The Paso Robles High boys soccer team took an early lead and never looked back in its 3-1 home win over Oak Park in the opening round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 playoffs Friday.
Daniel Viramontes struck first in the 15th minute for Paso Robles, with the second goal coming only five minutes later from Angel Garcia, giving the Bearcats a 2-0 lead.
“It was a solid effort from the team. They came prepared and knew their roles,” Paso Robles coach Evan Clark said. “We even had a couple players we brought up from JV go in and play well after we sustained a couple of injuries.”
The third goal came from Angel Guevara, who also had an assist for the Bearcats (16-6-2) Felipe Aguilar and Erick Medina assisted the other two goals, and Daniel Fuerte had three saves.
Paso Robles will face Los Amigos or Arroyo Valley in Wednesday’s second round.
Pomona 2, San Luis Obispo 1
A second-half goal eliminated San Luis Obispo from the Division 5 playoffs.
Pomona scored with 20 minutes left in the game.
“We came out great,” Tigers coach Johnny Costa said. “It’s unfortunate because they didn’t create any opportunities in the first 25 minutes, and we were dominant in the first part of the game and then they poured it on in the second half.”
The loss ended an eight-game winning streak for San Luis Obispo (15-10-1).
Coast Union 3, Banning 1
For the first time in school history, the Broncos won a playoff game.
Coast Union (16-1-1) pushed past its 0-6 postseason record to come out on top of Banning with two early scores in the Division 6 first-round game.
“It’s good to finally get the monkey off our backs; we played really well,” Coast Union coach Moises Jimenez said. “We started the second half really shaky and gave up a goal and then we finally put the third one in with 15 minutes left in the game.”
Luis DeAlba scored two goals, and Emmany Godinez added a goal for Coast Union.
The Broncos will play Arrowhead Christian or Marshall in the second round.
Woodbridge 4, Nipomo 0
The Titans (12-13-2) failed to score in their first-round Division 3 playoff game against the Warriors.
“They were solid from goalie to every other position,” Nipomo coach Billy Vinnedge said. “We also had a couple of injuries early in the game that set us back.”
Juan Rodriguez had eight saves in goal.
Atascadero 66, Chaminade 56
The Greyhounds (24-3) jumped out to a 21-10 lead after one quarter en route to the Division 4AA second-round road victory.
While Chaminade never got closer than seven points the rest of the way, it wasn’t an easy win, Greyhounds coach Jerry Tamelier said.
“It was a very physical game for us, but we handled the ball well and made the plays all game long,” Tamelier said. “It was a very hard-earned win.”
The Greyhounds only committed five turnovers and had 12 assists.
Troy Norris had 23 points for the Greyhounds, and Sean Slavin had 16 and nine rebounds.
Robert Berwick scored 13 points, and Weston Walker grabbed seven rebounds.
Chaminade’s Jaron Martin led all scorers with 32 points, but no other Chaminade player scored more than seven points.
Atascadero hosts St. John Bosco on Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Arroyo Grande 7, Ayala 3
The Eagles kept their season alive with the quarterfinal win in the Division 3 playoffs.
Katie Sverchek, Kim Johnson and Kelly O’Sullivan all had two goals apiece to help Arroyo Grande (27-5) advance to the CIF-Southern Division 3 semifinals.
Kylie Anderson had 15 saves for Arroyo Grande, which won the past three Division 4 titles.
The Eagles will play Wednesday in Irvine at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Center against El Rancho or Murrieta Valley.