The Morro Bay High girls volleyball team came from behind to get a five-set home win against Cabrillo to gain ground in the Los Padres League standings Tuesday.
The Pirates (3-3 LPL) entered into a third-place tie with Templeton and are a game behind the Conquistadors (4-2) after prevailing in the back and forth match 21-25, 25-20, 23-25, 25-17, 15-13.
Olivia Watt led the Pirates with 14 kills, followed by Tia Gacad (12 kills) and Nicky Fubler (eight kills).
Kylie Gacad fed the front line, including twin Tia, for 43 assists.
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“They played with a whole lot of heart, they were not going to give up on the ball,” Morro Bay coach Brian Plunkett said.
Paso Robles 3, Righetti 0
Paso Robles dispatched Righetti in three games to end the first round of league play in second place with a record of 5-1.
Tess Rountree did a little bit of everything with three aces, 14 kills, two blocks and four digs to help the Bearcats win 25-12, 25-16, 25-19.
Entering the second round of league play, Paso Robles has home games against first-place San Luis Obispo (6-0) and third-place Arroyo Grande (4-2) to compete for the league title.
Arroyo Grande 3, St. Joseph 0
The Eagles got a 25-11, 25-20, 25-20 victory.
Alyssa Koenig had a team-high 12 kills for Arroyo Grande, while Kendall VandenBerg added nine and Nicole Leger had eight.
Madi Venura had a team-high 15 digs and Kate Reinhart added 13 for the Eagles (9-3, 4-2 PAC 7).
Mission Prep 3, Santa Maria 0
The Royals cruised, winning 25-6, 25-17, 25-17 at home.
Andrea Fernandez had a strong all-around night with 22 digs, five kills, four aces and two blocks for Mission Prep (6-2).
Kerstin Sanders had seven of the Royals’ 22 aces and added seven digs while Deirdre Laird had 18 assists and five digs.
Santa Ynez 3, Nipomo 0
Nipomo was swept by first-place Santa Ynez 25-14, 25-16, 25-10 to end the first half of LPL play in a tie for second.
With the loss, Nipomo (14-10, 4-2) is tied with Cabrillo, although the Conquistadors have the tiebreaker after a five-set win over the Titans earlier in the year. Both teams trail undefeated Santa Ynez (6-0).
Junior Stephanie Persky chipped in six kills for the Titans.
Templeton 3, Lompoc 0
Templeton beat Lompoc in three games to remain in a third-place tie with Morro Bay.
The Eagles (5-5, 3-3) experimented with a 5-1 offensive set, and it paid off with a straight set 25-18, 25-12, 25-20 win.
Sisters Jeanine and Natalie Madson led the Eagles with 10 and 9 kills, respectively.
Coastal Christian 3, Valley Christ. 0
Coastal Christian swept Valley Christian to improve its Coast Valley League record to 6-1 .
Leslie Henry led the team with 14 kills and Koral Wright had 25 digs in the 25-16, 25-14, 25-20 victory. JoAnn Lindstaedt added 26 assists.
Coast Union 3, North County Christian 0
Coast Union preserved its perfect record in league with a straight-set win over North County Christian.
The Broncos (7-5, 6-0 CVL) got 32 assists and three aces from Sophie Flemion, and Nicky Ortiz had seven kills and three blocks in the 25-13, 25-21, 25-22 win.
Junior Katelyn Lorenz added six kills and four aces, and Broncos coach Pam Kenyon noted that her play late in the third set helped seal the match.
Jessica Lindquist led all players with nine kills for the Crusaders (3-9, 1-5).
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San Luis Obispo 23, Pioneer Valley 7
San Luis Obispo had 14 different players score in its victory over Pioneer Valley to move into a fourth-place tie in the PAC 7.
The Tigers’ Jackson Allison, Tyler Lesage and Jeffrey Gomez had three goals apiece, but the entire roster got a piece of the action against the Pioneers.
San Luis Obispo (9-8) is tied with Atascadero for fourth, a half game behind 3-2 Paso Robles.
Arroyo Grande 10, St. Joseph 2
Tanner Sandman scored three goals, while Kevin and Dennis Meffert added two apiece for the Eagles (13-4, 5-1 PAC 7).
Chandler Mankins and John Kullman combined to make seven saves for Arroyo Grande.
Arroyo Grande 17, Righetti 1
The Eagles (11-0, 7-0 PAC 7) swept all nine singles sets to remain undefeated.
Arroyo Grande’s Mia McKinstry and Lauren Hayashi both swept three singles sets, while Caitlin Milich won two and Elizabeth Mero added one win.
The doubles team of Kimmy Turner and Brianna Flood dropped just three games in three-set victories, and Maurisa Dominguez won three doubles sets with partners Courtney King and Karina Hromyak.
“The girls continue to improve and have not let up going into the second half of the season,” Eagles coach Lori Hollister said.
San Luis Obispo 16, Atascadero 2
The Tigers got three singles wins from Lili Voisinet, and two each from Tori Troesch and Abigail Will en route to sweeping all nine singles sets.
San Luis Obispo (7-4. 6-1 PAC 7) also got three doubles wins from the team of Maddie Hansen and Randi Lee.
Paso Robles 14, Pioneer Valley 4
Paso Robles got doubles sweeps from Maddie Coon and Ellie Bernal as well as the tandem of Nicole Evenson and Riley Carauna.
Maria Petiy and Morgan Farrior won two of three singles sets for the Bearcats (5-4, 2-4 PAC 7).
Petiy improved to 23-4 this season in singles competition.
Templeton 12, Lompoc 6
Erin Roberts won three singles sets for Templeton, as did the doubles tandem of Shelby Baumgardner and Nicole Roberts.
Danielle Grassi, and the doubles team of Mimi Cline and Sammar Smesne, won two sets apiece.
Santa Ynez 15, Nipomo 3
Tessa Underwood was a bright spot for Nipomo in its road loss to first place Santa Ynez.
Underwood won two of three matches winning 6-1, 6-4, and losing 6-3. With the performance, Underwood improvedher league record to 15-6.
Emily Ineman led Santa Ynez with a sweep in singles (6-3, 6-0, 6-0) to help her team stay a perfect 7-0 in league.
Santa Maria 15, Mission Prep 3
Ricquel Santos and Sophie Seid provided singles victories for the Royals (0-9).
The doubles team of Rita Preciado and Amalene Bartlett picked up the other set for Mission Prep.
Paso Robles 255, Arroyo Grande 262
Paso Robles’ Ashley Levanduski earned medalist honors in the dual at Cypress Ridge Golf Course with a 9-hole score of 45.
With the win, the Bearcats (2-3 PAC 7) earned two points to bring their total to 28 on the year, good for third place in the PAC 7.
Arroyo Grande remains in fifth place with 22 points.
Nikki Furnari led the Eagles with a 49.