Lancer playoff run ends in quarterfinals

Photo by Nick Morrow Above, the Lancers celebrate a home playoff win on Oct. 22, that propelled them into the Division 7 CIF-SS playoff quarterfinals. The Lancers held off San Jacinto in five sets, taking the fifth by a score of 16-14.

Season included a thrilling home playoff win in five sets

The Avalon High girls volleyball team saw its season come to an end with a quarterfinal loss at Nordhoff High, in Ojai, on Wednesday night. Nordhoff is the first-place team out of the Citrus Coast League, while the Lancers earned a playoff spot as the fourth-place team out of the San Joaquin League. Still the Lancers pushed the Rangers to five sets before coming up short.

The Lancers began the playoffs with a 3-sets-to-1 victory over Bellflower, the second-place team out of the Mid-Cities League, a wildcard playoff at Bellflower. The Lancers continued on the road in the first round, defeating California Academy of Math and Sciences (CAMS) in Carson. The Rebels were the first-place team out of the Coastal League, but the Lancers were victorious in five sets, 3-2.

That win earned the Lancers a home match in the second round, where they faced San Jacinto, the second-place team out of the Mountain Pass League. The Lancers pulled off a five-set thriller, taking the fifth set by a score of 16-14 to advance to the quarterfinals against Nordhoff.