Jeffrey Gomez scored a match-high seven goals to lead the San Luis Obispo High boys water polo team to a 16-7 win over St. Joseph in a PAC 7 match Tuesday in Santa Maria.
The Tigers jumped to a 5-1 lead after the first quarter and didn’t look back.
Jackson Allison added three goals for San Luis Obispo (2-2 PAC 7).
“Jeffrey and Jackson played a really good offensive two-man game today,” Tigers coach Aaron Sue said. “The rest of the team was able to work the ball to them cleanly so they could receive good passes.”
Trevor Meinhold added two goals for San Luis Obispo while Sam Duval and Darren Paul made seven saves each.
Arroyo Grande 12, Paso Robles 8
Arroyo Grande improved to 4-1 in PAC 7 play with a victory over Paso Robles.
The Eagles (12-8) led 6-4 at the half and outscored the Bearcats (6-9, 2-2) 3-1 in the third to seal the victory.
“We pulled away in the third when our counter-attack finally started going well,” Eagles coach Steven Allen said.
Paso Robles coach Duane McRoy echoed the thought.
“The third period was key it was a very close game but we fell flat for a three minute spell and Arroyo Grande took advantage,” McRoy said.
Paso Robles’ Spencer Silva had a game-high four goals, and Austin McCall followed with three.
Nickolas Ruiz, Kevin Meffert, and Tanner Sandman led the Eagles with three goals apiece, and John Kullman had a team-high 5 saves.
San Luis Obispo 3, St. Joseph 1
The Tigers remained unbeaten in league play, winning 25-17, 25-12, 19-25, 25-16 on the road.
Jessica Chellsen led San Luis Obispo (14-4, 4-0 PAC 7) with 10 kills while Kennedy Peters added 28 assists.
“We didn’t play like it was A.G. or Atascadero tonight,” Tigers coach Manny Carter said.
“But St. Joseph played well tonight. They played scrappy and gave us a hard time.”
Linnea Ramirez had a team-best 26 digs for San Luis Obispo.
————Atascadero 3, Righetti 2
The Greyhounds escaped Santa Maria with a 25-14, 19-25, 23-25, 25-23, 15-11 PAC 7 win.
Kiah Featherstone had a team-high 14 kills and 19 digs, while Brianna Norlock added 13 kills and 14 digs.
Haley Ogden had 38 assists for Atascadero (2-3 PAC 7), while Brittany Davis added nine kills.
Nipomo 3, Lompoc 0
Nipomo used a season-high 17 aces to defeat Lompoc in straight sets and keep its Los Padres League record unblemished.
The Titans (14-8, 4-0 LPL) dispatched the Braves (1-11, 0-4) 25-22, 25-13, 25-16.
“We worked on the jump serves and hitting our spots in practice,” Nipomo coach Erin Alves said.
Nipomo’s Candyce Vanancil led her team with six aces, and Stephanie Persky had nine kills and five aces for the Titans.
Coast Union 3, Coastal Christian 1
Coast Union remained unbeaten in a battle for Coast Valley League dominance, winning 17-25, 25-17, 25-14, 27-25 in Cambria.
“We came into the league knowing that Coastal was the powerhouse,” Coast Union coach Pam Kenyon said.
“We were pretty geared up and focused on playing them.”
Nicky Ortiz had a game-high 14 kills for the Broncos (5-4, 4-0) while Keala Houston added six to go along with a match-high seven aces.
Sophie Flemion had a match-high 37 assists to go along with six kills and six blocks for the Broncos.
Shandon 3, North County Christian 2
After being called up for her first varsity start, Kaysi Butler led North County Christian with 23 digs, but the Crusaders narrowly lost in five sets.
With the 22-25, 26-24, 25-21, 16-25, 15-10 loss, the Crusaders’ league record dropped to 1-4.
Brianna Feld led North County Christian in aces (10) and kills (nine), and Cristy Scarson had eight kills. Cheyenne Ricks added a team-high 19 assists.
San Luis Obispo 12, Righetti 5
Abigail Will and Lili Voisinet swept three singles sets each for the Tigers (5-2, 4-1 PAC 7).
The Tigers’ doubles team of Maddie Hansen and Randi Lee won two of three sets before the last set had to be called due to rain and darkness.
Nipomo 11, Lompoc 7
Backed by three singles wins by Tessa Underwood, the Titans got their first victory of the season.
Bobbi Johnson and Kelly Barrett swept three doubles sets for Nipomo (1-9, 1-4 LPL).
San Luis Obispo 235, Paso Robles 248
Katelyn Guy earned medalist honors for San Luis Obispo in a match originally scheduled for last week.
Guy’s 41 for nine holes at the par-35 Dairy Creek Golf Course was three shots ahead of Paso Robles’ Ashley Levanduski.
Gillian Johnson (45) finished third for the Tigers while Tori Sepulveda carded a 46 for the Bearcats.