The Arroyo Grande High boys water polo team claimed a 17-15 overtime win over Righetti on Tuesday in Santa Maria in a match that is likely to have playoff implications.
Eric Marsh scored a team-high six goals for the Eagles (5-3, 2-0 PAC 7) who entered the game as the No. 8 team in CIF-Southern Section Division IV. The Warriors began the day ranked sixth.
The Eagles led 10-8 after three periods, but Righetti outscored Arroyo Grande 6-4 in the fourth period to force overtime.
“(The match) was very closely played,” Arroyo Grande coach Steven Allen said. “They came back late to tie it up, but our defense in overtime was fantastic.”
While the Eagles’ defense allowed six goals in the fourth period, it would recover, allowing Righetti just one goal in overtime.
The Eagles got 10 saves from goalie John Kullman, but Allen said he was more impressed by another statistic.
“He had seven steals for us,” Allen said. “That was very important for our defense.”
Luka Vukamonovic had five goals for Arroyo Grande, which also got three goals from Adam Stevens and a pair of scores from Kevin Meffert.
Paso Robles 17, Nipomo 6
Paso Robles (10-8, 1-1 PAC 7) held off the Titans (1-7, 0-3) advances with Dylan Grois making 19 saves for the Bearcats. “Dylan really helped us out,” said Paso Robles coach Duane McRoy. “He blocked whatever they shot at him and gave us the opportunity to counter.”
Austin McCall led the Bearcats’ counterattack with five goals, and Ata Bulgurlu had four.
Marc Baker led Nipomo with three goals.
Arroyo Grande 254, San Marcos 275
Despite carding a 39 and earning medalist honors, Lise Anderson could not carry San Marcos to victory.
Sydney Johnson led the Eagles, shooting a 45. Stina Hansson and Karissa Mattimoe closely followed Johnson, tying their personal bests with a 46 and 47, respectively.
Atascadero 13, Pioneer Valley 5
The Greyhounds (3-2, 1-2 PAC 7) took eight of nine doubles matches for the league win.
Tori Contreras and Bre Nothstein swept their singles matches, losing just three games as did the doubles team of Marissa Jordan and Rhiannon Dudley.
Claire Jacobs and Kristen MacBride went 2-1 in singles for Atascadero.
Arroyo Grande 12, Righetti 6
Arroyo Grande’s Mia McKinstry lost just one game in sweeping three singles matches in Santa Maria.
Hayley Veal won both of her matches, and the doubles team of Allie Martin and Caitlin Milich swept three doubles matches for the Eagles (4-2, 3-0 PAC 7).
Paso Robles 16, Nipomo 2
Paso Robles’ Angelica Shubbie, Maria Petiy and Savannah Carlson all went 3-0 in singles for the Bearcants (3-1 PAC 7).
Jessica Shubbie and Catharine Redberg swept their three doubles matches for Paso Robles.
The doubles team Jenny Cardenas and Tessa Underwood had the only two wins for Nipomo.
San Luis Obispo 8, Mission Prep 1
San Luis Obispo’s Alex Koffman, Kristy Kayatta, Tori Troesch, Abigail Will and Lili Voisinet all had singles wins for the Tigers, who swept the doubles matches.
Sophie Seid had Mission Prep’s lone win.
Morro Bay 14, Coast Union 4
Morro Bay’s Megan Hansen won 6-1, 6-2, 6-0 in singles to give the Pirates the nonleague win.
Hannah Richardson added three more wins for Morro Bay.
San Luis Obispo 3, Pioneer Valley 0
Elizabeth Culpepper led the Tigers (5-5, 1-1 PAC 7) in their three-game 25-14, 25-21, 25-14 sweep of Pioneer Valley.
Culpepper had10 kills, Brianna Mallory had six aces and Kennedy Peters had 10 assists for San Luis Obispo.
Mission Prep 3, Morro Bay 0
Andrea Fernandez led Mission Prep (7-1) with 10 kills against the Pirates in a 25-23, 26-24, 25-17 win. Kerstin Sanders had 13 digs for the Royals.
Taft 3, Coast Union 0
Ashlyn Silva had 22 digs for Coast Union, which fell to 0-5 with the 25-20, 25-17, 25-15 loss.
Aja Linder and Katie Duston added six kills apiece for the Broncos.
Atascadero 3, Nipomo 0
Kiah Featherstone had 11 kills in leading Greyhounds (7-1, 3-0) to a 25-13, 25-13, 25-15 victory over Nipomo.
Brianna Norlock added nine kills for Atascadero, and setter Heather Harbottle had 26 assists.
Avenal 3, North County Christian 1
North County Christian won the opening game but lost 11-25, 25-18, 25-18, 25-15.
Laura Tapanes led the Crusaders with six aces. Jessica Lindquist had seven kills for the Crusaders, and Cheyenne Risks added nine assists.