The Atascadero Greyhounds opened their season with a 14-1 boys water polo drubbing of host Lompoc in a nonconference game Tuesday.
The Greyhounds jumped out to a 13-0 lead at the half, led by Austin Miller’s four goals, and Chris Cunningham and Chad Ponek each scored three goals.
Ryan Blanc and Drew Morgan were the other two multi-goal scorers for Atascadero, with two apiece.
Goalie Matt Buckingham anchored the Greyhound defense, tallying five saves as he blanked Lompoc for the first three quarters of the game.
The Greyhounds went 12-11 last year and 3-7 in the PAC 7.