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Prep Roundup: Eagles girls soccer team clinches a share of PAC 7 title

The Arroyo Grande High girls soccer team clinched at least a share of the PAC 7 title on Monday, routing Nipomo 5-0.

Kate Reinhardt scored twice for the Eagles (20-3, 10-1), who were ranked No. 4 in Monday’s CIF-Southern Section Division III poll, while Gina Kope, Mallory Flatebo and Ashley Roese also tallied.

Reinhardt, Roese, Kayla Deblauw, Niesha Diaz and Megan Knight collected assists.

Cheyenne Rodriguez had two saves for the Eagles.

San Luis Obispo 4, Paso Robles 3The Tigers (19-3-2, 8-3 PAC 7) almost squandered an early 3-0 lead but posted the game-winner in the closing 10 minutes.

Maddy Cline, Maria Chavez and Maritza Juarez scored for the Bearcats (9-10-4, 3-6-1 PAC 7), who got four saves from freshman goalkeeper Carly McCall.

BOYS SOCCERArroyo Grande 3, Nipomo 0Bryan Rivas made eight saves in goal for the Eagles, who are in position to seize a share of the PAC 7 title on Friday against Righetti.

Christian Garcia scored twice for Arroyo Grande (17-7-1, 8-2-1), the eighth-ranked team in Division V, while Tyler Slocum tacked on the insurance goal.

San Luis Obispo 1, Paso Robles 0Jeremy Cleere scored the game-winner in the 50th minute, putting away a near-post header off Humberto Anduaga’s right-side corner kick. Goalkeeper David Gealy posted the shutout for San Luis Obispo (13-5, 7-4 PAC 7).

“It was real muddy conditions,” Tigers coach Johnny Costa said. “I wish we had come out with more energy. We got the win, and that’s what matters at this point.”

BOYS BASKETBALLNipomo 46, Arroyo Grande 43The Titans kept their playoff hopes alive by holding the Eagles, ranked No. 5 in Division III-AA, to 0-of-18 shooting from 3-point range.

“I don’t think we gave them any really good looks,” Nipomo coach Brian Hook said. “We played really good team defense.”

Jeff McNeil carried Nipomo (11-13, 4-6 PAC 7) with 19 points, while Ryan McNeil added 11.

Nipomo avenged a 71-44 loss to the Eagles on Jan. 15.

“We’re finally playing more consistent,” Hook added.

Garrett Weinreich had a team-high 12 points in defeat, while Kyle Kleinsmith had 11 and Andrew Hogue 10 for Arroyo Grande (19-6, 8-3 PAC 7).

“We have a lot of guys in shooting slumps,” Eagles coach Ryan Glanville said. “We’ve got to find a way to get some shots to drop for us.”

The Eagles can earn a share of the league title at home Friday against Righetti, which routed Pioneer Valley 74-49 thanks in large part to a game-high 22 points from Nick Sauer.

San Luis Obispo 61, Paso Robles 45The Tigers enjoyed a 31-17 second-half advantage to take sole possession of fourth in the PAC 7 standings.

“Our defense was really good in the second half,” San Luis Obispo coach John Jensen said. “We knew we’d have to win these last two games to get to the playoffs.”

Steve Sainsbury had 16 points and seven rebounds for San Luis Obispo (10-14, 5-6), with Josh James and Sean Mullen adding 15 and 11, respectively. Mullen pulled down 10 rebounds.

Lonnie Watson led the Bearcats (12-11, 4-6) with 20 points, and Cheyne Hayes had 10. San Luis Obispo sank seven 3-pointers in the game.

“We just came out flat, and they shot the ball better than we did,” Paso Robles coach Scott Larson said of the second half.

GIRLS BASKETBALLArroyo Grande 53, Nipomo 34Jenna Sverchek paced a balanced attack with 11 points, while Maddie Carr contributed nine for Arroyo Grande (18-6, 10-1), ranked No. 7 in Division III-AA and tied for first with Atascadero in the PAC 7 standings.

Tessa Underwood carried the Titans (5-18, 0-10) with 17 points.

San Luis Obispo 48, Paso Robles 37Hannah Kenny led the Tigers with 19 points, while Kelsey O’Hagan scored 10 for San Luis Obispo (13-11, 6-3), which clinched third in the PAC 7 with the win.

Chelsea Merrill scored 10 for the Bearcats (8-14, 2-8).

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