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Hawks second at Pitman
Andrea Orenelas and Central Valleys varsity girls soccer team topped Mountain House 9-1 in the first round of Pitmans Extreme Spring Tournament last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School varsity girls soccer head coach Cyndi Meshach had nothing but positive things to say about her team following its runner-up finish at Pitman's Extreme Spring Tournament this past week in Turlock.

"They met my expectations and then some," Meshach said. "They worked very well together."

Central Valley collected three wins, no losses and one tie while taking second in Group C.

The Hawks routed Mountain House 9-1 and Galt 5-1 on Friday.

Central Valley defeated Atwater 3-1 and tied Merced 2-2 on Saturday.

"It's a tournament," Meshach said. "I moved people around. There wasn't a set lineup. Everybody contributed."

Sophomore Laiza Quintero led the Hawks in scoring with six goals and one assist.

Freshman Yesenia Zuniga had five goals and one assist.

Freshman Mixtly Vega had two goals and two assists.

Senior Evelyn Andrade had one goal and one assist.

Freshman Jocelyn Lopez had one goal and one assist.

Senior Jackie Martinez had one goal.

Junior Jackie Sanchez had one goal.

Sophomore Trinity Avila had one goal.

Freshman Abigail Martinez had one goal.

Freshman Jocelyn Rodriguez had one assist.

Central Valley's underclassmen, including Quintero, Zuniga, Vega, Lopez, Avila, Martinez and Rodriguez, all competed at a high level.

"They didn't back down," Meshach said. "I wasn't surprised with their performance. They're talented."

Central Valley will host an eight-team tournament at Ceres River Bluff Regional Park this Friday and Saturday.

The tourney field features Central Valley, Johansen, Grace Davis, Patterson, Los Banos, Ripon, Franklin of Stockton and Linden.

Central Valley will face Linden in the first round at 3 p.m.

The winner will play either Johansen or Los Banos on Saturday at 11 a.m.

"I'm hoping that we get more competition at our tournament," Meshach said.