The Arroyo Grande High boys soccer team left Santa Maria on Monday evening with a 2-1 win over Righetti, the back-to-back defending PAC 7 champion. It was the Eagles’ first victory against the Warriors in at least five years, coach Brad Bowdey said.
“The team put together a tremendous effort tonight, from the first group out there to the subs,” Bowdey said. “It’s one (league) game out of 12, but that first one is always important.”
After Arroyo Grande fell behind 1-0, Mario Herrera scored the equalizer, with last year’s league MVP, Morgan Wack, credited with the assist.
Later, Wack scored the go-ahead goal on an unassisted breakaway.
Edgar Ramirez made three saves in goal for the Eagles (5-4-3, 1-0 PAC 7).
Paso Robles 5, Pioneer Valley 4, OT
After the game went into overtime tied 3-3, Daniel Arevalo assisted Daniel Jaimes to make it 4-3, and then Arevalo scored on a Diego Contreras pass to give the Bearcats a two-goal advantage.
Jaimes finished with one goal and two assists.
Ricardo Guerrero tallied the first two scores for Paso Robles (9-2-1, 1-0).
San Luis Obispo at Atascadero
Atascadero’s home game against San Luis Obispo was postponed until Jan. 10 at 5:30 p.m. because of field conditions.
BOYS BASKETBALLAtascadero 68, San Luis Obispo 58
Facing a zone, the Greyhounds responded well, shooting 56 percent, including a 13-for-21 showing in the second half.
Troy Norris led Atascadero (11-3, 1-0 PAC 7) with 21 points. Sean Slavin had 18, and Hayden Mislavsky and Rob Berwick each added 10.
Mike Hansen and Matt Moore led the Tigers with 16 points apiece.
Paso Robles 62, Pioneer Valley 46
The Bearcats pounded the Panthers on the boards, with a 38-15 rebounding advantage.
Richard Curl, a 6-foot-8 center, led the way in the paint with 16 points and eight rebounds, and Aleksander Koch pulled down eight rebounds as well.
Alex Chaidez hit four 3-pointers on his way to 14 points for Paso Robles (7-7, 1-0), and Jake Murray distributed 10 assists.
Righetti 74, Arroyo Grande 52
No additional information was provided as of press time.
GIRLS BASKETBALLAtascadero 57, San Luis Obispo 38
Mary Kate Evans led the Greyhounds (11-2, 1-0) with 16 points. Brianna Norlock (11 points) and Shannon Berwick (10) also scored in double figures for Atascadero.
Malie Guy hit two 3-pointers for San Luis Obispo and finished with 18 points, while teammate Jessica Judge added 10.
Arroyo Grande 59, Righetti 53
Haley MacDonald hit four shots from 3-point range for the Eagles (11-2, 1-0) and finished with a game-best 21 points.
Madi Ventura had 11 points and seven assists for Arroyo Grande, and Lindsey Wolf added 11 points and nine rebounds.
Paso Robles 59, Pioneer Valley 37
Chelsea Kuhns scored 16 points and hit four 3s to help the Bearcats open PAC 7 play with a win. Audra Perry had six points and 11 rebounds for Paso Robles (8-6, 1-0).
The Bearcats had four 3-pointers in a 21-point third quarter that broke open a game that Paso Robles led 24-18 at halftime.
“We had great ball movement and knocked down open shots in the third quarter,” coach Mike Gray said.
GIRLS SOCCERSan Luis Obispo 4, Atascadero 0
Stevie Goo and Brady Candaele each had a goal and an assist for the Tigers (7-4-2, 1-0), but it was an overall defensive effort that coach John Clarke was most pleased with.
“This was one of the best defensive performances I’ve seen this team have this year,” Clarke said. “Everybody was outstanding.”
Lauren Harper made six saves to preserve the shutout.
Bridget Devaney and Emily Babcock accounted for the Tigers’ other two scores.
Paso Robles 7, Pioneer Valley 0
The Bearcats blew the game open with five second-half goals.
Paso Robles (10-0-2, 1-0) built a 2-0 halftime lead on goals by Emilee Brown and Renae Boggs.
Danielle Smith had two goals in the second half. Danica Boggs, Krista Broderick and Nikki Calabria also scored.
Carly McCall posted the shutout.
Righetti 3, Arroyo Grande 2
Ashley Roese scored on a Lupita Leon assist for the Eagles (5-1-2, 0-1), and another goal came on a Mallory Flatebo follow of a Kate Reinhardt penalty kick that was deflected.