Arroyo Grande girls volleyball took down San Luis Obispo Thursday night in a battle of cross town rivals in Arroyo Grande.
Arroyo Grande's Emily Sonny led all players with 21 kills and 15 digs in the 25-11, 25-12, 25-16 win.
"It was a well played game by San Luis, but we were able to win because of our ball control," Arroyo Grande coach Ernie Santa Cruz said. "Any time we play SLO the girls are motivated."
Middle blocker Ashlyn Herlihy, the other half of Arroyo Grande's big two, had 13 kills and nine digs in the match.
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"They're super athletes," San Luis Obispo coach Marci Beddall of Sonny and Herlihy. "They might be two of the best female athletes in the area."
Beddall said the Tigers game plan was to shut down Sonny and Herligy, but the Eagles came out aggressive and overpowered the defense.
Arroyo Grande's Brynn Thoming added seven digs, three kills and two aces to push the Eagles to 9-1 overall and 3-1 in the PAC 8.
San Luis Obispo's big hitter Holland Boege had 16 kills and six digs. Rilee Day led the Tigers (7-8, 2-1 PAC 8) with 12 digs and Merissa Brancart had 22 assists. The Tigers resume league play on Tuesday with a match against Pioneer Valley.
Arroyo Grande travels to Paso Robles on Tuesday.
These two teams will meet again at San Luis Obispo on Oct. 20.