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Prep Roundup: San Luis Obispo girls hold off Pioneer Valley 1-0 in soccer

San Luis Obispo High’s Kristen Smith is tripped by Pioneer Valley’s Guadalupe Gudino on Friday.
San Luis Obispo High’s Kristen Smith is tripped by Pioneer Valley’s Guadalupe Gudino on Friday. jjohnston@thetribunenews.com

The San Luis Obispo High girls soccer team (13-4-3, 4-1-1 PAC 7) defeated Pioneer Valley High 1-0 on Friday night.

The Tigers’ Mariah Niedez scored an unassisted goal early in the first half, and it would be all the Tigers needed to earn their fourth PAC 7 victory.

Goalie Lauren Harper earned just one save in her shutout performance with San Luis Obispo controlling the ball most of the game.

“It was a really messy game with the condition of the field,” San Luis Obispo coach John Clarke. “But we played a really good possession game and I was proud of the team’s performance tonight.”

Arroyo Grande 3, St. Joseph 2, OT

Despite letting a 2-0 lead slip, the Eagles (13-6, 5-1 PAC7) defeated the Knights in overtime.

Lupita Leon scored in the first half for Arroyo Grande, and a header from Paige Johnson in the second half pushed the Eagles’ lead to two.

However, St. Joseph responded with two quick goals in the 62nd and 65th minutes to send the game into overtime.

After the Knights’ goalkeeper blocked a shot from Leon, Nadine Reed recovered the ball in front of the net and scored just three minutes into overtime for the win.

Atascadero 6, Mission Prep 2

Five Greyhounds players had goals in their win over the Royals.

Atascadero’s Rhiannon Dudley scored a game-high two goals. Additional Greyhounds scorers included Savannah McCarthy, Christine Curtis, Olivia Dobbs and Rachel Andrade.

Hannah Tovar had two saves in goal for Atascadero before being taken out after a collision with a Mission Prep player. Danielle Baldobin, Brynne Guzman and Sierra Walcott shared the goal for the remainder of the game, combining for six saves.


Paso Robles 1, Righetti 0

Brian Mercado delivered the game-winning goal in the 66th minute on a penalty kick to lift the Bearcats (10-2-6, 4-1-1 PAC7) past the Warriors.

Paso Robles’ Jesus Gil had eight saves in his shutout performance.

San Luis Obispo 4, Pioneer Valley 2

Continuing their near-perfect season, the Tigers (13-1-2, 6-0 PAC 7) beat the Panthers. Travis Caldwell scored the first two goals for San Luis Obispo, with assists by Scotty Allis and Jesus Vasquez. Paul Sullivan scored the third goal before the half, unassisted. Jesus Vasquez scored the last goal off a penalty kick at the 60th minute.

“They are a very technical team and we conquered that with high pressure.” San Luis Obispo coach Johnny Costa said.

Arroyo Grande 2, St. Joseph 2, OT

Cole Laughton and Angel Rodriguez scored a goal apiece as the Eagles (8-9-2, 2-3-1 PAC 7) played to a draw against the Knights.

Arroyo Grande goalie Alex Montero had five saves.


San Luis Obispo 72, Pioneer Valley 45

The Tigers (9-9, 2-4 PAC 7) defeated the Panthers with an explosive 30-5 run to end the game.

Four San Luis Obispo players scored in double figures, including David Thoresen (15), Carlson Schowerer (13), Matt Moore (12) and Scott Inman 10. Thoresen led with a game-high four 3-pointers.

Pioneer Valley (6-14, 0-6) was outscored 41-20 in the second half.

Righetti 67, Paso Robles 41

The Bearcats (6-13, 1-5 PAC 7) were outscored 45-19 in the first and third quarters as Paso Robles fell on the road to the Warriors (16-2, 6-0).

Josh Wilson-Murry had 14 to lead the Bearcats.

Ryan McGready led Righetti with 18 points, and Hunter Walker added 15.

Templeton 45, Santa Ynez 40

Andy Garretson led the Eagles (7-13, 4-3 Los Padres League) to their win with a team-high 16 points. Eric Fragione added 11 points and nine rebounds for Templeton.

Cabrillo 64, Nipomo 59

The Titans (6-14, 3-4 LPL) fell to the Conquistadores (9-8, 6-1).

Ryan McNeil led Nipomo with 17 points, and Tyler Eshenbach and Scott Nichols each added 11 points for the Titans.

Coast Union 50, North County Christian 39

Quinten Raethke scored 20 points, and Alan Hernandez and Angel Avina scored 10 each as the Broncos (9-4, 6-1 CVL) outscored the Crusaders (6-10, 4-3 CVL) 20-8 in the fourth quarter en route to the home win.

Daniel Katches had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead North County Christian.

Coastal Christian 52, Cuyama Valley 51

Curtis Henry scored 14 points, and Brandon Spiller and Isaac Close scored 13 points each as the Conquerors (4-7, 4-3 CVL) hung on for a narrow win over the Bears (1-7, 1-6 CVL).


Arroyo Grande 54, St. Joseph 38

Heather Madrigal and Lindsey Wolf both recorded double-doubles for the Eagles (14-5, 6-0 PAC 7) in Arroyo Grande’s road win over the Knights (6-14, 3-3 PAC 7).

Madrigal recorded 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Wolf added 11 points and 11 boards. Emma Weinreich had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Eagles.

Kaitlyn Flowers had a game-high 18 points for St. Joseph.

San Luis Obispo 47, Pioneer Valley 44

Erica Chandler led the Tigers (9-9, 2-3 PAC 7) with 14 points in their victory over the Panthers.

Ali Rodriguez led the Panthers (8-9, 0-6) with 18 points.

Templeton 56, Santa Ynez 55

Mari Stewart led the Eagles with a team-high 14 points in their win over the Pirates (6-12, 4-3 LPL).

Marissa Torres and Lauren Stuedemann each added 11 points, while Autumn Russell scored 10 for Templeton (15-6, 6-1).

Righetti 38, Paso Robles 34

The Bearcats (8-11, 1-5) lost despite Molly Donovan’s 13 points.

“We’ve been struggling the last couple games but we played a great second half,” Paso Robles coach Heidi Wittstrom Sill said. “We had good help on defense and we will use that momentum to get us a win.”

Nipomo 43, Cabrillo 33

Jessica Miller scored 12 points, Gianna Abatti scored 11 and the Titans (2-17, 2-8 LPL) defeated the Conquistadores (1-14, 0-7 LPL) at home.

Mission Prep 63, Kingsburg 30

The Royals (18-1) dominated with Bri Harvey scoring 20 points and grabbing seven rebounds, five of those offensive. Kaylee Williams had 15 points for Mission Prep, and Jenna Dunbar had 11 points and six assists.

North County Christian 54, Coast Union 11

Mandy Legault scored 15 points, and Melat Zippi scored eight points and pulled down 12 rebounds as the Crusaders (8-1, 6-1 CVL) dominated the Broncos (1-4, 1-10 CVL) on the road.