The Arroyo Grande High girls water polo team got a game-high three goals from Stephanie Stern as the Eagles crushed Paso Robles 16-0 to pick up a PAC 7 home victory on Thursday afternoon.
The Eagles (10-0, 3-0 PAC 7), ranked No. 1 in Division IV of the CIF-Southern Section, got goals from 12 of their 14 players, including two each from Ally Greene and Melanie Johnson. Despite such a balanced offensive attack, Arroyo Grande coach Steven Allen was more impressed with his team’s defensive effort.
“Our group is pretty deep defensively,” Allen said. “The girls played great to allow no goals.”
The Eagles jumped out to an early 8-0 lead after one quarter, putting the game immediately out of reach.
“This group does a really good job early in the game,” Allen said. “We could have stopped (applying the pressure) at 4-0, but they kept playing hard, which was nice.”
The Eagles will host their Arroyo Grande Winter Classic this weekend, where a potential matchup against No. 2 Rio Mesa lurks on Saturday.
“It’s nice to have a high-level local tournament,” Allen said. “We’re certain to get plenty of tough games this weekend.”
San Luis Obispo 17, Pioneer Valley 1Ellie Morgan led a balanced San Luis Obispo (6-3, 3-0 PAC 7) attack, scoring three goals.
In all, 11 different Tigers scored, including Chelsea Steiner, Kim Bellis, Kennedy Peters and Abby Hollister, who scored two goals apiece.
“Our main focus was to keep the ball moving,” San Luis Obispo coach Kristin Poochigian said. “That’s been our problem in previous games, and we were able to work on it (Thursday).”
Atascadero 10, Nipomo 5Kelsey Ryburn and Justine Cooper led Atascadero (6-4, 2-1 PAC 7) with three goals each. Goalie Loren Kasenberg made 12 saves for the Greyhounds.
“(Kelsey and Justine’s) goals were pretty key. It was a kind of quiet first half,” Atascadero coach Mitch Stafford said. “We had a hard time putting the ball in the cage and we stole the third quarter.”
BOYS SOCCERMission Prep 2, Cabrillo 1Patrick Foran opened scoring for the Royals (10-0) with a goal in the first minute on an assist by Neal Hetzel. In the 15th minute, Cabrillo tied things up but a penalty kick late in the first half gave Mission Prep a 2-1 lead.
Santa Maria 6, Templeton 0The Saints controlled the center of the pitch in the first half, scoring four times before the break. Jonah Yamagata made 10 saves for the Eagles (1-9, 0-2 Los Padres League).
Morro Bay 7, St. Joseph 0Ricky Peterson opened the scoring for Morro Bay (7-5-1, 2-0 LPL) with a goal in the 34th minute, ending the first half 1-0 for the Pirates.
Peterson scored again in the 45th. Cody Chavez scored in the 50th and 77th minutes, Adam Valine added one in the 64th and Miguel Sanchez scored two in the 70th and 78th.
“In our last five games we’ve been pretty consistent as far as bringing in at least three goals,” Morro Bay coach Tomas Arreola said. “We have a lot of power up front and with our wings. We’re a very complete team and I feel like this is going to be our year.”
Coast Union 11, Orcutt Academy 3Victor Casas and Omar Catalan led Coast Union (4-2) with three goals each in the first half.
The Broncos led 9-1 at halftime and five other players scored one goal each for Coast Union.
“I would have liked to see more work on our short game,” Broncos coach Moises Jimenez said, “but our kids found a weakness in playing long ball and they took advantage of it.”
GIRLS SOCCERTempleton 7, Santa Maria 0The Eagles (3-2-2, 2-0 Los Padres League) got two goals each from Lindsey Wyatt and Kylie Zarmati in a home win.
Cabrillo 4, Mission Prep 1Kori Disarufino scored the lone goal for Mission Prep (6-10) on an assist from Sophia Smidth. The Royals got seven saves from Ella Moberg.
WRESTLINGMorro Bay 61, Santa Maria 0The Pirates (3-0, 1-0 LPL) got off to a strong league start, shutting out Santa Maria, including winning six bouts by pin.
Zach Haworth, Chris Kim, Kent Beecham, Dolin Mininni, Bronson Gonzalez and Jimmy Tomac all won via pin for Morro Bay, which is ranked No. 1 in Division VI of the Southern Section.
Also winning for the Pirates were Jaccob Carlson, Justin Martinez, Dom Woods, Frank Martinez and Trevor Reddell.