Ashley Roese and Kate Reinhardt scored two goals apiece to lead the Arroyo Grande High girls soccer team to the semifinal round of the Premiere Bracket at the Garces Holiday Soccer Festival on Friday.
The Eagles (5-1) beat Golden West 4-0 in the morning match before blanking Notre Dame of San Jose 2-0 in the evening to secure a trip to the semifinals.
Roese scored both of her goals in the win over Golden West, which didn’t have a shot on Arroyo Grande goalkeeper Cheyenne Rodriguez.
“The only time (Rodriguez) touched the ball was when we kicked it back to her,” Eagles assistant coach Johnnie Reinhardt said.
Jessica Morosoli added the final goal in the 38th minute, as Golden West found itself in a big hole at the half.
Freshman forward Lupita Leon opened the scoring against Notre Dame in the 35th minute.
She also assisted on Morosoli’s goal earlier in the day.
“(Leon) is so little — maybe 4-foot-10 — and she’s so quick,” Reinhardt said. “She just speeds by people.”
Reinhardt said the Eagles put Leon at forward to see if the Arroyo Grande cross country team member could use her quickness and endurance to wear down opposing teams.
“She can run forever,” Reinhardt said. “If she can force (the opposition) to put their heads down and run they have a much harder time playing the ball.”
The Eagles will play tournament host Garces in the semifinals with a potential meeting against San Luis Obispo looming in the final.
In other Garces Tournament games:
San Luis Obispo 1, Sutter 0; San Luis Obispo 1, Frontier 0
San Luis Obispo used a pair of shutouts to advance to the semifinals of the Premier Bracket.
Against Sutter, San Luis Obispo won on penalty kicks.
Alessa Moscoso scored off a Taylor Gallagher assist for the only goal against Frontier.
Paso Robles 2, Bakersfield 1; Paso Robles 2, Mission Prep 1; Mission Prep 4, Clovis East 0
The Bearcats went 2-0 behind the play of Maddie Cline.
Against Bakersfield, Cline opened the scoring for Paso Robles and assisted on Maria Chavez’s goal.
Against Mission Prep, Cline and Chavez again had both goals.
Kori Disarufino led Mission Prep past Clovis East with two goals while Deirdre Laird and Annie Mooney each added one.
Garces 1, Atascadero 0;Clovis North 2, Atascadero 1
The Greyhounds went 0-2, losing to Clovis North on penalty kicks.
Jessica Carr scored in regulation for the Greyhounds (1-4-1) against Clovis North.
Morro Bay 1, East Bakersfield 0
Morro Bay advanced to the championship round of its bracket. No other information was provided.
Mission Prep 2, McFarland 0; Mission Prep 3, Shafter 1
Mission Prep’s Aryan Eslambolipour and Sean Robinson scored two goals apiece to help lead the Royals (7-0) to the semifinals at the Garces Holiday Soccer Festival.
Eslambolipour opened the scoring against McFarland, which became the third shutout victim of goalkeeper Joey Miller, who made seven saves.
Robinson gave the Royals an early lead against Shafter, and with the scored tied early in the second half, Eslambolipour scored the go-ahead goal.
Patrick Foran scored a late-game insurance goal, and Joey Miller stopped eight Shafter shots.
In other Garces games:
Atascadero 2, Clovis North 1;Independence 2, Atascadero 1
Atascadero played two close games with both being decided on penalty kicks.
Daniel Larios scored the only goal for the Greyhounds, with an assist by Joe Camarillo, to tie the score against Clovis North, who they defeated 4-3 on penalties.
After tying Independence, the Greyhounds went into another penalty kick round, losing 3-1.
Alex Aguiar scored the only goal for the Greyhounds (4-4-3) to tie it in regulation.
San Luis Obispo 2, Clovis 0; San Luis Obispo 3, El Diamante 2
The Tigers picked up two wins as Jeremy Cleere scored both San Luis Obispo goals in the win over Clovis.
Nick Boyd scored the first goal for the Tigers against El Diamante with an assist from Tyler Davis for a 1-0 halftime lead.
El Diamante came back and scored two quick goals in the second half with eight minutes left. However, San Luis Obispo scored two more goals in the second half to pick up the win.
Cleere scored in the 34th minute, and Alex Frost scored in the 42nd minute for the Tigers.
Coast Union 2, Fresno Christian 1
Diego Pena and Diego Merced led Coast Union (2-1) with one goal apiece.
Pena opened the scoring for Coast Union with a goal in the 30th minute. Merced followed with a 55th minute goal.
“I’m real pleased with the way the kids played,” Broncos coach Moises Jimenez said. “We’re missing three starters who couldn’t make it because of family holiday celebrations, but the kids are finally playing as a team. Fresno Christian scored in the last minute of the game. It was a really well-played goal.”
Coast Union 63, Coastal Christian 39
Eddie Salazar led Coast Union (6-3) with 22 points. Ramiro Medina followed with 13 points.
The Broncos led 37-28 at halftime and cemented their lead in the third quarter, outscoring Coastal Christian 24-6.
Morro Bay at Zinkin Classic
Morro Bay is in sixth place out of 48 teams entering today’s matches.
The Pirates have eight wrestlers still wrestling in the classic, and two wrestlers — 119-pounder Jaccob Carlson and 125-pounder Kent Beechman — are in the championship finals.
GIRLS WATER POLO
Paso Robles 15, Santa Maria 6
Andria Posmoga led Paso Robles (3-4, 1-1 PAC 7) with four goals.
Valerie Lloyd and Andi Russell each added three goals for the Bearcats.
“We expect a lot out of Andria,” Paso Robles coach Caroline Barth said, “She’s a young player, and she’s shown a lot of skill for a junior.”