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Soccer injuries slow Bulldogs
Ceres High girls post 1-2-1 record at Pitman event
Ceres Highs Erika Gutierrez gets upended by a Golden Valley player at the Pitman Extreme Tournament Friday morning in Turlock. - photo by DALE BUTLER/The Courier

Ceres High's varsity girls soccer team collected one win, two losses and one tie while competing in Group C at the Pitman Extreme Tournament this past week in Turlock.

"We were in a tough bracket," head coach Miguel Saldate said. "Having some of our girls injured didn't help. I played them (Cristina Arreola, Dominique Koeurn, Breanna Moreno, Miranda Wilds and Siriana Gudino) off and on. Those are my key players. Not having them the whole time made it a little harder for us, especially on defense."

Ceres High closed out the tournament Saturday afternoon with a 3-1 loss to Enochs.

The Bulldogs and Eagles battled to a 1-1 tie in the first half.

Moreno accounted for Ceres High's lone goal.

Miranda Larranaga picked up the assist.

"Enochs has a good team," Saldate said. "I'm happy with how the girls did. The effort was better. They played harder."

Ceres High squandered a two-goal lead and had to settle for a 2-2 tie with St. Mary's Saturday morning.

"The girls got a little confident with the score," Saldate said. "It was surprising."

Larranaga and Arianah Martinez both scored once for the Bulldogs.

Moreno and Karina Estrada chipped in with one assist apiece.

Ceres High shut out Oakdale 2-0 Friday afternoon.

Moreno accounted for both of the Bulldogs' goals.

Ceres High lost 3-0 to Golden Valley Friday morning.

Ceres High (1-2-3) totaled three goals in four games at the Pitman tournament.

"We should have done better," Saldate said. "We need to work harder, defending and attacking. Our forwards need to get more comfortable taking shots. We need to work on our conditioning."