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Hawks improve to 2-0-1 in WAC soccer play
CHS girls even record at 1-1-0

Central Valley's varsity boys soccer team collected one win and one tie during the second week of Western Athletic Conference play.

The Hawks improved to 7-3-5 on the year and 2-0-1 in the WAC standings following Friday's 1-1 tie at Livingston.

The game was supposed to be staged on Tuesday but the date was changed because of wet weather.

"It was a very competitive game," head coach Omar Leon said. "They had good moments. We had ours. I'm not disappointed. A tie is a fair result."

Gerardo Flores accounted for Central Valley's lone goal.

Jonathan Garcia collected the assist.

Erick Martinez made two saves at goalkeeper.

The Wolves evened the score with 10 minutes to play.

"According to the stats, we should have won," Leon said. "We had more scoring opportunities. We just need to finish. We've been working on it every single practice."

Central Valley erased a one-goal deficit and pulled away for a 4-1 win over Los Banos on Thursday in Ceres.

Garcia netted three goals.

Agustin Gutierrez scored once.

Flores dished out three assists.

Martinez tallied three saves.

The Hawks trailed 1-0 at intermission.

"It's a game we couldn't afford to lose," Leon said. "We played really well in the second half. We were able to hold possession of the ball and play on their side of the field more."

Tigers 3, Bulldogs 2
Ceres High's varsity boys soccer team lost 3-2 at Patterson on Thursday.

The Bulldogs dropped to 2-10-2 on the year and 0-2-0 in the Western Athletic Conference standings.

Jay Gomes and Pablo Duran both scored once for Ceres High.

Freddi Lopez and Bryan Sliva each made two saves while splitting play time at goalkeeper.

The Bulldogs converted just two of their 10 scoring chances.

Ceres High and Patterson battled to a 1-1 tie in the opening half.

The Tigers outscored the Bulldogs 2-1 the rest of the game.

CHS girls dominate
Ceres High's varsity girls soccer team evened its record in Western Athletic Conference play this past week.

The Bulldogs improved to 5-3-2 overall and 1-1-0 in the WAC standings after posting a 6-0 win over host Patterson on Thursday.

Ceres High head coach Miguel Saldate expected the game to be more competitive.

"It feels good, especially beating Patterson on their home field," Saldate said. "I saw what they had at the Pitman Tournament. They only had 13 or 14 girls dressed for our game. I don't know if any of their girls are injured."

All 19 of Ceres High's players contributed during the shutout victory.

"The game plan was to score a lot of goals," Saldate said.

Jackie Ruiz led the Bulldogs with three goals.

"She's been helping out all year," Saldate said. "She's very competitive."

Miranda Larranaga, Edith Larranaga and Mariah Trevino all scored once.

Ceres High goalkeeper Angelmarie Coral had to make just one save.

Joanna Torrez, Aaliyah Ruiz and Arianah Martinez starred on defense.

The Bulldogs outscored the Tigers 5-0 in the opening 40 minutes.

"When you have games like that, everybody gets to play," Saldate said. "We started switching girls around in the first half."