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.
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The Greyhounds went 12-11 last year and 3-7 in the PAC 7.