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JV Hawks defend crown in WAC soccer
CV places first in WAC play
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Central Valley High School's junior-varsity boys soccer team continued its league dominance this year.

The Hawks closed out the Western Athletic Conference season with a 5-1 win at Ceres High School on Oct. 28.

Central Valley placed first in the WAC as it collected eight wins, no losses and two ties.

The Hawks captured their second straight conference title. Central Valley won all eight of its league games in 2012.

"We're trying to build a dynasty here just like our varsity team," Hawks head coach Rafael Fernandez said.

Central Valley's Angel Aguilar scored a game-high two goals against Ceres High (3-5-0).

Robert Perez, Jaime Lua and Osvaldo Yepez all contributed one goal.

Hawk goalkeeper Jesus Lopez tallied four saves.

"He wasn't really tested," Fernandez said.

Ulises Diaz scored for the Bulldogs.

Ceres High goalie Adrian Garcia totaled eight saves in defeat.

"Our team tried hard," Diaz said. "We just made some simple mistakes. They have a good team."

The Hawks held a slim 1-0 lead at halftime. Perez converted a 24-yard free kick.

Diaz evened the score early in the second half.

Central Valley responded with a flurry of goals-three in a five-minute span. Aguilar had two and Lua added one.

Yepez gave the Hawks a four-goal lead with five minutes to play.

Central Valley has compiled a 5-1-0 record versus Ceres High since 2011.

"We had already won the championship before the game," Fernandez said. "The kids were still motivated. I'm very proud and honored to call them my players. I'm a Ceres High grad. But I love Central Valley."

Central Valley successfully defended its WAC crown in 2013.

"They did it as a team," Fernandez said. "Everybody tried to take the title from us."

Fernandez's team has accumulated 20 victories, one loss and five draws the last three years.

Central Valley's varsity squad has won six straight league titles.

"We want JV to be on the same page," Fernandez said.