The Atascadero High girls volleyball team avenged an earlier loss to San Luis Obispo, and in the process put the PAC 7 title picture in doubt with a 17-25, 25-23, 25-20, 26-24 road win Thursday.
“They were really looking forward to playing San Luis again,” Greyhounds coach Trent Lunceford said of his team. “We played really hard, and I know the girls really wanted this win.”
Atascadero (4-3 PAC 7) dropped the Tigers into a tie for the PAC 7 lead with Paso Robles, with defending league champion Arroyo Grande lurking just a game behind.
Brianna Norlock led the Greyhounds with 17 kills, while Kiah Featherstone added 15 and two blocks.
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Playing without injured standout outside hitter Jessica Chellsen, the Tigers (16-5, 6-1) got 16 kills from Elizabeth Culpepper and 14 from Beth Hoyt.
“They just played really good defense,” Tigers coach Manny Carter said. “They didn’t let any of our balls hit the ground.”
Brittany Davis finished with 11 kills for Atascadero, and Mary Kate Evans added eight.
Paso Robles 3, Pioneer Valley 0
The Bearcats got a 25-12, 25-14, 25-10 home win.
Tess Rountree led all players with 11 kills and six aces, while Krista Broderick added six kills for Paso Robles (13-3, 6-1 PAC 7).
Kellie Reynolds had 27 assists and three aces for the Bearcats.
Arroyo Grande 3, Righetti 0
Arroyo Grande (11-3, 5-2 PAC 7) won 25-13, 25-8, 25-12.
Kendall VandenBerg had eight kills, and Nicole Leger added seven. Madi Ventura had 17 digs and two of the Eagles’ 13 aces. Maggi Keffury contributed 28 assists, a block and two aces.
Morro Bay 3, Templeton 0
The Pirates (4-9, 4-3 LPL) won 27-25, 25-22, 25-20.
Morro Bay’s Olivia Watt had a team-high 13 kills.
Kylie Gacad led the Pirates with 33 assists while sister Tia had 18 digs to go along with six kills. Monica Santiago added 15 digs.
Natalie Madson had a match-high 14 kills for Templeton (3-4 LPL), while Jeanine Madson had eight kills.
Coastal Christian 3, Cuyama 0
Grace Napier had 13 kills to help Coastal Christian (8-1, 6-1 Coast Valley League) cruise to a 25-17, 25-7, 25-5 win.
Leslie Henry had 11 kills. Koral Wright contributed 25 digs and teammate JoAnn Lindstaedt had 25 assists for the Conquerors.
Maricopa 3, North County Christian 0
North County Christian (3-10, 1-6 CVL) fell 25-18, 25-22, 25-21.
Jessica Lindquist led the Crusaders with 11 kills. Cheyenne Ricks had 25 assists, and teammate Jessica Yoshida contributed 28 digs.
The Crusaders trailed 22-8 in the second set before a furious rally brought them within three points, but they weren’t able to complete the comeback.
Coast Union 3, Orcutt Academy 0
Roxy Mertens had seven aces and three kills in Coast Union’s 25-18, 25-23, 25-8 CVL win.
Karla Soto had six kills, and Nicky Ortiz contributed five kills and five aces for the Broncos (8-4). Sophie Flemion had 27 assists and eight of the Broncos’ 23 aces.
Shandon 3, Valley Christian 0
The Outlaws got a 25-16, 25-21, 25-20 CVL victory.
Dontavia Henderson had a match-high 16 kills for Shandon (5-4, 5-2), while Kayla Cellis had 22 digs and seven kills.
Ashley DeBruler had a team-high 25 assists and two aces for the Outlaws.
PAC 7 Midseason Meet
San Luis Obispo’s Seamus Land won the boys race in 16 minutes, 14 seconds over the three-mile course to lead the Tigers boys to a win at Waller Park in Santa Maria.
Stephen Kasper was second in 16:20 for San Luis Obispo.
Atascadero’s Jacob Schwarm finished 11th in 16:47.
Paso Robles finished second as a team with 52 points, 15 behind the Tigers.
On the girls side, Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo tied with 44 points, but the Eagles’ sixth runner, Lupita Leon, finished just ahead of the Tigers’ sixth runner to give Arroyo Grande the tiebreaker.
Quetta Peinado of St. Joseph won the girls race. Her winning time was unavailable.
San Luis Obispo’s Christine Hoffman finished second in 18:57, and Arroyo Grande’s Hannah Stevens was third.
Righetti 211, St. Joseph 219, Arroyo Grande 243, San Luis Obispo 250, Paso Robles 254, Atascadero 261, Pioneer Valley 297
Righetti’s Makayla Mier was the medalist, carding a nine-hole 38 on a par-36 in leading the Warriors to the team title.
Arroyo Grande had its best par-36 team score of the season, with personal bests from Kayla Hensley (47) and Breana Garcia (53). Gillian Johnson led San Luis Obispo with a 47, and Nora Zakaria shot a 48 for the Tigers.
Niki Todaro led Paso Robles with a 48, and Danyele Rampone’s 47 led Atascadero.
Santa Ynez 237, Cabrillo 279, Nipomo 284, Lompoc 304, Morro Bay 311
Santa Ynez won behind medalist Maddison Shean, who shot a nine-hole 40.
Arroyo Grande 17, Pioneer Valley 1
Mia McKinstry claimed three singles victories, while the doubles team of Kimmy Turner and Brianna Flood didn’t drop a game in three sets for the Eagles (12-0, 8-0 PAC 7).
Paso Robles 9-78, Atascadero 9-76
Maria Petiy swept three singles sets for the Bearcats (6-5, 3-5 PAC 7), who won by just two games after they tied at nine sets apiece.
Rhiannon Dudley won two of three sets for Atascadero, while the doubles team of Amber Petersen and Ilona Istenes swept three sets.
Templeton 13, Morro Bay 5
Shelby Baumgardner and Nicole Roberts swept their double sets 6-1, 6-3, 6-3 to help the Eagles (6-2 LPL) win.
Both Erin Roberts and Danielle Grassi each won two singles sets. Roberts won 6-2, 6-0 and Grassi won 6-2, 6-4.
The Templeton doubles team of Mimi Clive and Sammar Smesme, and Shauna Parker and Katie Anselmi each won twice.
Megan Hansen swept three singles sets for Morro Bay (2-6 LPL).
Nipomo 10, Coast Union 8
Sweeps by Tessa Underwood and the doubles team of Angela Kubota and Leah Iliff proved to be the difference for Nipomo (2-10).Underwood won all three of her sets 6-1, while Kubota and Iliff won 6-2, 6-2, 6-0.
BOYS WATER POLO
Paso Robles 17, Pioneer Valley 4
Austin McCall scored a match-high three goals for the Bearcats (9-12, 4-3 PAC 7).
Monty Renfrow and Zane Harvey added two goals apiece, and Forest Erwin made nine saves for Paso Robles.
San Luis Obispo 10, Atascadero 7
Jeff Gomez scored four goals for San Luis Obispo (4-3 PAC 7), while Trevor Meinhold added two.
Chad Ponek paced Atascadero (3-4) with four goals.
Nipomo 20, St. Joseph 8
Cole Holloway and Marc Baker scored six goals apiece as Nipomo (12-4, 3-0 LPL) remained unbeaten in league.
Kirk Wilenius made 13 saves for the Titans.