High School Sports

Tigers upset Arroyo Grande in PAC 8 showdown

The San Luis Obispo girls volleyball team swept Arroyo Grande in straight sets 25-20, 25-16, 25-21, on Tuesday night to hand the Eagles their first league loss of the season.

It was the first loss in league play for the Eagles since the 2011-2012 season, when San Luis Obispo beat them 3-1.

Holland Boege had 15 kills, seven digs and two aces, and Morgan Day added 14 kills and 10 digs for the Tigers.

“We really made the adjustments (since the last time the two teams played),” said coach Marcie Beddall, whose team improves to 9-1 in the PAC 8. “Obviously AG wants to set their big middle hitters…we spent all day yesterday practicing blocking the middle.”

Marissa Brancart registered 35 assists and had six digs and CeCe Devaney added five kills and a pair of aces for San Luis Obispo (19-9).

“The Mission game (earlier this season) was the turning point for us,” Beddall said. “A lot of these girls had never beat AG at the varsity level…to get over that mental barrier was awesome.”

San Luis Obispo now has a chance to tie Arroyo Grande for the PAC 8 title if both teams win their next four games.

Emily Sonny had 12 kills and three blocks and Ashlyn Herlihy added 14 kills for Arroyo Grande (15-2, 9-1), which hosts Paso Robles on Thursday.

Mission Prep 3, Atascadero 0

The Royals won in three sets, 25-13, 25-17, 25-17, led by Jennifer Laird who had 14 kills and three aces and Maddie Boncich who had 10 kills.

Bella Casola added nine digs and an ace for Mission Prep (19-5, 7-3 PAC 8).

Taylor Degnan had eight kills and Jessie Featherstone chipped in with 16 digs and six kills for the Greyhounds. Brooke Harbottle distributed 16 assists for Atascadero (13-13, 4-6), which faces Righetti on Thursday.

Paso Robles 3, St. Joseph 2

The Bearcats pulled out a 27-29, 25-22, 21-25, 25-19, 15-10, victory.

Tegan Curren had 13 kills and three aces, and Kalyn Armstrong added 10 kills and six blocks. Hannah Katches registered 14 kills, and Kiara Gable had 12 kills and two aces for Paso Robles (9-5, 5-5 PAC 8).

Sydnie Esser notched 38 assists, five kills and three aces.

Nipomo 3, Orcutt Academy 0

Nipomo won 25-20, 25-15, 25-22, and Mackenzie Brand and Kylie Mendez each had five kills for Nipomo (7-6, 6-3 Los Padres League), which hosts Morro Bay on Thursday.

Coast Union 3, Coastal Christian 0

Coast Union won in straight sets, 25-15, 25-11, 25-6.

Gigi Stoothoff had 11 kills, Janelle Bohey had 10 kills and Ahtziri Mora registered 34 assists in the win for the Broncos (11-3, 8-0 Coast Valley League).

Coast Union hosts Shandon on Thursday.

Reanna Iunker had 18 digs and Delaney Springer had three kills for Coastal Christian (4-5, 3-4), which takes on Maricopa on Thursday.

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