Avalon Volleyball

PREVIEW: Avalon vs. Orange Vista, CIF Volleyball

The Lancers pulled off a huge win in the second round on Saturday and now host the Division 9 top seed in Orange Vista, on Catalina Island at 5 p.m. this evening.

Avalon’s big advantage will be the boat ride: Catalina has earned the nickname “Upset Island” in sports circles because of the effect it often has on teams to take a boat ride to the island before a big match. If the Lancers can advance they’ll play the winner of California School for the Deaf and Pacifica Christian on Saturday.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.