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Avalon Lancers boys soccer wins 20 in a row, opens first round of ClF Team takes its first Ventura scored the opening goal, CIF game with final score of 4-0 BY CARLOS MARTINEZ The Avalon Lancers boys var- sity soccer team is on fire. They won their last 20 games and are heading to the division 7 playoffs. On Thursday, Feb. 20 the lancers opened their first round of CIF at home versus Yeshiva University High School. The first 15 minutes the score was a 0 to 0. Then in the 16th minute the Lancers broke free and forward Daniel Peralta scored the first goal. That's when the whole momentum shifted and the Lancers won with a final score of 4to 0. Cristian Martinez scored back to back goals and Alberto Rodriguez made the 4th final goal to help the lancers advance to sec- ond round of CIF against Cantwell Sacred Heart who Avalon beat last year at home in the first round. On Tuesday, Feb. 25 the team traveled to Montebello to square off a very strong Cantwell Sacred Heart team in the second round of CIE The Lancers were on a 19 game winning streak headed into this matchup and by the end of the night, by way of a 3 to 0 victory, the streaked remained intact. Avalon sophomore Cesar giving the Lancers a 1 to 0 lead and helped the Lancers momen- tum switch. The Lancers kept pushing and knew what was at stake junior Cristian Martinez scored a goal and Cesar Ventura scored the final goal to advance the Avalon Lancers to a quarterfi- nal appearance. The Lancers' defense has been on point this season and in the playoffs having 13 shutouts and two in the playoffs. The Lancers have out scored their two playoff opponents 7-0. A game at a time has been the process during the postseason. Slow and steady has won these games for the boys varsity soccer squad. The Lancers' confidence has been unbelievable on and off the field. They are making a deep run and they are believing in themselves so stay tuned as they pursue this streak! The Lancers have advanced to the quarterfinals. It will be the deepest run the Lancers have gone in the postseason tourna- ment since 2010. Congratulations to Alberto Rodriguez for being named the San Joaquin League Player of the Year in boys soccer. Also Cristian Martinez, Sergio Vallejo and Anthony Hernandez were named first team All-League. Second team All-League was Jorge Contreras, Jason Cisneros, and Saul De La Rosa. The Lancers boys soccer team: Back Row from left: Daniel Peralta, Jose Chavoya, Jorge Contreras, Luis Gonzales, Javier Martinez, Cesar Silva, Martin Leyva, Daniel Hernandez, Jason Cisneros, Luis Amezcua, Saul De La Rosa, Luis Herrera, Ernesto Perez, and Jose Franco. Bottom Row from left: Juan De La Cruz, Mauricio Rodriguez, Cristian Martinez, Alex Herrera, Alberto Rodriguez, Cesar Ventura, Sergio Vallejo, and Anthony Hernandez. The team is on a winning streak as it heads into CIF playoffs. Photo courtesy of Carlos Martinez Athletes of the Week Goalkeeper Jason Cisneros has only allowed 7 goals in the Avalon Lancers 20 game winning streak and has led his team to a quarterfi- nal appearance after saving some great goals in the first 2 rounds. Captain Joanna Chavoya scored 33 points in the two playoff games this last week. Unfortunately, we came up just short. Joanna Chavoya finishing her season with some of the highest numbers scor- ing 323 points, 151 rebounds, 78 assists, 74 steals and 19 blocks. Jason Cisneros Joanna Chavoya Cleanup From page 1 debris collected each year vividly our oceans and marine life by carefully disposing of trash when we are on the ocean and on land." Trash dumped into the ocean intentionally or accidentally can harm the marine ecosystem. Marine mammals and other sea life may ingest harmful items or become entangled in debris. The disruption to the food chain can have a lasting impact. The annual event also helps to remind themany boaters and visi- recreational assets of Catalina tots to the Island about the ramifi- to keep the Island beautiful and cations of tossing items overboard healthy. And through its divers or carelessly discarding of trash support group, it participates in -'6'"ata'TR's'l'l"rm "'-th'nnu--dh'hi[i,h'tb? "cleaJup to ' only deStidation [slant, attracting improve the health ofAvalonBay nearly one million people a year. Most arrive by boat. The Island also is a popular dive spot, draw- ing thousands of divers and snor- kelers annually to enjoy the wide assortment of wildlife thriving in its rich kelp forests. The Catalina Island Conservancy has a long history of protecting and restoring the invaluable natural, cultural and and protect the Island's marine life. The Catalina Island dive community started the Avalon Underwater Cleanup in the 1970s, and this event is the only time diving is permitted in Avalon Harbor. This combination of a rare diving opportunity for a good cause has made the Avalon Harbor Underwater Cleanup one March 5, - February 20, 2014 Ramona "Mona" Olivo passed away peacefully Thursday at her home following a long illness. She was born and raised Avalon, on Catalina Island and graduated from Avalon High School in 1947. She was a homemaker and artist. Her late husband Paul was in the military for many years so they lived in many places including France, Seattle, Oahu, Hawaii, the Presidio in San Francisco and Panama before settling in Benicia in 1973. Mona is survived by her children Paul J. Olivo, Renee Olivo, Melinda (Mark) Bilow and Noelle Olivo (Ethan Dale) and her grandchildren Haley & Arid Bilow. She was preceded in death by her mother Josefina Rodriquez and her husband Patti C. Olivo, both in 2004. A Celebration of her life will be held at a later date. Family prefers donations to Hospice Call (800) 698-1273. Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, Benicia. Please visit the online tribute at Passalacqua Funeral Chapel, 745-3130 of the most popular dive events in Southern California. Divers pick one of four sites to work during the morning the Green Pier, Step Beach, Casino Landing and Lover's Cove. Registrations to the Annual Avalon Underwater Cleanup ben- efit the University of Southern California Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber and the Catalina Island Conservancy's Robert E. Given Fund for Ocean Conservation and Educational Outreach. The USC Catalina Hyperbaric Chamber is a 24/7 emergency recompression facility on Catalina that serves thousands of div- ers who frequent the waters of Southern California. 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