The Arroyo Grande High boys soccer team split a pair of games at the Hounds and Cats Tournament on Friday in Atascadero and Paso Robles.
Despite allowing a fifth-minute goal, Arroyo Grande rebounded for a 4-1 win over Templeton in the team’s first game.
Arroyo Grande’s Andres Pille assisted Brandon Macias’ goal in the 10th minute to the tie the score.
In the 22nd minute, Christian Garcia scored a goal for Arroyo Grande, and Eliseo Torres scored in the 64th minute on an assist from Garcia.
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Macias added an insurance goal in the 75th minute with an assist by Kodey Williams.
In the day’s second game, Santa Barbara scored all three of its goals in the first half, jumping out to a commanding 3-0 lead.Macias scored Arroyo Grande’s only goal in the 17th minute.
“We kept them scoreless in the second half, but they are a very fast, good team, and it took us the whole first half to figure that out.” said Arroyo Grande coach Brad Bowdey.
Paramount 2, Paso Robles 0; Paso Robles 1, Dos Pueblos 1
Paramount scored in the first half and later scored on a penalty kick near the game’s end in its shutout over Paso Robles (1-1-1).
“We gave up a fluke goal in the first half,” Paso Robles coach Evan Clark said of the loss to Paramount. “In the end, a handball was called on us and Paramount scored on a penalty kick. I don’t think the score reflected the effort we put in. Paramount is a good team and they’re very organized on defense. Our defense did an outstanding job holding them off.”
Porfirio Delgado scored Paso Robles’ (1-1-1) lone goal in the 50th minute of the second half. Delgado was able to put the ball in after Dos Pueblos missed a clearance attempt on a corner kick.
“Despite the draw, I didn’t think that this was the better of our two games today,” Clark said. “I didn’t think Dos Pueblos was as tough as Paramount. They’re a very physical team, though, and we struggled to match their energy and physicality.”
Santa Maria 3, San Luis Obispo 2; San Luis Obispo 1, Cabrillo 0
San Luis Obispo’s Pat Robinson scored the first goal in the 40th minute with a penalty kick in the loss to Santa Maria.
Danual Moon scored for the Tigers in the 63rd minute.
Matt Connely scored in the 20th minute in San Luis Obispo’s second game of the day.
“We played a good disciplined game defensively and it was a good comeback for us because we lost to Cabrillo in conference last year 5-1,” San Luis Obispo coach Johnny Costa said.
Morro Bay 4, Nipomo 3; Palmdale 2, Nipomo 0
Nipomo’s Diego Deleon scored the first goal in the first half to get an early 1-0 lead over the Pirates.
Morro Bay came back and scored a goal to make it 1-1 and scored another in the first half to give it a 2-1 lead going into the second half.
Deleon scored the Titans’ only two other goals; however the Pirates managed one more goal in the second half to get the win.
In the Titans’ second game of the day, Nipomo was held scoreless.
San Luis Obispo 1, Dos Pueblos 1
Shannon Fontes scored for the Tigers in the 24th minute with an assist by Stevie Goo.
Dos Pueblos scored in the 74th minute to tie it.
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Rio Mesa 14, San Luis Obispo 1; San Luis Obispo 6, Marymount 5
Kennedy Peters led San Luis Obispo (1-1), scoring the Tigers’ only goal in the loss to Rio Mesa. Goalie Andie Judson made two saves for the Tigers.
Kim Dellis scored four goals for the Tigers in the win over Marymount.
Judson had five saves.
“We played great and really worked the ball around,” San Luis Obispo coach Kristin Poochigan said, “We didn’t let
(Marymount) control the flow of the game. Losing our first game (at the Newbury Park Invitational) made us want to win the second game more. Kim (Dellis) really stepped up and initiated plays and movement.”
Nipomo 8, Louisville 7; Harvard Westlake 17, Nipomo 3
The Titans (2-1) split a pair of games on the opening day of the Newbury Park Invitational.
Jenny Cardanes scored twice in each of Nipomo’s games.
Shanae Lauridsen and Julia Tatarian added two goals apiece in the Titans win over Louisville while goalie Ashlee McCall made five saves.