Ashlyn Herlihy had 20 kills, Alaina Hogeboom dished out 44 assists, and the Arroyo Grande High girls volleyball team got its season off on the right foot by defeating Santa Ynez 3-1 Thursday at Arroyo Grande.
Herlihy, a junior, added four aces and two blocks as the Eagles won 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-20.
Emily Sonny had 16 kills, four blocks and a pair of aces, and Hogeboom also had four kills for Arroyo Grande.
Atascadero 3, Morro Bay 0
Katherine Sebley had 14 kills and three aces to lead the Greyhounds to a 25-12, 25-14, 25-21 season-opening victory.
Maren Cracknell added 10 kills and three blocks, and Brooke Harbottle had 30 assists and three aces for Atascadero. Sabrina Degnan chipped in 10 digs.
Sierra Emrick had 10 kills and five blocks for the Pirates (0-1), and Sybella Paradis had 15 digs and five kills. Emily DesJardins had 10 assists, and Ellie Fryer added seven blocks.
Paso Robles 3, Coast Union 1
Chloe Kerns had 29 assists, and Maddi Chace had 13 kills as the Bearcats (1-0) recovered after dropping the first set to win 20-25, 25-19, 25-13, 25-16.
Kerns added seven digs and five aces, while Chace also had four aces and three blocks. Kayln Armstrong chipped in nine kills and a pair of aces for Paso Robles.
Sage Radecki had 20 assists for Coast Union (0-2). Janel Bohey had nine digs and seven kills, and Patty Bucio recorded 14 digs.
San Luis Obispo 3, Lompoc 0
Holland Voege had 10 kills as the Tigers won their season-opener 25-12, 25-18, 25-14.
Tahya Widdman registered six kills for San Luis Obispo, and Merissa Brancart dished out 26 assists.
Paso Robles 10, Orcutt Academy 8
No. 1 singles player Lindsey Horst won her sets 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 to help keep the Bearcats undefeated on the year.
Katie Evenson won two of her three sets for Paso Robles (3-0), as did the doubles tandems of Arlen Merced and Diana Grijalva, and Karina Santiago and Lauren Martinez.
Santa Ynez 12, San Luis Obispo 6
The Pirates took all nine singles sets, but the Tigers’ No. 3 team of Anna Lippold and Fiona Huffaker had a dominant effort in doubles in San Luis Obispo’s season-opener.
Losing only two games, Lippold and Huffaker swept their three doubles sets, including a 6-0 victory over the No. 1 team from Santa Ynez, Paige Jensen and Eliza Nash.
San Luis Obispo’s No. 1 doubles team of Caroline Burke and Sam Good won two of three doubles sets.
St. Joseph 11, Morro Bay 7
Alzbeta Hermanova won her singles sets 6-2, 6-0, 6-0 for the Pirates (1-2).
Righetti 11, Nipomo 7
The doubles tandem of Ashley Jimenez and Monica Guerrero swept their three sets for the Titans (0-2).
Singles player Mikayla Ostello won two of three.
BOYS WATER POLO
San Marcos 12, Arroyo Grande 6
Josh Smith and Mikey Kullman both scored twice as the Eagles fell at home in their season-opener.
Hunter Roberts and Jack Alexander also registered a goal each, and Ronan Paulson made 11 saves.
San Luis Obispo 11, Morro Bay 2
Emerson Trout had four goals, and Bo Crozier had three as the Tigers improved to 2-0 on the year.
Nick Walter scored a pair for San Luis Obispo, and Connor Troy made nine saves.
Travis Chirman scored both goals, and Jack Krull made 15 saves for the Pirates (0-2).
Nipomo 10, Santa Maria 9, OT
Colby Webb scored three goals, including the lone goal in overtime, to lead the Titans (1-1) to their first win of the season.
Webb scored in the first overtime period, and Nipomo held on in the second extra frame to win.
Zack Smith had a pair of goals for the Titans, and Luke Wilenius made eight saves.
Nipomo 228, San Marcos 242, Arroyo Grande 250
Cynthia Navis shot an even par-36 to lead the Titans to victory in a nine-hole, three-way match at Cypress Ridge.
Erin Shysterich shot a 43, and Brooke Cuzick turned in a 46 for Nipomo.
Kinsey McBryde led the Eagles with a 1-over 37, followed by Tessa Oates (46) and Rachel Harris and Madi Snow at 54.
San Luis Obispo 227, Morro Bay 277
Neha Sikand and Lisa Figueroa both shot 42 to lead the Tigers on the par-35 front nine at Dairy Creek.
Isabel Carpenter recorded a 47, and Bee Soll shot a 48 for San Luis Obispo.
Krystal Ubay shot a 48 for the Pirates (0-3).