The Atascadero High girls volleyball team opened its season with a 25-10, 25-15, 25-17 home win over Morro Bay on Thursday.
The Greyhounds, coming off a season in which they lost in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 1A playoffs, got a team-high eight kills and three aces from Brianna Norlock.
Atascadero’s Kiah Featherstone contributed in several areas of the match, compiling six kills, two blocks and nine digs.
San Luis Obispo 3, Cabrillo 0
The Tigers started their season well beating Cabrillo in straight sets 25-17, 25-11, 25-17.
Jessica Chellsen and Elizabeth Culpepper had 10 kills apiece for the Tigers.
Arroyo Grande 3, Santa Ynez 0
In their season opener against the Pirates, the Eagles got the victory in straight sets, winning 25-17, 25-13, 25-19.
Kendell VandenBerg led the Eagles with eight kills, while Nicole Leger had seven kills with two aces.
Madi Ventura and Maggie Jo Keffury also played well for the Eagles, getting 26 digs and two aces and 29 assists, three aces, and one block, respectively.
Paso Robles 3, Santa Maria 0
Tess Rountree had a match-high eight kills as Paso Robles swept 25-5, 25-12, 25-7 at home to open the season.
Krista Broderick added six kills for the Bearcats, while Kellie Reynolds had five aces and 17 assists.
Mission Prep 3, St. Joseph 1
Bouncing back after a first-set loss, the Royals were able to take the next three sets to get a 20-25, 25-16, 28-26, 25-20 win over the Knights.
Sophomore Grace Ready led the Royals’ attack with 14 kills, 10 digs, six blocks and three aces.
Andrea Fernandez was also able to come up big for the Royals with 34 digs, 10 kills, and five blocks, and Kerstin Sanders had 24 digs to go with four kills and two blocks.
Templeton 3, Coast Union 2
The Eagles prevailed 26-24, 22-25, 23-25, 25-21, 15-11.
Nicky Ortiz led the Broncos with 11 kills and six blocks, while Katelyn Lorenz added 10 kills.
Sophie Flemion had a match-high 55 assists and added three aces.
San Luis Obispo 18, Mission Prep 0
Coming off last year’s CIF-Southern Section Division III runner-up finish, the Tigers opened the season with a dominating home win.
San Luis Obispo’s Lili Voisinet swept three sets without dropping a game while Abigail Will and Tori Troesch won two apiece.
“Lili Voisinet gave it an outstanding effort today,” Tigers coach Gary Etheredge said. “She played very well.”
The San Luis Obispo tandem of Randi Lee and Lela Heza swept three sets, as did the team of Coreen Owens and Maddie Hansen.
Paso Robles 12, Templeton 6
The Bearcats were able to open their season well against the Eagles with strong play in both singles and doubles.
Maria Petiy was able to sweep the two matches she played, winning 6-2 and 6-1 for the Bearcats.
The Paso Robles doubles team of Nicole Evenson and Riley Carwana swept their three matches, winning 6-2, 6-3, 7-6.
Maddi Coons and Elli Bernal also swept their three matches at 7-5, 6-3, and 6-2.
Coast Union 11, Santa Maria 7
With strong play in their singles matches, the Broncos were able to take their season-opening match against the Saints.
In singles, Alex Zargosa was able to win all three of her individual matches, while both Nikki Anderson and Rubi Martinez took two of their three matches.
Paso Robles 245, Nipomo 267
Nicki Todaro led the Bearcats with a personal-best 44 over nine holes at Monarch Dunes.
Ashley Levanduski (45) and Kim Bergin (46) rounded out the top three for Paso Robles.
Sarah Clark carded a 49 to lead Nipomo while Courtney Cuzick shot a 50.
San Luis Obispo 245, Morro Bay 284
Kaitlyn Guy paced the Tigers, winning medalist honors after carding a 43 for nine holes at Dairy Creek.
Gillian Johnson and Nora Zakaria added a 48 for San Luis Obispo.
Jennifer Baltimore led Morro Bay with a 51, while Michelle Cordova added a 55.
BOYS WATER POLO
Nipomo 19, Pioneer Valley 1
The Titans got a game-high five goals from Cole Holloway in a dominating season-opening win.
Brennan Bryant added four goals while J.W. Dobbe scored three and Kirk Wilenius made 12 saves for Nipomo.
Santa Ynez 12, Paso Robles 11
The Pirates and the Bearcats both opened their seasons well in a tight match that saw the game-winning goal come with 19 seconds left.
Paso Robles led 7-2 at halftime and led 11-7 entering the fourth quarter.
Bearcats coach Duane McRoy said the key to the game came in the third quarter when his team seemed to become stagnant, making bad passes and allowing too many successful counter attacks.
Austin McCall led Paso Robles with four goals, while Spencer Silva added three.
Atascadero 9, Cabrillo 6
With consistent offense after the first quarter and solid defense throughout, the Greyhounds were able to win their season opener.
The first quarter saw no offensive action, but started to pick up in the second when the Atascadero scored three times. Going into the fourth quarter down by three, Cabrillo was able to make it close, but the Greyhounds put in two more to seal the victory.
Eric Degama and Chad Ponek each had three goals for the Greyhounds while Chris Driesdach, Chris Cunningham, and Austin Miller scored once apiece.
Morro Bay at San Luis Obispo
The game has been rescheduled to Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. after Sinsheimer Pool was shut down for unknown reasons.