The Paso Robles High boys water polo team upset Arroyo Grande 13-10 on Wednesday afternoon, handing the Eagles just their second PAC 7 loss of the season.
Paso Robles coach Duane McRoy has been involved with the program since 1995 and said he couldn’t recall a previous instance during his tenure when the Bearcats beat Arroyo Grande.
Arroyo Grande (16-6, 8-2) entered ranked No. 8 in Division 4 of the CIF-Southern Section.
“It’s definitely something that’s hard to put into perspective for us,” McRoy said. “Obviously, it’s a big win and a big step for the boys. It was a special game.”
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Chris Vinson had a team-best four goals for Paso Robles (12-12, 7-3), which used a 7-2 fourth-quarter advantage to get the win.
Spencer Silva added three goals for the Bearcats, while Austin McCall had two. Tyler Dukes made eight saves in goal for Paso Robles.
Kevin Meffert had four goals for Arroyo Grande. Nick Chapman and Warren Crandall added two apiece.
John Kullman had seven saves in the loss.
“They played well,” Eagles coach Steven Allen said of the Bearcats ending the streak. “My hat’s off to them.”
Santa Ynez downs Nipomo in water polo
Nipomo ranked third in Division 7, fell 12-10 in a Los Padres League boys water polo game against top-ranked Santa Ynez.
Nipomo’s Cole Holloway scored six goals on eight shots, while Derek Seaman had three goals.
Kirk Wilenius deflected four shots for the Titans (16-6, 4-1 LPL) in goal.
“I really think this is going to motivate us,” Nipomo coach Justin Jewell said. “We’ve positioned ourselves well.”
The LPL prelims will be held next week at Nipomo.
Arroyo Grande girls tennis rolls by Mission Prep
Arroyo Grande dropped only two games in an 18-0 girls tennis win over Mission Prep.
Caitlin Milich won in singles 6-0, 6-0, 6-0, while Drew Cameron and Kimmy Turner were also flawless in doubles, taking their two sets 6-0, 6-0 for the Eagles (16-1, 11-0 PAC 7), ranked No. 7 in Division 3 of the Southern Section.
Coast Union seeks JV girls basketball coach
Coast Union is looking to hire a junior varsity girls basketball coach. Interested parties should contact Broncos athletic director Bill Clough at 927-3889.