The Mission Prep girls volleyball team beat Paso Robles 3-2 in a back-and-forth PAC 8 match Thursday night in Paso Robles, as Catherine Ikeda gave the Royals the lead for good in the fifth set with 10 service points.
After winning the first set 25-16, Mission Prep held off a Bearcats rally to take the second set 26-24. Paso Robles proceeded to take the next two sets 25-22, 25-20, and went up 5-2 in the final set before Ikeda’s serving led the Royals to a 15-6 win in the decisive set.
Jennifer Laird had 14 kills and five aces, while Noelle Laird had 22 digs and Eleri Perryman had 19 assists for Mission Prep (5-2, 3-2).
Kalyn Armstrong had 21 kills to go along with Coleen Wiest’s 41 assists for the Bearcats (9-7, 1-4).
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Mission Prep head coach Chuck Fox said that the Royals’ more “aggressive style of play” in the final set ultimately allowed them to gain back momentum and win the match.
Arroyo Grande 3, Pioneer Valley 0
Ashlyn Herlihy had 16 kills and three blocks, while Emily Sonny had seven aces and five kills, and Alaina Hogeboom had 27 assists as the Eagles (14-3, 5-0 PAC 8) swept the Panthers 25-9, 25-4, 25-14.
San Luis Obispo 3, Atascadero 0
Holland Boege had 16 digs and 14 kills to lead the Tigers (16-5, 4-1 PAC 8) to a 25-15, 25-9, 25-22 victory against the Greyhounds. Merissa Brancart had 24 assists and four aces for San Luis Obispo.
Templeton 3, Nipomo 0
Emily Burns had 10 kills to led the Eagles (8-1, 5-0 Los Padres League) to a 25-21, 25-11, 25-23 sweep.
Lauren Ralston followed closely with nine kills and four aces for Templeton, and Lucy Portillo added eight kills. Setter Hannah McRoy had 19 assists, and Josie Kelly 16 assists with five aces. Sarah Bolts had 12 digs and two aces.
Kendra Jackson had 34 digs, and Lacy LeBlanc had 17 assists for the Titans (0-10, 0-5).
Morro Bay 3, Lompoc 1
Izzy Sala had 20 digs and 11 kills as Morro Bay beat Lompoc 25-15, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22. Sierra Emrick added 13 kills and seven blocks for the Pirates (5-3, 3-1 LPL), and Keana Alden distributed 32 assists.
N. County Christian 3, Maricopa 0
Gabrielle Morrison had 22 assists to help lead the Crusaders (13-3, 3-0 Coast Valley League) to a 25-11, 25-13, 25-20 victory.
Aliyah Morrison had 10 kills, and sister Madison Morrison had five digs. Hannah Flaten had four aces.
Coastal Christian 3, Cuyama Valley 0
Roni Garrison had a strong serving game with 16 aces to go along with six kills in the Conquerors’ 25-15, 25-14, 25-14 win.
Delaney Springer added 28 digs, and Audrey Berdar had seven assists for Coastal Christian (2-3, 2-3 CVL).
Arroyo Grande 12, St. Joseph 6
Sophie Whittle swept her sets 6-3, 6-0, 6-0, as the Eagles remained undefeated in PAC 8 play.
The doubles team of Melina Rodgers and Mekayla Landers won 6-2, 6-0, 6-0, and the tandem of Angelica Gagliano and Olivia Madison won 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, as the Eagles (11-3, 7-0) lost only five doubles games.
San Luis Obispo 18, Mission Prep 0
The doubles team of Sam Good and Dana Culpepper won 6-1, 6-0, 6-0 for San Luis Obispo (8-3, 6-1 PAC 8).
Paso Robles 15, Righetti 3
Lindsey Horst led the Bearcats (8-3, 4-3 PAC 8) to victory with a sweep in singles against Righetti (6-0, 6-0, forfeit). Krista Natividad and Katie Evenson both won all three sets as well.
Atascadero 14, Pioneer Valley 4
Victoria Thek won her sets 6-0, 6-0, 6-4) for the Greyhounds (4-3 PAC 8).
The doubles teams of Nicoline Breytenbach and Courtney Basden (6-1, 6-0, 6-1) and Julia Clickard and Kiahana Torres (6-1, 6-0, 6-1) also swept.
Santa Ynez 14, Morro Bay 4
Alzbeta Hermanova maintained her perfect season in league play with three 6-0 wins at home for the Pirates (4-7, 2-5 LPL).
Orcutt Academy 14, Templeton 4
Milli Prost won her sets 6-0, 6-2, 6-0 for Templeton (2-8, 2-5 LPL). Lauren Shin and Kiley Kohen won one set in doubles for the Eagles.
PAC 8 Tournament
The teams played 18 holes, which was divided into two nine-hole tournaments at Rancho Maria. In the front nine, Righetti won the team portion with 233 strokes, led by medalist Sarah Fouratt’s 36. In second place was San Luis Obispo with a 234 total, as Neha Sikand shot a 43 and Lisa Figueroa had a 45 for the Tigers. Arroyo Grande was third with a 254 total, and Tessa Oates shot a 45. Atascadero was fourth with 274, and Morgan Humphrey led the Greyhounds with a 50. Paso Robles was sixth, behind Mary Hambly’s 53. The lone golfer for Mission Prep, Sydney Haughian, shot a 42, which was the second-lowest for the front nine.
On the back nine, San Luis Obispo won the team tournament with a 240 overall. Sikand shot a 43, and Figueroa added a 48. Fouratt was the medalist again shooting a 37 for the Warriors. Arroyo Grande was third with a 268 total, and Kinsey McBryde shot a 49. Atascadero was fourth, and Humphrey had a 54. Paso Robles was sixth with 316, and Mikayla Stone shot a 57. Haughian shot a 45 on the back nine for Mission Prep.
Morro Bay Tournament
Medalist Cynthia Navis shot a 37 to lead Nipomo to a 216 total and a first-place finish. Brooke Cuzick also shot a 42 for the Titans.
Morro Bay came in second place with a total of 245, behind Lily Keogh’s 41. Both Alyssa Noreiga and Kelly Dudley shot a 49 for the Pirates.