A round after rallying to defeat Saugus in a five-set match, the Arroyo Grande High boys volleyball team couldn’t repeat its success, falling to El Toro 25-16, 27-25, 25-20 in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs Thursday.
“The boys played with heart,” Arroyo Grande coach Laurel Allen said. “El Toro had a couple servers that were stronger and they took us out of our rhythm. But we’re really happy with the way the season went.”
Cameron Arnet and Logan Honeycutt had four kills apiece, Jack Empey had 20 assists and Tanner Howard had eight digs for Arroyo Grande (14-2).
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Santa Ynez 7, Mission Prep 1
Josh Balaban hit a double and scored a run, but the Royals (8-16) lost to the Pirates.
Calvin Levisay had the other of Mission Prep’s two hits.
Arroyo Grande 2, St. Joseph 1
Jill Compton struck out nine and gave up one hit in a complete-game win for the Eagles (18-9, 8-4 PAC 7), who wrapped up the regular season.
Arroyo Grande’s Maurisa Dominguez had three hits and two RBI, and Jessie Robinson had a double for the Eagles.
San Luis Obispo 3, Pioneer Valley 1
Andrea Reynolds struck out seven and gave up six hits in seven innings to lead the Tigers (11-13, 3-9 PAC 7) to a win in their regular-season finale.
Seniors Samantha Rives and Selene Houlis each drove in a run for San Luis Obispo.
Coast Union 10, Valley Christian 0, 5 innings
Remi Corbin gave up one hit, one walk and struck out three to help Broncos (10-7, 10-1 CVL) to the win.
Corbin had two hits and three runs scored, and Sage Radaceki had two hits with a double and four RBI for Coast Union.
The Broncos’ Christina Plascencia had two hits, including a triple, and four RBI.
Flemion makes college choice
Coast Union’s Sophie Flemion has agreed to walk on to the Cal State Bakersfield volleyball team.
In her senior season, Flemion helped the Broncos win the CIF-Southern Section Division 5A title with a 3-1 win over Coastal Christian in the championship match.
The Broncos then defeated Sierra Pacific 3-0 in the first round of the state tournament, before ending the season with a 3-0 loss to Tri-City Christian.
CIF-Southern Sectional Team Final
Arroyo Grande finished 14th in the CIF-Southern Sectional team final at the par-71, 18-hole Rancho San Marcos Golf Course.
Mitch Martin carded a 72, Cobe Williams shot a 78 and Doug Merrin finished with a 79.