The Arroyo Grande High girls volleyball team got six kills apiece from Millisa Morrow and Chelsea McKelvy in beating Atascadero 25-14, 25-23, 25-18 on Thursday in Atascadero.
“Getting a win in Atascadero over Atascadero is big,” Arroyo Grande coach Ernie Santa Cruz said. “I know both teams wanted to play better, but we’ll take it.”
The Greyhounds (7-2, 3-1 PAC 7) were thought of as a potential top challenger to Arroyo Grande’s PAC 7 superiority, but Santa Cruz dismissed the notion of a runaway league title.
“San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles and Atascadero are all up there,” Santa Cruz said. “It’s just about playing well each night. This was a good match for us as far as doing most of the things we wanted to do.”
Rachel Ventura had five kills, two blocks and two aces for the Eagles(3-0 PAC 7), and teammate Maggie Jo Keffury added a team-high 19 assists. Madi Ventura added a match-high 18 digs along with three aces.
The Greyhounds were led by Brianna Norlock’s match-high 13 kills and 11 digs, while teammate Samantha McDonald added a team-high 12 digs.
San Luis Obispo 3, Nipomo 0
Elizabeth Culpepper led San Luis Obispo (2-1 PAC 7) with nine kills. Game scores were not provided.
Paso Robles 3, Righetti 0
Paso Robles swept 25-12, 25-17, 25-14. Kellie Reynolds had 23 assists for the Bearcats, and Maritza Juarez added 17 kills.
Mission Prep 3, Templeton 0
Mission Prep swept 25-20, 25-25, 25-16 behind 11 kills, 11 digs and two aces from Andrea Fernandez. Sadie Kasacca had seven kills, nine digs and five aces for Mission Prep (8-1).
Coast Union 3, Pioneer Valley 2
Coast Union (1-5) got four kills and four aces from Aja Linder in a 21-25, 25-20, 25-11, 25-27, 15-12 win.
Paso Robles 11, Arroyo Grande 7
Paso Robles (6-1, 4-1 PAC 7) jumped out to an early advantage and held off the Eagles (4-3, 3-1) in Arroyo Grande.
“This was our first win over A.G. in years,” Paso Robles coach Laura Clowes said. “It was an outstanding day for us. We played very well.”
Angelica Shubbie and Maria Petiy each won two of their three singles matches for the Bearcats. Arroyo Grande’s Mia McKinstry was the only player from either team to sweep her three matches.
Lauren Hynes and Lauren Redberg swept three doubles matches for Paso Robles, which won six of the nine doubles matches.
San Luis Obispo 16, Pioneer Valley 2
Tori Troesch won three singles matches to lead the Tigers (4-0 PAC 7).
Atascadero 10, Nipomo 8
Nipomo’s Grecia Peña (6-0, 6-0) and Lauren Kueffler (6-2, 6-2) each posted two singles wins, but they couldn’t hold off the Greyhounds.
Atascadero’s Bre Nothstein and Tori Conteras won all of three of their doubles matches.
Templeton 15, Coast Union 3
Templeton’s Erin Roberts won all three of her singles matches, and Shelby Baumgartner added two more.
Elena Torres and Summar Seismi swept in doubles for the Eagles.
Santa Ynez 15, Morro Bay 3
Morro Bay (1-4, 0-3 LPL) had singles wins from Megan Hansen, Hannah Richardson and Danielle Roske.
Mission Prep 6, Righetti 3Jenna Dunbar won 8-0, and Mission Prep won five of six singles matches.
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San Luis Obispo Tournament
Woodbridge 13, Atascadero 7; Atascadero 12, Morro Bay 5; San Luis Obispo 13, Morro Bay 7
Atascadero split a pair of matches on day one of the tournament.
The Greyhounds (4-2) got three goals from Chad Ponek in each game. Goalie Patrick Neil made eight saves in the loss to Woodbridge.
Dom Magliari’s two goals led a balanced attack, as 10 players scored at least once for San Luis Obispo in its win. Joey Gomez made six saves for the Tigers.
Pioneer Valley Tournament
Arroyo Grande left Blacklake Golf Course with its first tournament win in 10 years. Stina Hansson and Sydney Johnson each shot a 43 for the Eagles.
Alessia Weckenmann of San Luis Obispo earned medalist honors with a 38.