All of Righetti's players saw a lot of playing time in this one, and a lot of them scored.
Ten Warriors scored in the first half, three additional players scored in the second and Righetti beat Paso Robles 26-7 in a PAC 8 League water polo game at Righetti Tuesday.
"We've had a lot of tournaments lately, and we started a little slow," said Righetti senior Noah Wasylychyn. "But we picked it up.
"It was good to play a game at home again."
Righetti moved to 12-7, 5-0. Wasylychyn scored four goals, all in the third quarter.
As the third quarter progressed, his teammates kept giving him crisp passes and Wasylychyn kept popping in shots.
"We just came together and worked as a team in the second half," said Wasylychyn. "Our coaches told us at halftime that we needed to pull together and work as a team, and we did.
"Our back-up goalie (Allen Wasserman) played the whole second half, and he stepped up." Wasserman made three saves, all after intermission.
Wasylychyn and Layne Porter scored four goals apiece for the Warriors. Six Righetti players scored twice.
The Warriors led 13-5 at halftime then turned on the afterburners in the third quarter, netting five goals goals in just about the first five minutes after intermission.
The Bearcats didn't exactly threaten the Warriors' long-standing league superiority, but they did put up some pretty good resistance at times.
Paso Robles hole set player Zack Turner gave the Righetti defense some problems. He scored four goals. Brennan Totel scored on a rebound shot to pull the Bearcats into a brief 1-1 tie.
The Paso Robles defense slowed down the Righetti offense in the last two minutes of the first half, giving up just one goal in that span.
"Give Paso Robles credit," said Righetti co-coach Kyle Shaffer. "They figured out what we were trying to do and we were making some bad decisions, throwing the ball where they had two, three, four defenders."
Besides that one slow spot, it was a pretty steady stream of scoring for the Warriors. With its defense fueling its transition game, Righetti scored unanswered goals after the score was tied 1-1.
A nice Porter-to-Ryan Trenev-to Jaden Green exchange, which culminated with a Green goal to make it 4-1, highlighted that Righetti run.
Righetti's coaches substituted liberally, and the Warriors kept a good flow going most of the way.
"It was nice to see some guys who normally don't get to play a lot get a lot of playing time and get a chance to mesh with the others," said Shaffer.
"Give Paso Robles credit. They didn't make it easy. They made us work for it."
Shaffer said, "Overall, I was very pleased with our guys' effort."
Righetti will play a non-league game at Dos Pueblos at 4:30 p.m. Friday then close out its regular season with a 4:30 p.m. league game at Pioneer Valley next Tuesday
Arroyo Grande 17, Paso Robles 1
Arroyo Grande freshman Peyton Dunkle swept without dropping a game as the Eagles moved to 15-0 on the season and 11-0 in the PAC 8.
The doubles team of Bella Waterman and Joselyn Ramirez also swept three sets, winning 6-0, 6-1 and 6-2.
The Eagles play at Pioneer Valley Thursday.
Atascadero 15, St. Joseph 3
Katelynn Haskell and Shianne Gooley both won a singles match, and Kate Adams and Soleil Orca took a doubles set for the Knights (6-9, 3-8) who lost a PAC 8 League match at home to the Greyhounds.
Santa Ynez 13, Nipomo 5
Lexi Hemming and Lauren Thorburn drooped a total of three games en route to sweeping three doubles sets for the Pirates, who defeated the Titans in a Los Padres League match at Santa Ynez.
Hemming and Thorburn won two of their sets by 6-0 scores.
Tristan Bunderson and Mikayla Palmer swept three sets at No. 2 doubles for the Pirates. Mckenna Olson and Vanessa Sparkes won two doubles sets for Santa Ynez.
Nikole Geauque and Nikki Basanchury each won two singles sets for Santa Ynez. Claire Collison won one singles set.
Julia Johnson swept three singles sets for the Titans. LilyManson won a singles set, and Morgan Mirau and Monique Camacho took a doubles set.
PAC 8 League
Arroyo Grande 247, San Luis Obispo 252
The Eagles (8-1, 4-1) tightened up the PAC 8 League race between themselves, the Tigers and Righetti, defeating the Tigers at Cypress Ridge in Arroyo Grande.
Sans Luis Obispo's Isabel Carpenter shot a 43 over the par 36 nine holes. She was the medalist.
Claire Marshall (45) led Arroyo Grande. Ava Mankins (47), Sidney Pruett (49), Karley Pinkerton (50) and Katie Cameron (56) followed for the Eagles. Pruett shot a personal best score.
Righetti 236, Paso Robles no score
The Warriors (7-2, 4-1), Arroyo Grande and San Luis Obispo, the top three teams in the league, all share 4-1 PAC 8 dual records after the results Tuesday.
The Bearcats, who brought just four golfers to Rancho Maria, did not have enough players for a team score against Righetti.
Sarah Fouratt was the medalist. The Righetti senior, who is the three-time defending league individual champ, was the medalist with a 39. Claire Alford (45), Dominique Garcia (49), Cambria Flaa (49) and Alyssa Escobido (54) followed for the Warriors.
Orcutt Academy 3, Santa Maria 0
The Spartans (5-5 Los Padres League) squared their league record with a 25-16, 26-24, 25-18 win over the Saints at Orcutt Junior High School.
Zaley Bennett led Orcutt with 12 kills and 12 digs. Jakelyn Shippey made 14 digs for the Spartans.
Santa Ynez 3, Nipomo 1
Gillian Wilks pounded 16 kills, helping the Pirates (14-7, 7-3) to a 25-14, 23-25, 25-20, 25-8 Los Padres League win at home over the Titans.
Rylynn Ibarra made 14 digs for Santa Ynez. Amanda Krystowiak had four blocks.
Arroyo Grande 3, St. Joseph 0
The Eagles moved to 10-0 in the PAC and 16-3 overall with a 25-17, 25-11 and 25-9 win.
It's the 11th straight win for Arroyo Grande. Rilee Day had 14 kills and seven aces for the Eagles. Maddie Honeycutt added eight kills, Zoë Paulsen had seven and Ellie Engle tacked on six aces.
Macie Lachemann powered the Arroyo Grande offense with 35 assists.
Paso Robles 3, Pioneer Valley 0
The Bearcats swept the Panthers 25-22, 25-10, 25-21 in a PAC 8 League match at Paso Robles. No other details were available.