Despite playing several players out of position and missing every senior on the roster, the Mission Prep girls volleyball team beat Dunn 25-19, 25-13, 25-18 on Friday.
“All of our seniors were gone on retreat, so we had a lot of players playing new positions,” Royals coach Michelle Lakey said. “It was good to see how versatile our players are. Grace Ready did an especially great job playing middle blocker for the first time.”
Ready had eight kills, five digs and four aces. Kerstin Sanders added seven kills and nine digs, and setter Maggie Boneso had 23 assists and five digs.
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San Marcos 9 (77), San Luis Obispo 9 (71)
The Tigers (6-3) improved two points from a loss to San Marcos earlier this season, this time falling in games won as each team won nine sets.
San Luis Obispo’s Lili Voisinet won all three of her singles sets, including a win over highly touted Caitlin Mannix.
“The girls have shown a lot of improvement over the past few matches,” Tigers coach Gary Etheredge said. “I thought they played fantastic today.”
Atascadero 15, Pioneer Valley 3
The Greyhounds swept all nine doubles sets, as Marissa Jordan and Allie Keefer won three sets, as did the teams of Kelly Boycourt and Ilona Istenes, and Mallory Miller and Sydney Sima.
Bailey Taunt won two of three singles sets for Atascadero (7-3, 5-3 PAC 7).
Orcutt Academy 17, Mission Prep 1
The doubles team of Ricquel Santos and Sophie Seid won the lone set for the Royals (0-8).
Coast Union 9, Sierra Pacific 0
Coast Union took all nine matches against Sierra Pacific.
Naomi Hernandez, Alex Hernandez, Dalia Zaragoza, Harper Sasseman, Emily Gallup all won their first matches of the season in the victory.
BOYS WATER POLO
Paso Robles 11, Wilcox 4
The Bearcats (8-9) came back from an early 2-0 deficit to get the win against Wilcox at the Aptos Tournament.
“Wilcox started up 2-0, and then we realized that we were playing water polo. Once we were able to tie them, we really took control of the game,” Bearcats coach Duane McRoy said. “Austin McCall had a great game, but it was really our team defense that helped us get open shots leading to easier goals.”
McCall had a team-high six goals. Zane Harvey and Chris Vinson each had two. Tyler Dukes had 13 saves in goal.