Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande girls win their own water polo tournament

Alexis Elias scores eight goals and is named tourney MVP

sports@thetribunenews.comJanuary 5, 2013 

The Arroyo Grande High girls water polo team won its Winter Classic Tournament, defeating Newbury Park 7-3 in the championship match Saturday.

The Eagles (13-2) reached the final after defeating Cabrillo 8-1 and Roosevelt 5-4 earlier in the day. 

Alexis Elias scored eight goals in the three games for Arroyo Grande and was named the tournament’s MVP. Eagles goalkeeper Hannah Wadlow had 28 saves on the day, totaled 45 in the tournament and was named to the tournament first team. Arroyo Grande’s Delaney Ainsworth was also named to the first team.

Atascadero (8-6) fell to Louisville 15-6, Costa Mesa 13-12, and Rio Mesa 14-4, finishing 12th in the tournament. Rachel Gruetzmacher had three goals against Louisville, and Kylie Ferree had five against Costa Mesa for the Greyhounds. Atascadero’s Lauren Giggy had 30 saves in goal on the day, and Courtney McCarthy had 15.

Paso Robles (12-5) finished 13th after defeating San Luis Obispo 10-4 and Thousand Oaks 8-6. Rebecca Tobey scored seven goals on the day for the Bearcats, and Kylie Pugh added six. Goalkeeper Marti Rae Grois had 30 saves, including three 5-meter blocks for Paso Robles.

Anna Mullen had 15 saves in two games for the Tigers (6-11). 


Atascadero New Year’s Revolution

The Greyhounds won their home tournament with 234 points.

Daniel Santos place first at 132 pounds, and Jack Clemmensen placed first at 145. Second-place finishers for Atascadero included Seth Burchfield (160 pounds) and Hunter Stemper (195). 

Kyler Torres (152) and Ryan Lombardi (170) each placed third in their respective weight classes for the Greyhounds.

Chaparral took second in the tournament with 220 points, and Washington Union placed third with 170.

Nipomo finished sixth with 134 points, San Luis Obispo was 15th with 69 and Morro Bay placed 16th with 65.


Bishop Diego 49, Mission Prep 46

The Royals (9-6) never trailed until Carlson Pearson hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to put the Cardinals ahead for good.

Quinton Adlesh had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Andy Rowley and Brandon Jones had nine points apiece for Mission Prep.


San Luis Obispo 1, Bakersfield 1, tie

Lukas Holocher scored for the Tigers off a Trevor James assist in their tie with the Drillers.

Michael Lambert had four saves in goal for San Luis Obispo (8-4-3).

Mission Prep 2, St. Joseph 1

Brendan Dryne and Bailey Hungerford scored for the Royals with Hungerford’s penalty kick late in the second half breaking a 1-1 tie.

Peter Bertleson had 15 saves in goal for the Royals (3-11-3).


El Cajon Christian 4, Mission Prep 0

Grace Oscer had eight saves in goal in the loss for the Royals (7-3-1).

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