Prep Roundup: Paso Robles takes fourth at girls water polo tournament

sports@thetribunenews.comJanuary 26, 2013 

The Paso Robles High girls water polo team fell 6-5 in overtime to host Oxnard in the semifinals, finishing fourth out of 27 teams at the Pac View Tournament in Oxnard on Saturday.

Goalkeeper Marti Rae Grois had 22 saves, and Rebecca Tobey had two goals for the Bearcats.

Paso Robles (17-7) earned a spot in the semifinals with a 7-4 win over Buena, powered by two goals from Shannon Rees and 11 saves from Grois.

In the third-place game, the Bearcats fell to Newbury Park 12-4, with two goals apiece from Kylie Pugh and Bailee Magnuson.

“We played well all weekend,” Bearcats coach Duane McRoy said. “One goal kept us out of the championship game. I’m proud of the way the team played.”

Atascadero (14-8) took ninth in the tournament after winning all three of its games Saturday. The Greyhounds defeated Santa Ynez 13-4, Malibu 14-9 and Thousand Oaks 11-7. 

Rachel Gruetzmacher and Claire Leong totaled 12 goals apiece between the three games for Atascadero. Greyhounds goalkeeper Lauren Giggy had 28 saves on the day.

San Luis Obispo (8-15) defeated Bishop Alemany 10-2, led by Emma Tietje with three goals. Sara Gibbs later scored three to lead the Tigers to a 12-1 win over Santa Maria.

Anna Mullen totaled 16 saves for San Luis Obispo.

Palos Verdes 10, Arroyo Grande 4

Morgan Clark scored two goals, and Brooklyn VanderVeen and Delaney Ainsworth added one apiece in the nonleague loss for the Eagles (16-3).

Hannah Wadlow had seven saves in goal for Arroyo Grande.


Mission Prep 61, Immanuel 28

The Royals (16-7) used a 20-6 run in the second quarter to pull away from visiting Immanuel.

Andy Rowley scored 11 points, Ian Stake had nine and Patrick Laird had eight for Mission Prep.

Evan Talbert, Quinton Adlesh and Ben Covington all scored seven points for the Royals.


Morro Bay 32, Los Gatos 22

Hannah Gilbert had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Morro Bay, which never trailed in the nonleague road win.

The Pirates (15-3) led 9-0 after one quarter and 17-10 at halftime. Los Gatos closed to within six points late in the game, but Jerrica Crosby hit a 3-pointer and Cara Schmidt scored to push the lead back to 11 and wrap up the win. 

Oak Park 55, Mission Prep 24

Noelle Laird had 10 points in the loss for the Royals (3-16) at Oak Park.

Mission Prep trailed 20-5 after the first quarter and 34-7 at halftime.

Erin Matsumoto led Oak Park with 13 points.

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