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Hawks unbeaten in league soccer
CV varsity boys soccer improves to 21-1-0 on the year, 9-0-0 in WAC play
Ozzie Ramos and Central Valley High Schools varsity boys soccer team have celebrated a lot this season. The Hawks won twice and extended their unbeaten streak to 15 games last week. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team continued its pursuit of Western Athletic Conference perfection last week.

The Hawks remained unbeaten at 9-0-0 after shutting out Patterson and Livingston by identical 4-0 scores.

Central Valley, 21-1-0 on the year, has won its last 15 games.

The Hawks are vying for their sixth straight league title-fourth in the WAC-and seventh consecutive playoff berth.
"The kids deserve the credit," head coach Omar Leon said. "They work hard at practice. They're very committed."
Central Valley earned a 2-0 season sweep of Patterson, winning in dominant fashion at home on Oct. 15.

"It was still a competitive game," Leon said. "We finished. That gave everybody confidence."

The Hawks edged the third-place Tigers 3-2 on the road.
Omar Orozco, the state's leading scorer, had two goals during the second meeting.

Juan Medrano collected one goal and one assist.
Cesar Bravo scored once.

Ozzie Ramos and Anthony Calvo both tallied one assist.
Goalkeeper David Saucedo had two saves.

Four different Central Valley players scored against visiting Livingston on Thursday, including Ramos, Medrano, Adrian Calvo and Jaime Lua.

Orozco and Daniel Hernandez contributed one assist each.
Saucedo made two saves.

David Solorio totaled 10 saves for the Wolves (3-5-0).
Central Valley (27 points), extended its lead over second-place Ceres High (8-2-0, 24 points) and third-place Patterson (6-3-0, 18 points) in the WAC standings.

The Hawks have three games remaining on their conference schedule. Central Valley will play Pacheco (Thursday), Ceres High (Oct. 28) and Central Catholic (Oct. 30).

"They do talk about it (going undefeated)," Leon said. "They're very motivated because we haven't done it in the past. It will be a new accomplishment, something to be proud of. Hopefully, everyone stays healthy to the end."