The Atascadero High girls water polo team scored twice in the final 10 seconds of regulation to force overtime before eventually winning 11-10 over Paso Robles in Atascadero on Tuesday.
The Greyhounds’ Emily Ferree tied the score twice in the final seven seconds of regulation, while Makenna Pugh scored from long range for the Bearcats during the hectic quarter.
In overtime, Ferree and Courtney McCarthy added two goals apiece for a total of five and four goals, respectively.
Pugh, Lauren Reed and Summer Botts had goals in overtime for Paso Robles (13-12, 2-4 PAC 8).
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Riley Brown had eight saves for the Greyhounds (12-13, 4-2), and Kelsey Lewis had 14 for the Bearcats.
Arroyo Grande 18, St. Joseph 2
The Eagles led 9-0 in the first quarter in the home win to remain undefeated in PAC 8 play.
Rebekah Hernandez, Mikayla Pock, Amanda Bernard, and Isabella Manuele had two goals each for Arroyo Grande (15-3, 6-0).
Kayla Mankins and Emily Sonny split time in goal with seven and three saves, respectively.
San Luis Obispo 11, Pioneer Valley 4
Julia Donath had a game-high six goals as the Tigers outscored the Panthers 7-1 in the second half.
Mikayla Faccinto added two goals, and Cata Gaines had three saves for San Luis Obispo (17-8, 3-3 PAC 8).
Atascadero 31, Righetti 31
Although the final score resulted in a tie between the Greyhounds and the Warriors, Atascadero had more pins as a team and was awarded the victory, according to coach Trevor Tice.
Karson Block notched a pin at 195 pounds, Tyler West earned another in the heavyweight class, and Jordan Council made it three on the day at 220 pounds. Righetti only notched two in the meet, giving Atascadero the victory.
“A lot of the younger guys did a great job by not giving up bonus points, and that helped the team overall,” Tice said.
Arroyo Grande 55, San Luis Obispo 18
The Eagles were led by pins from Evan Johnston at 145 pounds in 58 seconds and Nate Hall (220) in 3:28.
Arroyo Grande (3-4, 2-4 PAC 8) also had a major decision by Gabriel Skelton (160), winning 9-1, and a 9-5 win by Nicholas Zarate (106).
The Tigers won three matches as Max Veneris (138) and Haven Cardel (heavyweight) had pins, and Kellen Huber (170) had a technical fall.
Santa Ynez 60, Morro Bay 12
Trajan Beecham won by pin, Joseph Morris won by four points, and Max Lumena won by five points for the Pirates’ (0-3) only winners of the day.
Shandon 59, North County Christian 47
Juan Reyes had 11 points and 13 rebounds as the Outlaws scored 24 points in the first quarter, enough to withstand a 28-point fourth quarter by North County Christian.
Jose Hernandez, Josiah York and Beige Grassotti all had 10 points apiece for Shandon (12-5, 5-3 Coast Valley League).
Andrew Dam-Mikkelsen led all scorers with 41 points, three shy of breaking a school record, and had 16 rebounds for the Crusaders (3-9, 0-7).
Coast Union 65, Maricopa 52
Gehrig Kniffen had 25 points, five rebounds and five assists in a win for the Broncos (14-4, 8-0 CVL).
Nahum Hernandez added eight rebounds, seven points, and two blocked shots for the Broncos.
Coast Union 42, Maricopa 7
Reagan Kniffen had 16 points to lead Coast Union, who had nine different players score. The Broncos (10-6, 6-2 CVL) held Maricopa scoreless in the second half.
Nipomo 5, Morro Bay 1
Eliott Poussard scored on a cross from Martin Ruhland before halftime for Morro Bay to make it 2-1, but the Pirates (3-16-1, 0-11 LPL) couldn’t handle the Nipomo attack in the second half. The result is under dispute because of a Nipomo goalie playing his second game of the day, according to Morro Bay head coach Andrew Wilkie.
Templeton 3 Santa Maria 1
Ashley Ingle had a hat trick in the first half, and Miriam Robles and Elizabeth Crespo both had assists for Templeton (6-10-1, 3-7-1 LPL).
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