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Norsemen headed to CIF championship game

Congrats Boys! On to the Championship Game on Sat at 4:45pm at La Jolla vs the winner of La Jolla and Vista.

Posted by Valhalla High School on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Valhalla attempts a shot during the CIF semifinals at La Jolla High on Wednesday night.

EastCountySports.com staff report

LA JOLLA – Andrew Higginson scored for Valhalla, as the Norsemen went ahead by a 6-3 count after three periods, and Jacob Camacho scored late in the third quarter for the winning margin, sending Valhalla to the San Diego CIF championship game with a semifinal win over Fallbrook.

Valhalla senior D.J. Avalle made 15 saves in Division I semifinals at La Jolla High on Wednesday.

Top-seeded Valhalla will play at 4:45 p.m. Saturday against No. 2 La Jolla at Coggin Center. The Vikings advanced by beatong Vista 7-6.

Avalle stopped a penalty shot in the first quarter then made three saves in the fourth period to hold on for the win.

Valhalla led 3-1 at halftime, then Fallbrook eventually closed to within one goal with 5:17 left in the fourth.

Camacho’s decisive goal came on a punch shot after he received a great deep pass from Reed Minter.

Coming up big defensively for Valhalla, especially in the fourth, were Spencer Nussbaum and Brandon Pesky.


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