The Nipomo High boys water polo team earned a convincing win over a PAC 7 opponent Monday afternoon, 24-8 over Atascadero.
The Titans (2-0), who’re expected to battle Santa Ynez for the Los Padres League title for the second year in a row, are ranked No. 3 in Division 7 of the CIF-Southern Section. They’ll have cracks at two more nonleague rivals later this week, hosting Paso Robles at 3:30 this afternoon and visiting Arroyo Grande at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.
In Monday’s rout, Cole Holloway netted a team-best seven goals, while Marc Baker tossed in six. Brennan Bryant and Alex Martinez added three scores each.
“There were a lot of positives in this game,” Nipomo coach Justin Jewell said. “The guys continued to play solid defense, and it led to offense.”
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Goalkeeper Kirk Wilenius made 14 saves for Nipomo, which used a 15-2 run over the second and third quarters to roll to the victory.
GIRLS TENNISPaso Robles 12, Mission Prep 6
The Bearcats’ No. 1 singles and doubles teams both stayed undefeated.
In singles, Maria Petiy swept 6-1, 6-0, 6-1 for Paso Robles (2-0). She has dropped only two games so far this year.
Meanwhile, Riley Caruana and Amanda Keller swept 6-3, 6-0, 6-0 for the Bearcats, whose No. 2 doubles tandem, Laura Callahan and Kylie Pugh, also went unbeaten, 6-2, 6-2, 6-2.
For the Royals (1-3), who’ve shown vast improvement from a year ago, Ruslana Cannell took two of three sets, 6-0, 7-6.
GIRLS GOLFSanta Ynez Invitational
Anna Zhang shot a 90 at par-72 Alisal River to lead Arroyo Grande, finishing third among PAC 7 players and 13th overall at the event featuring 15 total schools. Teammate Ramie Castilleja carded a 98 for the Eagles.
No other schools’ individual placings were available.
GIRLS VOLLEYBALLRighetti 3, Nipomo 0
The Warriors swept 25-16, 25-20, 25-19.
Stephanie Persky had seven kills for the Titans, Sarah Stahl tallied seven digs, and Cristina Ozzimo distributed 21 assists.