult group," Central Valley head coach Omar Leon said. "Rather lose now than later. Three out of the five teams in our group are Division-I schools. We still have lots to improve on. We can only go up from here."
Cristian Gonzalez had eight saves during Saturday morning's 3-0 loss to eventual-champion Galt.
Central Valley and runner-up Whitney tied 1-1 earlier in the day.
The Hawks shut out the Jaguars of Kimball 3-0 on Friday.
Angel Aguilar collected two goals.
Emanuel Jimenez added one goal.
Enrique Garcia totaled five saves.
Central Valley dropped its tournament opener, 2-1, to fourth-place Turlock.
Robert Perez scored in defeat.
Cristian Gonzalez made eight saves.