High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Son trumps father in soccer match

oach Andrew Wilkie enjoys watching his son score goals — but not necessarily when they beat the Greyhounds.

Isaac Wilkie scored what turned out to be a decisive goal for Morro Bay in a 3-2 home win over Atascadero on Tuesday afternoon, as most winter sports teams opened their seasons.

“It was bittersweet,” Andrew Wilkie said. “On one hand, I was upset with my team, but on the other I was happy for him.”Late in the game it looked like Isaac Wilkie’s goal would just be the icing on a big Morro Bay win.

Trailing 3-0 with 11 minutes to play, Atascadero rallied for two goals, both by Juan Cervantes. Morro Bay’s first goals came from Jackson Chavez and Adam Valine, while goalkeeper Gordon Jamison made a match-high nine saves.

“I know a lot of schools don’t think of Morro Bay as a competitive school,” Pirates coach Tomas Arreola said. “But we’re working hard to make ourselves.”

Santa Maria 3, Arroyo Grande 0

Bryan Rivas had six saves in defeat. As a team, Arroyo Grande had seven shots on goal.

“It was a very solid first effort, and Santa Maria is a very good team,” Arroyo Grande coach Brad Bowdey said.

Paso Robles 2, Templeton 1

Luis Mendoza scored the game-winning goal in the 60th minute for Paso Robles, which got five saves from goalkeeper Daniel Fuerte.

Angel Guevara opened the scoring for the Bearcats on an assist from Porfirio Delgado in the 30th minute. Templeton tied the score in the 45th, setting up Mendoza’s game-winning strike.

Santa Ynez 2, Nipomo 0

Nipomo got two saves each from Joel Diaz and Jerry Torres in defeat.

Coast Union 3, Laton 1

Luis De Alba led Coast Union with two goals, and teammate Victor Casas followed with one goal and two assists, all in the second half. Diego Merced had one assist and goalkeeper Juan Carlos Saavedra had seven saves.

“The boys played really well,” Coast Union coach Moises Jimenez said. “We had a lot of breakaways and a lot of one-on-one play with (Laton’s) keeper. We owe a lot to Saavedra and the defense in general.”

San Luis Obispo 5, St. Joseph 0

Tomas Jiminez led San Luis Obispo with two goals in the 70th and 79th minutes. Alex Frost opened scoring for the Tigers with a goal in the 36th minute. San Luis Obispo led 2-0 at halftime.

GIRLS SOCCER

Arroyo Grande 12, Santa Maria 0

The Eagles got three goals from Gina Kope in the blowout.

“It was nice being able to not have the same type of pressures you would playing one of the PAC 7 teams,” Arroyo Grande assistant coach Johnnie Reinhardt said.

Ashley Roese scored twice, and Kate Reinhardt added a goal and five assists.

Paso Robles 0, Templeton 0

The two teams played to a nonleague tie in Paso Robles.

San Luis Obispo 2, St. Joseph 0

Kelly Koch led the Tigers with four saves in goal.

Brady Candaele scored in the 27th minute with an assist by Shannon Fontes. Fontes also assisted Laura Kraemer with a goal in the second half in the 63rd.

Santa Ynez 5, Nipomo 0

Alicia Reyes had nine saves for Nipomo in the second half in defeat.

Atascadero 2, Morro Bay 0

Atascadero’s Jamie Council scored the first goal, assisted by Sarah Wells in the fourth minute. Jesse Carr scored six minutes later for the Greyhounds.

Christine Mulder and Haley Williamson had a combined seven saves for Atascadero.

Coast Union 5, Laton 0

Jasmin Bucio and Maritza Cortez led Coast Union with two goals each. Heather Granada scored in the 68th minute, and Bucio scored in the 25th and 38th. Cortez’s goals came in the 70th and 74th minutes.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Arroyo Grande 60, Lompoc 46

The Eagles surged ahead with a 17-7 fourth-quarter advantage.

Michael Escobedo was 6 for 6 at the free-throw line and led Arroyo Grande with 18 points. Derick Beasley added 14 in the win. Sherman Vernon had 23 points for the Braves.

Paso Robles 74, St. Joseph 66

Lonnie Watson went 8 for 8 at the free-throw line and had a game-high 20 points for the Bearcats. Brandon Todd added 19 points for Paso Robles.

Brad Gusman paced the Knights with 18 points, and Bebe Vargas had 16 in defeat.

Cabrillo 70, Nipomo 62

Jeff McNeil poured in 26 points for the Titans, but he was outdone by the Conquistadores’ Curt Rosson, who had 27. David Terrones added 25 for Cabrillo.

Nipomo, which had four players foul out, also got strong contributions from Ryan McNeil (15 points) and Jonathan Fischer (11).

Templeton 35, Pioneer Valley 19

No Panthers had more than seven points, as Pioneer Valley could muster just two points in the opening quarter.

Jordan Hattar led the Eagles with 11 points, and Daniel Wheeler added 10. Zach Egger chipped in seven points for Templeton, which won despite 18 turnovers.

“Tonight was definitely a first game,” Eagles coach Fred Price said of both teams’ low outputs. “We’ve got to be more patient on offense.”

Mission Prep 63, Santa Maria 32

Kevin Laird and Sam Cowitz led the Royals with 19 points apiece. Laird also had eight rebounds.

Coast Union 51, Valley Christian 37

Coast Union’s Sean Mertenn had 12 points.

Coast Union was behind by three in the first half but rallied back with a 21-5 third-quarter advantage. Andy Wilson was the leading scorer for Valley Christian with 16 points.

GIRLS BASKETBALL

Morro Bay 39, San Luis Obispo 31

The Pirates held the Tigers to just 10 points in the second half, including two in the third quarter.

“Morro Bay came out with a pretty suffocating defense,” San Luis Obispo coach Mike Godsey said.

Megan Hansen led Morro Bay (2-0) with 15 points, while teammates Aria Johnson and Ciara Ramos added 10 apiece. Kelsey O’Hagan hit a trio of 3-pointers and led San Luis Obispo with nine points.

Coast Union 71, Valley Christian 51

Tess Watson scored 17 points, hitting five 3-pointers as the Broncos jumped out to a 37-23 halftime lead.

“She set the tone for us with her aggressiveness,” Coast Union coach Jerry Gibson said.

Faye Watson added 13 points for Coast Union.

Pioneer Valley 51, Templeton 27

Katie Hunter led the Eagles with 11 points, and Katie Koehler had 10 rebounds.

“We need to take better control of the ball; we’re a young team and we didn’t handle it well,” Templeton coach Shawn Koehler said.

Mission Prep 66, Santa Maria 25

Jenna Dunbar led Mission Prep with 23 points, including two 3-pointers. Ally Kersthold followed with 21 points for the Royals, who led 37-14 at the break.

GIRLS WATER POLO

Santa Ynez 9, Paso Robles 5

Valerie Lloyd scored all five goals for the Bearcats.

“Santa Ynez is known as a fast team,” Paso Robles coach Caroline Barth said. “We swam side-by-side with them, which was impressive.”

Nipomo 15, Morro Bay 2

Shanae Lauridsen led the Titans with five goals.

Jenny Cardenas and Julia Tatarian each scored four goals for Nipomo, as well. Megan Long scored the only two goals for Morro Bay, and Danielle Churchill had 10 saves in goal.

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