Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo win team races at PAC 7 midseason cross country meet

sports@thetribunenews.comOctober 17, 2013 

The Arroyo Grande High girls continued their cross country dominance Thursday at the PAC 7 midseason meet at Santa Margarita Lake.

Led by Talley Hill, who finished in third place over the 5K course in 20 minutes, 12 seconds, the Eagles won with 27 points. 

Angela Gemignani (fourth, 20:13), Jocelyn Reynolds (fifth, 20:20), Rosa Granados (seventh, 20:28, ) and Leza Cassidy (eighth, 20:20) rounded out the scoring. 

Christian Ricketts (16:22) won the boys race for the Eagles, and Jake Sarver (10th, 16:59), John Nickels (11th, 17:05) and Joey Rogers (12th, 17:06) also had strong days as the Eagles took second with 51 points.

San Luis Obispo won the boys team race with 47 points, led by the 2-3-4 finishes of William Ernst (16:24), David White (16:34) and Jeremy Costello (16:38).

Paso Robles tied with Arroyo Grande with 51 points, but lost out to the Eagles, who had the higher No. 6 runner to break the tie.

Zach Chamberlain (fifth, 16:44), Ethan Serpa (sixth, 16:47) and Kyle Ravera (seventh, 16:49) paced the Paso Robles boys.

Paso Robles was second in the girls team race with 52 points, followed by San Luis Obispo (81) and Atascadero (92).

Paso Robles’ Ashley Davis was the girls individual winner 20:07, and San Luis Obispo’s Kelsey Harper was second in 20:11.

Brittni Frate was sixth for Atascadero in 20:24.

Atascadero boys had 122 point as Daniel Reyes (17:13) led the way in 13th place.


Arroyo Grande 3, Righetti 2

The Eagles beat the Warriors 19-25, 25-18, 21-25, 25-13, 15-10, to remain undefeated in the PAC 7.

Megan McGuigan and Ashlyn Herlihy both had 20 kills for Arroyo Grande (16-8, 8-0). 

McGuigan also had four blocks and three aces. Kacee Hawks had 25 digs for the Eagles, and Alaina Hogeboom had 51 assists. 

Pioneer Valley 3, Paso Robles 0

The Panthers swept the Bearcats 25-23, 25-23, 25-21 in the PAC 7 match.

Morgan Lawson had 11 kills, four blocks and three aces for Paso Robles (8-11, 1-7). Maddi Chace had seven kills and four aces, Abi Venturini had five kills and two blocks and Chloe Kerns had 26 assists for the Bearcats.

Templeton 3, Morro Bay 0

The Eagles swept the Pirates 25-7, 25-23, 25-17 in the Los Padres League match. 

Autumn Russell had 10 kills and five aces, Josi Kelly had 18 assists and eight digs and Marissa Torres had 10 digs for Templeton (12-1, 7-1).

Sierra Emrick, nine kills and 11 blocks, and Sybella Paredes had four kills, four blocks and 12 digs for Morro Bay (10-11, 4-4 LPL)  

Mission Prep 3, Nipomo 2

The Royals came back to defeat the Titans, winning 25-21, 16-25, 20-25, 25-23, 15-11. 

For Mission Prep, Noelle Laird had 14 kills, 30 digs and five aces, Jennifer Laird had 12 kills and 30 digs, Samantha Fernandez had 32 assists, Bella Casola had 16 digs and Tessa Boone had 8 kills.

Coastal Christian 3, Maricopa 0

Bethany Young had nine aces, six kills and three digs as the Conquerors swept 25-7, 25-9, 25-16.

Isabelle Unger had six kills and eight digs, and Roni Garrison had 15 digs, three kills and two aces for Coastal Christian (16-5, 8-1 Coast Valley League). Audrey Berdard had 15 assists.

North County Christian 3, Orcutt Academy 1

The Crusaders won 25-19, 25-11, 23-25, 25-20 as Gabrielle Morrison had seven aces, 19 assists, and seven digs. 

Aliyah Morrison had 16 kills for North County Christian (11-6).

Coast Union over Shandon 

The Broncos picked up a CVL win when Shandon forfeited.


PAC 7 Tournament 

San Luis Obispo shot 222 to win the PAC 7 Tournament, hosted by Pioneer Valley at Blacklake Golf Course. 

Desiree Gillaspy of St. Joseph shot 1-over 34 on the front nine to win medalist honors. 

The top two Tigers were Neha Sikand, who shot 38 and Nora Zakaria, who shot 39. 

Righetti was second in the team race with a 228, and St. Joseph was third with at 239. 

Arroyo Grande (243) finished fourth, Paso Robles finished fifth (259), and Atascadero (272) came in sixth. 

LPL Tournament

Medalist Gaby Bumgardner led host Cabrillo with a 10-over 46 on the front nine at Vandenberg Village Country Club.

The Conquistadores won the team title with a 259. Nipomo was second (269), followed by Morro Bay (281), Santa Ynez (282), Lompoc (308) and Santa Maria (345).

Erin Shusterich led the Titans with a 47. Christine DeLaby and Ashley Ruiz each shot a 52 for Nipomo.

Lily Keogh had a 52, and Gracyn Visel had a 53 for Morro Bay. 


Arroyo Grande 17, Atascadero 1

Melina Rodgers swept 6-1, 6-0, 6-0 in singles to lead the Eagles on the road against the Greyhounds.

Mary Waterman won 6-1, 6-2 for Arroyo Grande (13-1, 10-0 PAC 7). The doubles teams of Joanne Phung and Anglie Gagliano; Hannah Angle and Elizabeth Michniuk; and Olivia Madison and Mekayla Landers all swept.

Victoria Phek won one set 6-4 for Atascadero in singles.

San Luis Obispo 14, Paso Robles 4

Doubles play carried the Tigers, who won all nine sets. 

Annaliese Lippold and Sami Good won 6-1, 6-0, 6-0. 

Caroline Burke and Ivee Collins played two sets together and won 6-2, 6-0. 

Maya O’Brien was the top singles player for San Luis Obispo (8-1 PAC), sweeping 6-0, 6-2, 6-0.

Orcutt Academy 12, Morro Bay 6

The Morro Bay doubles team of Sarah Keas and June Janzen won two out of three sets as the Pirates (3-10) fell to the Spartans.  

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