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Righetti's defense yielded nothing in the second half Tuesday, so the Warriors won comfortably.

The Warriors (4-2) outscored Santa Barbara 5-0 after intermission and wound up with a 9-3 win in a non-league game at Santa Barbara.

"Defense was the name of the game," said Righetti co-coach Kyle Shaffer in an email. "We were able to control their offense for most of the game, including a shutout in the second half. Credit goes to the entire squad for their hustle all game long."

Righetti goal keeper Thomas Lane finished with nine saves.

"Truthfully, both goalies really dominated the first half," said Shaffer.

The Warriors gave themselves some insurance early in the third quarter. Austin Nims and then Robert Groppetti scored.

"Nims scored off a cross pass, and Groppetti scored out of center," said Shaffer.

Andrew Rivera and Ryker Dacus both popped in three Righetti goals. Caleb Sandberg scored once.

Arroyo Grande 12, Paso Robles 11

Jack Alexander scored the final two goals of the game to lift his Eagles to a hard-fought PAC 8 League win.

The Eagles always seems to struggle playing at Paso Robles, which has the dreaded shallow-deep pool.

Alexander, Josh Smith and Taylor Chase led the Eagles with three goals apiece. Ryan Hoover added two goals and Ethan Klemowicz scored once.

Senior goalie Jarod Sweanson made six saves for the Eagles, who are now 1-2 on the year and 1-0 in the PAC 8.

St. Joseph 13, Morro Bay 12

Josh Smith led the Knights with five goals while teammate Gian Spallino added four in the Knights’ non-league win.

Matt Morales added two goals for the Knights, and Dante Hodge and Ryan Galanski both added one.

Girls Golf

San Luis Obispo 222, Righetti 256

The Warriors opened the PAC 8 League season with a loss against San Luis Obispo at the Dairy Creek Golf Course in SLO.

Playing the par-35 front nine, Sarah Fouratt led the Warriors with a 42.

Delaney Nolan (49), Hailee Silva (53), Alex Thompson (56) and Olivia Lydick (56) rounded out the Warriors’ scoring.

San Luis Obispo was led by Isabelle Carpenter, who fired a 49, followed by Lisa Figueroa (41), Bee Soll (44), Lily Svetich (49), Hannah Ogden (49).

Righetti (5-3, 0-1 PAC-8) and SLO are both back in action Wednesday when they take part in the first PAC-8 mini-tournament at the Paso Robles Golf Club.

Cabrillo 307, Santa Maria 347

The Conquistadores won their second dual match of the league season by beating Santa Maria 307-347 at Village Country Club. 

Aubrey Campfield led Cabrillo with a 58 and also won the individual medal. Campfield's teammates scored: Gabi Delgado 59, Alexa McCune 60, Kylie Moldt 65 and Brianna Gonzales 65.

Santa Maria's lowest score was a 68 from Jessica Estevez.  The other Saints scored: Amalia Ramirez 69, Wendy Hernandez 69, Lily Llamas 70 and Briana Nunez 71. 

Arroyo Grande 218, Paso Robles 285

Arroyo Grande's team score of 218 at the Paso Robles Golf Course tied the school's all-time low score for a nine-hole round. The record was set in 2009 at Dairy Creek. 

The historic team score was led by several stellar individual efforts. Delanie Dunkle was the medalist with a par 35, which tied teammate Kinsey McBryde’s school record of one-under 35 on Cypress last year.

McBryde and Vanessa Watkins each scored a 38 for the Eagles. Carson Schirmer's 53 and Madi Snow's 54 rounded out Arroyo Grande's scoring. 

Paso Robles' Mikayla Stone scored a 48 to lead the Bearcats. 

Girls volleyball

Pioneer Valley 3, Lompoc 0

The Panthers (2-2) swept the Braves 25-17, 25-15, 25-13 in a non-league match at Pioneer Valley.

Pioneer Valley libero Tiffany Santana served five aces and made seven digs. Alexa Martinez racked up seven kills and three aces. Paulina Garcia added six kills and four digs.

St. Joseph 3, Santa Maria 0

The Knights (3-1) swept the Saints 25-12, 25-14, 25-22 in a non-league match at St. Joseph's Hofschulte Gym.

Kelsey Kolbo amassed eight digs and four service aces for the Knights. Demi Will racked up seven kills. Madi Lahr had 24 assists.

Paso Robles 3, Nipomo 0

The Bearcats took a 25-13, 25-19, 25-13 win in a non-league match at Paso Robles.

Nanna Lemons made 18 digs for the Titans (1-3). Bella Albano had 13. Ashley Wickham made three kills.

Santa Ynez 3, Righetti 1

Santa Ynez (9-2) took this non-league match at Righetti, 25-13, 17-25, 25-15 and 25-23.

"More than anything else, I was impressed with our toughness," said Santa Ynez coach Chip Fenenga.

"The girls battled, they fought for balls. I thought we won a lot of the little battles that helped us win the big battle. We had a lot of kids sick."

Hannah Rogers racked up 18 digs, 13 kills and two service aces for the Pirates. Besides, "Her passing was nails," said Fenenga.

Santa Ynez libero Taylor Gregg amassed 17 digs. "She really solidified our defense in the back row," Fenenga said.

"I was very pleased. We knew Righetti has a good team." 

Kennedy Klusendorf led Righetti with 10 kills and 11 assists,. Zane Sheckherd  added 10 kills and 13 digs as Katie Barbarick helped out with five kills and two blocks.

Crista Koertge had 16 assists and seven digs for Righetti.

The Warriors are 3-1 and start league play with a match against San Luis Obispo Thursday.


Senior Sports Reporter