High School Sports

Prep roundup: San Luis Obispo girls soccer team wins Garces Tournament title

The San Luis Obispo girls soccer team won the Elite Division of the Garces Tournament on Saturday, the first time the Tigers have won the tournament in school history.

The Tigers tied 0-0 with Liberty on Friday, before winning both games on Saturday, a 3-0 win over Frontier and a 1-0 win over Stockdale.

Kristina Smelser had a pair of goals, and Amelia Corpuz-Carr added another against Frontier.

Grace Park scored the winner over Stockdale.

Eislee Sohner notched seven saves over the three games for the Tigers, who remain undefeated at 8-0-1.

San Luis Obispo opens league Wednesday against Paso Robles.


San Luis Obispo at the Garces Tournament

The Tigers took two of three at the Garces Tournament.

The Tigers lost 3-2 on Friday in overtime to Liberty. Keith McCarty had a goal, assisted by Logan Axberg, and scored on a penalty kick to send it to overtime, where the Tigers lost.

On Saturday, the Tigers topped Bakersfield 3-2 in overtime, with Cole Halfman opening the scoring. McCarty scored the Tigers’ second goal, assisted by Tristan Torres, and had the golden goal, assisted by Brian Finger, to win it.

In the second game Saturday, the Tigers topped Centennial 4-2. Axberg scored a goal, assisted by Torres, and Finger scored off an assist from Halfman for the first two goals. Halfman scored another, assisted by Cole Broome-Hanvey, and Finger capped off the win with a goal assisted by Torres.

San Luis Obispo (5-2-1) has a break until Jan. 2, when the Tigers host Bakersfield.

Atascadero at the Garces Tournament

The Greyhounds defeated Burroughs to win the Gold “B” Pool title.

Atascadero (9-2) got behind 1-0 less than a minute into the game, but Alex Marca scored a pair of goals one minute apart in the 25th and 26th minute to give the Greyhounds the win. The first goal was unassisted, the second was a header off a cross from Abraham Reyna.

Earlier Saturday, Atascadero beat Tehacaphi 4-0. Marca had two goals and an assist, Abraham Reyna had a goals and an assist, and Connor Setting also scored a goal. Destin Ybarra and Christian Maldonado also had assists.

The Greyhounds open PAC 8 play on Jan 6.

Morro Bay at the Garces Tournament

The Pirates won two of three games over the weekend and finished in third place in the Gold “B” Pool.

Isaac Manuputy scored all five goals in a 5-2 win over Tehachapi in the third-place game. The Pirates (2-4-1) rallied twice from deficits in that game, and pulled away with three second-half goals after a 2-2 tie at halftime.

Pedro Morales had two assists in the win, and Gavin Langford-Bailie, Charlie Codron and Jorge Montesdeoca each had an assist. Manuputy scored every goal for the Pirates in the tournament.

Morro Bay lost to Burroughs 1-0 in the first game Saturday.


San Luis Obispo 40, Oak Park 31

The Tigers won their first game of the Santa Barbara TOC Tournament on Saturday with a 40-31 win over Oak Park.

Stephanie Brenner had 16 points and Whitney Bruns added 10 points for the Tigers (5-3).

San Luis Obispo continues play in the tournament on Monday, taking on Santa Ynez at 2:30 p.m.

Coast Union 38, Cuyama Valley 15

Emily McAvoy had 14 points and 12 rebounds and Reagan Kniffen had eight points and six assists in Friday’s game.

Ashley Martinez chipped in with eight points for the Broncos.