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CVC champion Clovis gets No. 5 seed for playoffs, hosts No. 12 Cañada

CVC champion Clovis gets No. 5 seed for playoffs, hosts No. 12 Cañada

The run to a state championship officially begins for the Clovis Community College women's soccer team. On Tuesday, the Crush were named the No. 5 seed for the upcoming 2019 Northern California Regional Playoffs. Clovis will host No. 12 seed Cañada College in a first-round playoff game on Saturday (Nov. 23) at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices for the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) postseason game are $12 for general admission and $8 for all identified students, faculty, staff, senior citizens age 60 and over, and children under 12 years old.

Clovis and Cañada will face each other for the second time this year. After opening the season 0-2-1, the Crush earned their first win, a 4-2 victory over Cañada, in their home opener on Sep. 6.

Cañada enters the postseason with an 8-6-5 overall record and went 7-4-0 in the Coast Conference North Division to finish in third place.

The Crush captured their first-ever Central Valley Conference this season, sharing the title with Fresno City College. Clovis went 7-2-1 in conference play and heads to the playoffs with a 9-7-3 overall record. The Crush are making their third consecutive postseason appearance under head coach Orlando Ramirez.

The winner of Saturday's Round 1 game will advance to play either No. 4 Sierra College (19-3-0) or No. 13 Evergreen Valley College (9-9-2) in a second-round contest on Tuesday, Nov. 26. Three wins are needed to advance Clovis to the CCCAA Soccer State Championships on Dec. 6 & 8 at DeAnza College in Cupertino.