Playing in his first match of the season, Nipomo High’s Marc Baker scored a match-high six goals to lead the Titans to a 12-7 road win over Paso Robles on Tuesday.
Baker missed the season opener with a shoulder injury but was back just in time for coach Justin Jewell.
“It was great to have Marc back in the pool,” Jewell said. “He played very well for his first game of the year.”
Austin McCall scored five goals for Paso Robles (0-2), which battled to tie the score at 3 early but allowed Nipomo (2-0) to score the final three goals of the first half.
“Everytime we battled and got back close they’d get a couple scores to take control,” Bearcats coach Duane McRoy said.
Tyler Dukes made a match-high 14 saves for the Bearcats, while Kirk Wilenius made seven for Nipomo.
“We threw some stuff at (Wilenius),” McRoy said. “He was the big difference. He’d make a superb save and then they were able to counter.”
Cole Holloway and J.W. Dobbe added two goals apiece for Nipomo.
Arroyo Grande 8, Cabrillo 3
In the final game of its pre-conference schedule, Arroyo Grande defeated Cabrillo in front of a home crowd.
Arroyo Grande (4-2) entered Tuesday’s game tired from its grueling weekend schedule at Thousand Oak’s Conejo Classic tournament (where the Eagles finished 11th of 36 teams), but Arroyo Grande outscored Cabrillo 3-1 in the first period and hung onto its lead for the rest of the game.
The Eagles took a 6-3 advantage into the final frame and put the game away with a pair of goals.
“We were a little tired from the weekend, but we played through it,” Eagles coach Steven Allen said.
Tanner Sandman followed his game winner against Newbury Park in the final game of the Conejo Classic with a team-best four goals. Kevin Meffert, Arroyo Grande’s leading scorer on the year, had three goals.
John Kullman added eight saves.
The Eagles will open PAC 7 play Tuesday against Righetti.
Santa Ynez 8, San Luis Obispo 4
Andy Allison and Casey Blauer scored two goals apiece for the Tigers (4-2), while Darren Paul and Sam Duval combined on 13 blocks in the loss.
Santa Ynez 214, San Luis Obispo 249
Santa Ynez’s Kristin Henno and Sarah Sanger shared medalist honors after carding a 39 over nine holes at Dairy Creek Golf Course.
San Luis Obispo’s Nora Zakaria shot a 47 to lead the Tigers. while Gillian Johnson carded a 48.
Arroyo Grande 13, Santa Ynez 5
Arroyo Grande freshman Lauren Hayashi won two singles sets without dropping a game to lead the Eagles.
Mia McKinstry and Caitlyn Milich won two singles sets apiece, as did the doubles team of Stephani and Amber Domako.
Kimmy Turner and Brianna Flood won two sets before Brianna Flood was replaced by Alexis Flood for a third-set victory.
Paso Robles 17, Nipomo 1
Paso Robles (2-0) won its second straight match to start the season.
Maria Petiy and Morgan Sarrior were almost perfect on the day, as they lost one game in three singles sets, winning 6-1, 6-0, 6-0.
Paso Robles’ doubles combo of Maddi Coons and Elli Bernal didn’t drop a game, winning 6-0, 6-0, 6-0.
Templeton 15, Coast Union 3
Coast Union won its first doubles set of the season, but Templeton kept the Broncos (0-3) winless.
The Broncos’ doubles team of Allie Sesser and Morgan May scored a 6-4 win over the Eagles.
Nikki Anderson and Alex Zaragoza picked up the other two set wins for the Broncos in singles.
San Luis Obispo 3, Morro Bay 0
San Luis Obispo won at Morro Bay in straight sets, 25-7, 25-20, 25-12.
The Tigers (6-2), fresh off of winning the gold consolation bracket title at their home tournament over the weekend (11th place of 34 teams overall), continued their strong play.
Jessica Chellsen and Elizabeth Culpepper led the Tigers with 10 kills apiece, and Kennedy Peters had 22 assists.
“We played really well all the way around,” San Luis Obispio coach Manny Carter said. “We stayed in every point and didn’t let up.”
Paso Robles 3, Lompoc 0
Krista Broderick and Tess Rountree had seven kills and seven digs each to lead Paso Robles to a 25-14, 25-10, 25-8 win.
Spencer Young added 23 assists for the Bearcats (2-0).
Atascadero 3, Cabrillo 0
The Greyhounds won 25-21, 25-22, 25-19 on the road.
Brianna Norlock and Kiah Featherstone each had 13 kills and eight digs to lead Atascadero (4-4).
Templeton 3, Pioneer Valley 0
Natalie Madson had a match-high eight kills to lead Templeton to a 25-18, 25-19, 25-15 win.
Coming off a match in which the Eagles (2-0) needed a career-high 15 aces from Jeanine Madson to escape Coast Union in five sets, the Eagles had an easier time against Pioneer Valley.
“My girls thus far haven’t played to their level,” Templeton coach Jodi Kelly said. “But tonight we were able to get a win out of it.”
Natalie Madson had a team-high eight kills, while Heather Fields added six and Natalie Maloney had a match-high 27 digs.
Nipomo 3, Coast Union 2
In two matches this season, the Broncos have two hard-fought five set losses. This time, Coast Union fell 26-24, 20-25, 25-16, 23-25, 15-12 at Nipomo.
“It was another knock down, drag-out fight,” Coast Union coach Pam Kenyon said. “It was neck-and-neck the whole way, but we let it slip away.”
Junior setter Sophie Flemion anchored the Coast Union attack by distributing 36 assists. Carla Soco (eight kills), Kaitlyn Lorenz (six kills) and Nicky Ortiz (six kills) also had good matches for the Broncos.