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Pioneer Valley's boys soccer team led Mission Prep 1-0 at halftime of a PAC 8 League game on Tuesday night.

Carlos Vazquez decided he didn't like the score so close.

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Vazquez scored four second-half goals, leading his team to a 7-0 league win over the Royals. 

Ulises Ortega got the scoring started for the Panthers, scoring the first half-goal.

Vazquez then scored four times in the second half alone, while Rigoberto Maldonado and Alberto Montesinos added one goal each to help the Panthers to a 7-0 win.

The Panthers are now 14-3-1 overall and 7-1-0 in PAC 8 games. They're scheduled to host St. Joseph Friday night at 6 p.m. in another league game. San Luis Obispo defeated Atascadero 2-1 Tuesday night, also moving to 7-1-0 in league. The Panthers beat the Tigers 3-0 in their first-round matchup. The Panthers and Tigers are scheduled to face each other a week from Wednesday at San Luis Obispo.

Girls Soccer

Pioneer Valley 1, Mission Prep 0

Pioneer Valley’s Mashyla Jordan scored early in the Panther’s PAC 8 League girls soccer match and her goal held up to give PV the win.

“Sasha Brafman won the ball in the middle of the field and made a perfect pass to Mashyla,” said Pioneer Valley coach Gabe Velasco. “Mashyla was about 20 yards out and fired a great crossing shot that beat their keeper. It was a really nice goal, a really, really nice goal.”

After that, the Panthers’ defense took over.

“We were missing three players. Patty Rubio and Lupita Aranda were out nursing injuries and Cassandra Bright missed the game because she was ill,” said Velasco. “So we turned to our defense and they played a great game. We possessed the ball pretty well and kept them from getting shots on goal.

Pioneer Valley’s goal keeper Sara Rodriguez had to make just one save the entire game in posting the shutout victory.

The Panthers (11-3-2, 5-2-1 PAC 8) play at St. Joseph on Friday.

St. Joseph 2, Paso Robles 1

Corby Burress and Braidyn Cossa scored as the Knights beat the Bearcats.

The Knights move to 6-7-1 overall and 4-4 in the PAC 8, starting the second half of league play with a big win on the road. 

Girls Water Polo

Righetti 19, Paso Robles 5

The Righetti Warriors cruised to a Pac 8 League girls water polo victory at Paso Robles High.

Emma Savaso scored 7 times and Madison Villa six to lead the offense while Sophia Reyes and Megan Nelson backstopped the defense as Righetti (11-5) improved its league record to 3-1.

“Emma and Madison were strong on both offense and defense,” said Righetti coach Roxanne Leasure. “Our team relies on them a lot both in and out of the water.”

Nelson, in goal for the first and third quarters, also came away with two steals while Reyes, in the net for the second and fourth quarters, stole the ball from the Bearcats five times.

Righetti (11-5, 3-1 PAC 8) next plays Friday and Saturday in the Bonita Tournament in Glendora. 

Arroyo Grande 14, San Luis Obispo 2

The Eagles moved to 13-2 on the season and 4-0 in the PAC 8 with a dominant win. 

They led 9-1 in the first half. Isabella Solis led the Eagles with three goals, while Sam Hazel, Hannah Blum, Paige Leonard, Sam Vitt and Taylor York each scored two goals. 

Sarah Kasper also scored for Arroyo Grande. Danielle Jenkins made seven saves and Hayley Henley had four. 

The Eagles next play a pivotal divisional game against Riverside Poly on Friday in Riverside. 

Boys Basketball

Valley Christian 55, Coastal Christian 18

The VCA Lions got off to a slow start, inching ahead of Coast Christian’s Conquerors 7-6 after the first quarter of a Coast Valley League game at the Oceano Community Center court.

“We didn’t come out aggressive enough,” said VCA coach Pete Fortier.

But the Lions kicked it into high gear, outscoring (7-4, 2-2 CVL) the Conquerors 44-4 in the second and third quarters to pull away.

Isaac Deming led the way, scoring 24 points.

“Isaac had three 3-pointers – all in the second and third quarters – and Tommy had one,” said Pete Fortier. “Isaac also had five steals and five assists, so he played a complete game.”

Kiernan Quinones added 12 points and Tommy Kubiak 11 in the victory.

“We dedicated the game to our school’s music teacher Bruce Kerley who has been real sick,” said Fortier. “We’re all wishing him the best.”

VCA host Shandon Friday night as part of a girls/boys doubleheader.

Santa Ynez 52, Templeton 37

Blake Hadley scored 15 points and snared 10 rebounds as the Pirates (6-3 Los Padres League) beat the Eagles in an LPL game at Templeton.

Zach Hewitt scored 14 points for Santa Ynez. Rigel Hall led the Eagles with 15 points.

Girls Basketball

Coastal Christian 41, Valley Christian 18

Coastal Christian got off to a 12-2 start after the first quarter and never looked back, defeating the Valley Christian Academy Lions in a Coast Valley League game at the Oceano Community Center.

The Conquerors were led by Jordan Stone’s 20 points and Reanna Iunker’s nine.

Mayley DiBernardi led the Lions (2-7, 1-3 CVL) with 11 points. Heather Knudson’s five and Alyssa Norholm’s two points accounted for the rest of the VCA scoring.

“Heather hit one 3-point shot and Mayley hit three 3s, so I was very happy with that,” said VCA coach Randy Stanford.

VCA hosts Shandon on Friday night. 

Templeton 53, Santa Ynez 51

Templeton beat Santa Ynez on a last-second, buzzer-beater to pull into a tie with Santa Ynez in the Los Padres League standings with both teams at 5-4 in the LPL.

“At one point, we were down 20 points,” said Santa Ynez coach Mike Alexander. “We hit a 3-pointer with 20 seconds left to tie the game and I was sure we were going to overtime but they came right down the court and hit a two at the buzzer.”

Lita Wright let Santa Ynez with 15 points with Ashley Quiroga adding 14 and Maria Loos 11.

Santa Ynez plays at Nipomo on Thursday. 

Cabrillo 53, Nipomo 39

Cabrillo kept up its strong LPL season with a victory over Nipomo (5-4 LPL) on the Cabrillo court.

Kiesa Romero led Nipomo with 11 points with Sydney Aguilera adding nine and Abbey Gutierrez eight.

Cabrillo stats were not available at press time.

Nipomo next hosts Santa Ynez on Thursday.

St. Joseph 39, Paso Robles 37

The Knights (4-4 PAC 8 League) edged the Bearcats in a PAC 8 game Paso Robles. Shelby McNabb led St. Joseph with 10 points.




Assistant sports editor Joe Bailey and sports writer Kenny Cress contributed to this report.