CIF: Week 1


Kristen Young

Senior Carter Plousha goes up for the shot. The Lancers are 24-6 on the season and play Bonita Vista on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Lancer Arena.


The second seed Lancers began their Open Division run with a game against Scripps Ranch. Goals from junior Taylor Wells and sophomore Lexi Wright gave them the edge needed to pull away with the 2-1 win. On Feb. 20, they face the sixth seed West Hills in the semifinals at home at 5 p.m.


Coming in the ninth seed of Division I, boys soccer faced the Rancho Bernardo Broncos. Their season ended with a 7-1 loss in the first round. Rankings are published based on overall record and strength of schedule. Strength of schedule focuses on the level of opponents a team faces, therefore playing tougher teams gives you a higher strength. The Lancers had a 12 strength, making them the seventh highest strength in division one.


In round one of Division II, the Lancers faced Tri-City Christian. Freshman Alexa Mikeska had a team leading 26 points as well as nine steals for the game. With a final score of 58-43, the Lancers would travel to Vista for a rematch of last years semifinal game, which Vista won. This year, senior Ari Pagan lead the way with 21 points for a victory of 54-38. This sends the Lancers into the semifinals against El Camino at El Camino Feb. 20.


After last year in the Division III finals, varsity boys basketball moved up into Division II. As the third  seed, they faced off with Oceanside resulting in a 68-46 win. Four out of five starters had double figure points in the game (junior Jailen Nelson with 16 points, senior Carter Plousha with 12 points, senior Brogan Pietrocini with 18 points and senior Chase Murray with 11 points). Quarterfinals brought a rematch of last years Division III finals against Mount Miguel. The Lancers pulled away with a 69-61 win. They advance to the semifinals against Bonita Vista Feb. 20.


As the returning Open Division champs, a strong playoff performance was expected. In the quarterfinals, the Lancers pulled away with a convincing 28-2 win over West Hills. This would send them to face off against the third seed Coronado. In a tight game the Lancers were only up by one goal heading into the fourth quarter. The final score favored the Lancers with an 11-8 victory sending them into the finals once again. They met the first seed Bishop’s, they lost 10-7 to finish 21-9 on the season.