The Arroyo Grande High boys volleyball team rallied for a five-set victory over visiting Saugus on Tuesday, ignoring an early 2-0 deficit to win 18-25, 22-25, 25-17, 25-16, 15-11 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.
“The team pulled together after the second game and they showed them what they were made of,” Arroyo Grande coach Laurel Allen said.
Jack Empey led the Eagles with 45 assists. Logan Honeycutt had six kills, Chandler Mankins had five and Tanner Howard added 12 digs for the Eagles (14-1), who advanced to play at Altura on Thursday.
Oaks Christian 3, San Luis Obispo 0
The Tigers were swept 25-13, 25-23, 25-18 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.
Darren Paul had seven kills and eight digs, and Nate Sweasey had 24 assists and nine digs for San Luis Obispo.
San Luis Obispo 4. St. Joseph 0
Louie Carlos tossed a two-hit shutout, striking out six in the win for the Tigers (19-6, 15-1 PAC 7). Carlos surrendered two singles in the first before shutting down the Knights the rest of the way.
Sean Maguire had two hits and a run scored, and Trevor MacLeod had a run scored and an RBI for San Luis Obispo.
Arroyo Grande 5, Paso Robles 4
Mark Moreno hit a bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning, plating Gunnar Gomez and giving the Eagles (12-11, 9-7 PAC 7) the walk-off victory.
Gomez finished with two hits and three runs scored, and Cameron Peteit added two hits and a run scored for Arroyo Grande.
Dan Ramirez gave up two earned runs on eight hits in the complete-game win.
Nipomo 4, Mission Prep 1
Luke Shurtleff gave up six hits and struck out one in a complete game for the Titans (11-8).
Tanner Autrey had two hits with a double, and Chris Souza had two hits for Nipomo.
Anthony Bosshardt struck out four and gave up seven hits in a complete game for the Royals (8-15).
North County Christian 27, Cuyama Valley 0, 5 innings
Keelan Willison and Daniel Katches combined to give up one hit over four shutout innings in the win for the Crusaders (11-4, 9-1 CVL).
North County Christian had 23 hits, led by Katches, who had five hits, five RBI and a three-run home run.
Willison had four hits and four RBI, and Jonathan Katches had two doubles and five RBI for the Crusaders.
Righetti 5, San Luis Obispo 0
The Tigers (10-14, 2-9 PAC 7) had more errors (five) than hits (four) in the road loss to the Warriors.
Andrea Reynolds gave up three earned runs on five hits, striking out four over seven innings for San Luis Obispo.
Pioneer Valley 2, Atascadero 1
Jessie Hufstetler tossed a four-hit complete game for the Greyhounds (24-3, 10-2 PAC 7), striking out seven and allowing no earned runs in the loss.
Hufstetler and Taylor Fant had three hits each, and Laura Gorman had the lone RBI for Atascadero.
Lompoc 4, Morro Bay 2
Marissa Tabares gave up one earned run on four hits over six innings, but the Pirates (6-5 LPL) couldn’t overcome a three-run home run in the fourth inning by the Braves in the loss.
Kylie Gacad and Jasmine Singh had two hits each for Morro Bay.
Cabrillo 8, Templeton 0
Corynn Barto and Ashley Stevens combined for 12 strikeouts but the Eagles (5-16, 4-7 LPL) tallied just two hits.
St. Joseph 9, Paso Robles 5
Kelly Reynolds, Carley McCall and Amanda Burgh had two hits each for the Bearcats (13-9, 5-6 PAC 7), but Paso Robles fell at home.
Jenna Rodgers struck out two over five innings in the loss.
Nipomo 13, Mission Prep 1
Ashley Ruiz gave up one run on two hits, striking out four in the five-inning complete game for the Titans (15-9).
Ruiz and Rachael Moody had two hits and two RBI each for Nipomo.
Coast Union 32, Shandon 2, 4 innings
Gabby Bucio had two doubles and six RBI, Patty Bucio had three hits and five runs scored and the Broncos (9-8, 9-1 CVL) rolled over the Outlaws on the road.
North County Christian 18, Cuyama Valley 0, 5 innings; North County Christian 17, Cuyama Valley 12
In game one, Kylie Bergquist pitched her first career no-hitter, striking out six for the Crusaders (12-2, 11-1 CVL).
Cheyenne Ricks had two hits, four runs scored and five stolen bases, Chloe Bergquist had two hits and two RBI and Alexandria Wisberg had a double, a triple and five RBI for the Crusaders.
In the second game, Karianne Loy had three hits including a double and two RBI and Kelsey McRoy had three hits with a triple.
Ricks added three hits and two runs scored for the Crusaders.
South Hills 14, Atascadero 4
Jacob Hass and Austin Alexander won one singles set each as the Greyhounds fell in the wild-card round of the CIF- Southern Section Division 2 playoffs.
The doubles teams of Elias Jordan and Jake Reilly and Jacob Pomi and Ross Schaefer each had one win for Atascadero.
Two college commits for Atascadero
Atascadero announced that Emilie Boege has signed to play women’s basketball at Division II Cal State Dominguez Hills, and Lauryn Cooper will go on to play softball at NAIA’s Vanguard University.
Because of a broken hand, Cooper has played only two games for the Atascadero softball team, which secured the outright PAC 7 title last week with a win over Righetti. The outfielder isn’t expected to start playing again until summer, according to Greyhounds coach Darin Traverso.
In the girls basketball season, Boege, a guard, averaged 11.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for the Greyhounds, who advanced to the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A semifinals.
Mission Prep’s Dudley makes college pick for volleyball
Shannon Dudley, a setter for the Mission Prep girls volleyball team the past two seasons, has agreed to continue her sport at Emmanuel College in Boston — a Division III school.
She helped the Royals to a 22-13 record last season.