Lancers boys soccer flexes its muscles on mainland

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The Avalon High boys’ soccer team, which owns the No. 1 ranking in CIF Division-VII, looked impressive, as usual, on both sides of the ball against Capistrano Valley Christian. It delivered a 3-0 victory during a trip to the mainland on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Rancho Capistrano.

The teams have met three times this season, with Avalon sweeping the series, taking the first contest by the score of 3-0 and the second by 4-0.

The Avalon High boys’ soccer team, which owns the No. 1 ranking in CIF Division-VII, looked impressive, as usual, on both sides of the ball against Capistrano Valley Christian. It delivered a 3-0 victory during a trip to the mainland on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Rancho Capistrano.

The teams have met three times this season, with Avalon sweeping the series, taking the first contest by the score of 3-0 and the second by 4-0.

The Lancers owned a 2-0 lead in the first half and chipped in another in the second. Alex Herrera knocked a goal during that stretch and goalie Jason Cisneros earned the shutout, which marked Avalon’s 11th of the season.

The Lancers (16-1, 9-0) have not lost a game since their season opener, when they fell to Webb Schools by the score of 5-0 in a non-league matchup. Last year, they captured the league crown with a 13-1 mark and made it to the third round of the postseason,

They finished in second two years ago with an impressive 11-1-2 record that came up short behind Tarbut V’torah. Chadwick eliminated from the second round.

Girls Soccer earns results

The Avalon High girls’ team earned a couple of favorable results last week.

It won by forfeit against Capistrano Valley Christian on Feb. 7. It then tied Saddleback Christian, which occupies the No. 2 spot in the San Joaquin Valley League standings.

It did that with a 1-1 score on the road on Feb. 8.

The Lancers (7-7-3, 5-4-1) didn’t do as well this week. No. 4 ranked Tarbut V’torah (Irvine), which owns sole possession of first place, visited Catalina, where it posted a 2-1 victory against the Lancers on Feb. 10.

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