High School Sports

Prep Roundup: Arroyo Grande continues to cruise in pool

The Arroyo Grande High girls water polo team routed Righetti 15-1 on Thursday, running its record to 18-1 overall and 8-0 in PAC 7 play.

The Eagles, the No. 1-ranked team in Division IV of the CIF-Southern Section, cruised after getting out to a 9-1 first-quarter lead.

“We played really well in the first quarter,” Arroyo Grande coach Steven Allen said. “We’ve been working on a new defense, so we gave up a lot of shots early, but it ended up paying off for us later in the game.”

Kim Johnson and Alexa May each scored a team-high four goals, while Danielle Brummett and Meghan Anderson added two apiece.

Briana Lippert made 15 saves in goal for Arroyo Grande, the back-to-back defending divisional champion.

Atascadero 13, Pioneer Valley 3

Jill Johnson paced the Greyhounds with three goals, while Sarah Murphy, Bailey Kelly, Amber Harbottle and Kelly Lass all had two each.

Lauren Kasenberg made five saves for Atascadero (12-8, 5-3 PAC 7).

Paso Robles 8, Nipomo 6

Jenny Cardenas and Shanae Lauridsen each tallied two scores for the Titans (4-15, 1-7 PAC 7). Ashlee McCall made six saves in defeat.


Morro Bay 1, St. Joseph 1

The Pirates’ Cody Chavez scored late in the second half on a free kick to tie the score, but Morro Bay couldn’t find the go-ahead goal.

“It was a really close game and could’ve went either way,” Morro Bay coach Tomas Arreola said. Morro Bay had already beaten the Knights 6-0 earlier this month. “We were a bit surprised by St. Joe.”

Gordon Jamison made seven saves for the Pirates (10-7-2, 5-2-1 Los Padres League).

Santa Maria 4, Templeton 0

Jonah Yamagata made 11 saves for the Eagles (1-15, 0-8 LPL), who also got strong play from center defender Morgan Butz.


St. Joseph 5, Morro Bay 0

Meissinger had 10 saves for the Pirates (1-7 LPL), whose Macey Burgeson fired three shots on goal.