The San Luis Obispo High boys volleyball team enjoyed an easy victory over Mission Prep on Thursday night, sweeping 25-10, 25-7, 25-18.
Sam Duval had six kills for the Tigers (2-0), and Keilan Meertens had 25 assists for San Luis Obispo.
“Our offense is what’s winning these matches for us,” Tigers coach Manny Carter said. “But the biggest thing is the chemistry is there for us. Everyone is out there having fun and enjoying volleyball. Once we get to league play that should help us out a lot.”
Nick Butier, who earned all-CIF Southern Section Division 2 second-team honors as a junior last year, had six kills on the night.
“Nick is our big outside shooter, our leader,” Carter said. “We look to him on the court when we need something to happen.”
Chris Salvini led Mission Prep (0-2) with four kills, and Tanner Nelson had seven assists.
Arroyo Grande 3, Santa Ynez 2
The Eagles (1-0) came back from a 2-1 deficit to claim a season-opening 25-14, 20-25, 22-25, 25-23, 15-12 victory over the Pirates.
Danny Meritt and Derek Johnson both had 13 kills, and they had nine and six blocks, respectively, for Arroyo Grande. Kevin Glass had 36 assists.
Pioneer Valley 3, Nipomo 1
The Titans (0-3) fell 25-16, 24-26, 25-10, 25-15.
J.W. Dobbe led Nipomo with 12 kills.
St. Joseph 3, Morro Bay 0The Pirates (1-1) were swept 25-8, 25-10, 25-17.
Edward Griley led Morro Bay with four blocks and four kills. Noah Galicia added three kills, and Marcus Zorovich had two for the Pirates.
“I’m pleased with our performance,” first-year Morro Bay coach James Bueno said. “(St. Joseph) was tough, but I’m pleased with how we played. We’re a young team that’s getting better every day, and I expect big things from us this year.”
TRACK AND FIELD
BOYS: Atascadero 66, Nipomo 66;
GIRLS: Nipomo 69, Atascadero 49
The Titans’ Tevin Limon and Amber Britt, as well as the Greyhounds’ Marley Miller, all won multiple events in the nonleague dual.
Limon clocked an 11.86-second time in the boys 100-meter dash, and cleared 14 feet, 6 inches in the pole vault.
Britt won four girls events: the 400 in 1 minute, 6.1 seconds, cleared 5-2 in the high jump, 8-6 in the pole vault and went 16 feet in the long jump.
Miller won the boys long and triple jumps with marks of 19-9 and 40-10, respectively.
Atascadero 407, Morro Bay 463
The Greyhounds’ Casey West was the medalist, shooting a 77 on the par-72 Morro Bay Golf Course to key the victory over the Pirates.
Austin Jensen followed West by carding an 80.
Carlo Green led Morro Bay (0-2) with an 82.
Arroyo Grande 402, Nipomo 475
Mitch Martin was the medalist for Arroyo Grande (2-0), shooting a 7-over 79.
The Eagles had three other players card an 80 at Cypress Ridge Golf Course.
Steve Canales and Alex Mueller were led Nipomo with an 89 apiece.
Santa Ynez 10, San Luis Obispo 8
In their first match of the season with a relatively young team, the Tigers (0-1) put up a fight against the Pirates (1-1).
Many of the doubles teams had never played with each other before Thursday but managed to still get five of the nine doubles points.
The Tigers’ top team of Adrian Angulo and Mason Hansen took two of three, going 2-6, 6-1, 6-3. The team of Zach Hutkin and Alec Stallman also took two of three, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2.
Shahrukh Syed, San Luis Obispo’s top singles player, went 0-6, 6-4, 7-6.
Coast Union 13, Morro Bay 5
The Broncos used a solid team effort to earn a season-opening road win against the Pirates.
Nick Taron and John McElgunn led the way in doubles, winning 6-1, 6-1, 6-0. Dennis Diener and Alex Roper both had three singles wins apiece for Coast Union.