Prep Soccer Roundup: San Luis Obispo plays emotional first game since Maier’s death

Paso Robles scores in the first half and holds on for a 1-0 win over San Luis Obispo

sports@thetribunenews.comFebruary 1, 2013 

Jordan Knauer, right, looks in as the San Luis Obispo High boys soccer team gathers to remember Alex Maier before its game with Paso Robles on Friday. A memorial for Maier, which is open to the public, will be held at 2 p.m. today at Holt Field at SLO High.

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The Paso Robles High boys soccer team traveled to San Luis Obispo on Friday night, earning a 1-0 victory over the Tigers in a PAC 7 matchup.

It was the first game for San Luis Obispo since Tigers player Alex Maier died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a car accident Monday night after the Tigers’ 8-0 win over St. Joseph in San Luis Obispo.

“San Luis Obispo played great considering the circumstances they were playing under,” Bearcats coach Omar McPherson said. “It was great to see them play well.”

The Tigers had a number of chances in the first half, including a shot that rattled off the crossbar. The game’s only goal came from Paso Robles’ Felipe Aguilar, who scored off an assist by Daniel Miramontes in the 23rd minute.

Both teams are 4-6 in PAC 7 play.

Juan Carlos Montoya had four saves in goal for the Bearcats, and Michael Lambert had three for San Luis Obispo.

Arroyo Grande 2, Atascadero 1

Chris Herrera and Raul Munoz scored for the Eagles in their home win.

Oscar Munoz had both assists for Arroyo Grande  (14-7-2, 8-1-1 PAC 7).

David Ramirez scored for the Greyhounds off an assist by Patrick Hammer, and David Hernandez had six saves in goal for Atascadero (7-12-1, 2-7).

GIRLS SOCCER

San Luis Obispo 2, Paso Robles 1

The Tigers won in their first game since Maier’s death. Both teams came together on the field for a moment of silence before the game.

Brady Candaele and Kelsey Shetler scored for San Luis Obispo (8-1 PAC 7), and goalkeeper Lily McCann had five saves.

“The girls did a great job,” San Luis Obispo coach Kaleena Andruss said. “It took a lot of courage for them to go out there tonight and play the way they did and I’m very proud of them.”

Arroyo Grande 1, Atascadero 0

Nadine Reed scored off an assist by Lupita Leon to secure a PAC 7 win for the Eagles in Atascadero.

Sarah Doughty had five saves in goal, and Kendall Bowers had two for Arroyo Grande (13-1-6, 8-1-1).

Coast Union 5, Orcutt Academy 0

Cristy Plasencia scored twice, and Maritza Cortez, Amy Avina and Patty Bucio scored a goal apiece for the Broncos (10-7-1).

Gabby Bucio had four saves in goal for Coast Union.

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