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Perfect preseason for Central Valley
Central Valley High School's varsity boys soccer team met all of its objectives during the preseason.

The Hawks won all their games and placed first at the Pitman tournament.

Central Valley improved to 8-0 after sweeping Sierra and Modesto High last week.

"They're executing what I ask them to do," Hawks head coach Omar Leon said. "They take every practice and game seriously. The kids are motivated."

Central Valley surrendered just two goals through its first eight games.

The Hawks posted six shutouts.

Central Valley has scored 29 times on offense.

"The numbers look great," Leon said. "But preseason is preparation for league. I hope we stay focused and consistent."

Central Valley defeated Sierra 3-1 on Thursday in Ceres.

Benjamin Magana, Daniel Ochoa and Omar Orozco all scored one goal against Sierra (6-2-1).

Juan Martinez and Ozzie Ramos both collected one assist.

Andres Cazares and Samuel Martinez made five and two saves, respectively, while splitting time at goalkeeper.

Central Valley shut out visiting Modesto High 4-0 on Wednesday.

Ochoa scored twice.

Samuel Martinez and Juan Martinez each had one goal.

Daniel Hernandez chipped in with one assist.

"I'm very pleased with the performance of every single player," Leon said.

Central Valley will begin Western Athletic Conference play this week.

The Hawks will play host to Livingston (Sept. 12) and Patterson (Wednesday).

Central Valley placed first in the WAC last season.

The Hawks won back-to-back titles while competing in the Valley Oak League in 2009 and 2008.

"There's always room for improvement," Leon said.