Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande, Templeton, Mission Prep among girls volleyball playoff winners

Atascadero only boys water polo team that wins in the wild-card round of playoffs

sports@thetribunenews.comNovember 12, 2013 

The Arroyo Grande High girls volleyball team swept visiting Rowland 25-15, 25-16, 25-18 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2AA playoffs Tuesday. 

“We had a high hit percentage,” Arroyo Grande coach Ernie Santa Cruz said. “Ashlyn Herlihy and Megan McGuigan both hit over .500 and were pretty much our whole offense.”

Herlihy had 19 kills, and McGuigan had 12 and two aces for Arroyo Grande (21-8), and Alaina Hogeboom had 40 assists. 

North Torrance 3, San Luis Obispo 0

Molly Maguire had six aces and five blocks, but the Tigers were swept 25-20, 25-18, 
25-20 in the Division 2AA playoffs.

Holland Boege had four kills for the Tigers (17-11).

Templeton 3, Schurr 1

Templeton came back to beat Schurr 24-26, 25-17, 25-21, 25-13 to open the Division 3A playoffs. 

“We struggled with coming out with fire,” coach Jodi Kelly said. “We started slow and let the first set get away from us. We had the set point (in the first set) one time and didn’t finish.”

Autumn Russell led the Eagles with 17 kills and three aces. Mari Stewart followed for Templeton (16-7) with 12 kills and four aces. 

Josi Kelly tallied 26 assists, and Marissa Torres led with 29 digs for the Eagles. 

Morro Bay 3, Gabrielino 2

The Pirates topped the Eagles 25-19, 22-25, 16-25, 25-19, 15-11 in the first round of the Division 3A playoffs. 

Gabrielino was the second-seeded team in the division entering the match and undefeated in the Mission Valley League. 

Kassie McClory had 13 kills and 19 digs for Morro Bay (9-11). Sybella Paredes tallied 11 kills and 25 digs for the Pirates. 

Dani Donaldson had 25 assists, and Amaya Toke had 22 digs for Morro Bay.           

El Monte 3, Nipomo 0

The Lions ended the Titans’ season with their 26-24, 25-10, 25-19 sweep in the first round of the Division 3A playoffs. 

Taylor Nevitt and Sam Baker had nine kills apeice for Nipomo (10-10). Nevitt added 13 digs, and three blocks, and Baker added 12 digs.

Megan Penaflor had 14 assists, 16 digs and four aces for the Titans. 

Mission Prep 3, St. Monica Catholic 2

The Royals stunned the Mariners by rallying from  a 2-0 deficit to win 23-25, 14-25, 25-19, 25-23, 16-14. 

St. Monica Catholic was the No. 4 seed in the CIF-Southern Section Division 4AA playoffs, and Mission Prep is an at-large team.

Tessa Boone had 16 kills to lead the Royals (14-4). Noelle Laird had 15 kills, and Rachel Hindmarsh and Jennifer Laird each had nine kills.

“After the second set, I told them this was CIFs. We can come back,” Mission Prep coach Chuck Fox said. “Even I didn’t think they would do it like this. I can’t even describe how crazy and awesome this game was for us.”

Coast Union 3, Upland Christian 0

Itzel Saavedra had seven kills as the Broncos (12-7) beat the Eagles 25-15, 25-22, 25-18 in the Division 5AA playoffs.

Cristina Plasencia had eight digs. Coast Union plays at Santa Clarita Christian on Thursday.

North County Christian 3, Alverno 0

The Crusaders swept the defending Division 5AA champs 25-16, 25-18, 27-25. 

Aliyah Morrison had 13 kills and six digs, Madison Morrison had five aces and seven digs, Gabrielle Morrison had 19 assists and three aces, and Hannah Miller had nine digs. 

North County Christian (15-8) will travel to Edwards Air Force Base to face No. 2 seed Desert on Thursday.

BOYS WATER POLO

Atascadero 17, Warren 9

Dylan Hughes had eight goals, and Dylan Linnenkamp had six goals to lead the Greyhounds in the South Section Division 4 wild-card playoffs. 

Nathan Hendrickson, Sebastian Cornejo, and Blake Archibald each scored a goals for Atascadero (12-16), which advanced to face Los Osos, the No. 1 team in the division, on Thursday.

James Fisher also had 12 saves for Atascadero.

Yucaipa 11, San Luis Obispo 6

Dan Crozier, Tim Mas and Emerson Trout all scored a pair of goals, but the Tigers fell to Yucaipa in the Division 4 wild-card playoffs. 

Connor Troy had 15 saves in goal for San Luis Obispo (18-11).

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