The Arroyo Grande High boys soccer team benefited from an Atascadero own-goal in the final 10 minutes to claim a 1-0 win in a PAC 7 home game Friday.
“We had a lot of chances but just couldn’t get it done, and Arroyo Grande is still the best team we have seen in league and it was, overall, a very complete game,” Greyhounds coach Andrew Wilkie said.
Near the game’s finish, an Atascadero (7-10-4, 1-6-1 PAC 7) defender attempted to clear a ball from the goal box, which ricocheted off a player straight back into the Greyhounds’ net.
Arroyo Grande (14-7-1, 5-2-1 PAC 7) was able to maintain the shutout over the final few minutes to claim the win.
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“It was a very competitive game and was pretty even in the first half. We took control in the second half, and Atascadero played competitive until the last whistle blew,” Arroyo Grande coach Brad Bowdey said.
San Luis Obispo 3, Nipomo 1
The Tigers (5-3 PAC 7) got goals from Pat Robinson and Tyler Davis in the first 10 minutes.
Julio Martinon added a third goal in the second half for San Luis Obispo, which remains in the hunt for a postseason berth.
“There’s still hope for us to get into one of the top spots,” Tigers coach Johnny Costa said.
Mission Prep 4, Firebaugh 1
Sean Robinson scored the first goal for Mission Prep (14-0) on an assist from Neal Hetzel.
After Firebaugh tied it at 1, Hetzel scored and Robinson added his second goal to give the Royals a two-goal lead.
“We started off sluggish in the first 15 minutes, and Firebaugh came out strong, but we pulled it together and were able to control the match by halftime,” Mission Prep coach Bob Galarneau said.
Jesse Andrini scored the final goal for Mission Prep on an assist from Patrick Foran.
Farmersville 7, Coast Union 0
Coast Union (6-5) was shut out on the road.
Arroyo Grande 1, Atascadero 0
Ashley Roese scored the only goal for the Eagles (17-3, 7-1 PAC 7) with an assist from Selene Diaz in the 11th minute.
Cheyenne Rodriguez made three saves for Arroyo Grande.
San Luis Obispo 7, Nipomo 1
Kiele Argente put the Tigers (18-1-2, 7-1 PAC 7) ahead just 55 seconds into the game and added another goal later on.
Brady Candaele scored two goals for San Luis Obispo, which led 3-0 at halftime.
Eva Widstrand, Stevie Goo, Julie Howsmon each scored a goal for the Tigers.
St. Margaret’s 1, Mission Prep 0
St. Margaret’s of San Juan Capistrano scored the only goal in the 75th minute.
“I’m always disappointed when we lose a game,” Royals coach Marcus Des Plantes said. “But this is one of those games where I’m happy with the intensity and heart we played with.”
Mission Prep (8-11) goalkeeper Ella Moberg made 12 saves.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Oxnard 14, Morro Bay 2; Morro Bay 7, Nordhoff 5
The Pirates (4-12) split a pair of games at the Oxnard Tournament.
Candace Milbourne scored three times in the win over Nordhoff, while Megan Long scored twice in each game.
Dani Churchill made 23 total saves over the two games.
San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles, Atascadero, Morro Bay at CIT Tournament
After the first day at the California Invitational Tournament, Atascadero is in first place out of 52 teams and has 11 wrestlers in the championship brackets and two wrestlers in the consolation brackets.
Atascadero’s Josh Lowe at 135 pounds will wrestle Morro Bay’s Pat Kelley in the championship bracket today.
Paso Robles is in 11th place and has three wrestlers in the championship brackets and three wrestlers in the consolation bracket at the CIT Tournament.
Wrestling at 125 pounds Atascadero’s Kyle Ward, Paso Robles Ryan Miller, and Morro Bay’s Kent Beecham all will be wrestling in the championship bracket.
Morro Bay is right behind the Bearcats in 12th place with five wrestlers in championship brackets and two wrestlers in the consolation brackets.
San Luis Obispo has one wrestler left, Josu Gonzalez at 103 pounds in the consolation bracket.