The San Luis Obispo High girls volleyball team lost in the semifinals of the gold contender bracket after going 2-1 in pool play at the San Luis Obispo Mid-State Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.
San Luis Obispo (8-1) beat Calabasas 25-16, 25-20 and Lemoore 25-20, 25-14 before falling to Clovis East 25-20, 25-19. In the first playoff match, the Tigers beat Buena 25-21, then fell to Louisville in the semis 25-22.
The finish placed San Luis Obispo in the top 15, coach Manny Carter said.
Holland Boege led the Tigers with 31 kills, and Kaitlyn Kimball added 16 kills.
Merissa Brancart had 78 assists, and Callie Hamari had 31 digs.
Paso Robles (6-3) won all three pool play games and advanced to the playoffs in the silver bracket, where the Bearcats defeated Pioneer Valley 25-22 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Paso Robles fell to Sanger, the eventual bracket champion, before bouncing back to take third place in the bracket with a 25-17 win over Hoover.
Arroyo Grande (5-4) went 1-2 in pool play, then advanced to the championship game of the gold consolation bracket, where the Eagles defeated Rocklin 25-19.
Atascadero (3-6) lost three games in pool play, then fell to Rocklin in the consolation playoffs 25-23.
No other scores from the tournament were reported to The Tribune.
North County Christian at David Lowe Memorial Tournament
The Crusaders overcame losing the first game to beat host Valley Christian to win the championship match in Santa Maria.
The Crusaders beat Valley Christian 25-27, 26-15, 15-5 in the final to win the tournament, reportedly for the first time since 1997.
The Crusaders beat Valley Christian earlier Saturday 25-20, 25-15, then topped Maricopa 25-16, 25-10, and finished out pool play undefeated with a 25-11, 25-20 win over Cuyama Valley, which North County Christian then turned around and played again in the semifinals, earning a 25-10, 25-16 win.
North County Christian (9-3) was led by tournament MVP Aliyah Morrison, who had 26 aces and 48 kills in five matches. Gabrielle Morrison, who made the all-tournament team, had 26 digs and 74 assists on the day.
Garces 11, San Luis Obispo 7
The Tigers got two wins at singles and five at doubles but fell to Garces.
San Luis Obispo drops to 2-2.