Santa Ynez girls volleyball coach Chip Fenenga said team serving helped his squad win this battle of the Pirates, beating Morro Bay in three sets, 25-20, 25-16, 25-19, Tuesday night.
Fenenga’s squad moved to 8-3, 5-0 heading into its Los Padres League showdown against Templeton, which is also 5-0 in the LPL, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Santa Ynez.
Tuesday night, “We were behind in all three sets,” said Fenenga. “Gabby Capasso served four points the first set to get us even at 15-15.
“We were down 6-1, and Gabby served two aces and made two digs during her run. That run just set a really nice tone for us. Morro Bay has played a lot of teams solid.”
Taylor Gregg served a match-high six aces for Santa Ynez, including five in the second set. She made seven digs. Susanna Cole led Santa Ynez in kills with nine. Jivka Grozeva added six.
Morro Bay is 3-7, 2-3.
Atascadero 3, Righetti 1
The Greyhounds beat the Warriors 25-14, 25-22, 16-25, 25-21 in a PAC 7 League match at Atascadero.
Maddie Klusendorf racked up 21 kills for Righetti (9-2, 3-2). Kennedy Klusendorf amassed 21 assists and eight kills.
Michaela Olney had 17 digs and two service aces. Sierra Sanchez added nine assists and three service aces. Courtney Barba made five kills.
Atascadero moved to 7-3, 3-2.
San Luis Obispo 3, St. Joseph 1
The Tigers (8-1, 4-1) downed the Knights (3-7, 1-4) 23-25, 25-19, 25-22, 25-20 in a competitive PAC 7 League match at San Luis Obispo.
Kelsey Kolbo and Devon Beebe racked up 15 kills apiece for St. Joseph. Izzy Partida added 39 digs.
The Tigers moved to 8-1, 4-1.
Cabrillo 3, Santa Maria 0
The Conquistadores (2-7, 2-3) swept the Saints 25-9, 25-8, 25-18 in a Los Padres League match at Santa Maria’s Wilson Gym.
Izel Miranda served three aces for the Saints (2-6, 0-5).
Orcutt Academy 3, Maricopa 1
MARICOPA — The Spartans moved to 3-9 with a 25-10, 19-25, 25-15, 25-23 non-league win at Maricopa.
Jessie Jin chalked up nine kills and 10 digs for Orcutt Academy. Angel Mercado added 15 assists and five service aces.
Citrus 7, Hancock 1
GLENDORA — Marcos Uribe tied the score for the Bulldogs (1-5, 1-10) with a goal in the 21st minute, but the Owls then reeled off six straight tallies in this Western State Conference game.
Los Angeles Pierce 4, Hancock 1
The Brahmas beat the Bulldogs (2-5-2, 0-2) in a Western State Conference game at the Crossroads pitch. No details were available.
Arroyo Grande 14, St. Joseph 4
Eagles doubles tandems Joanne Phung and Angelica Gagliano, and Mekayla Landers and Olivia Madison, along with singles ace Lauren Hayashi, all swept three sets as the Eagles won at home to start the second round of league matches.
Arroyo Grande moved to 7-0, 10-1. Claire Bouquet and Rene Ferini each won a singles set for the Knights (8-4, 4-3). The Eagles won seven singles sets and seven doubles sets.
Santa Ynez 14, Cabrillo 4
The Pirates (14-2, 7-0) solidified their hold on first place with a win at second-place Cabrillo (6-4, 5-2) in a Los Padres League match.
Santa Ynez beat Cabrillo 17-1 at Santa Ynez in the first round.
Tuesday, Bree Jensen and Reagan Mroz pushed their season record to 42-4 with a 6-3, 6-1, 6-3 sweep for the Pirates. Shane Sorenson and Mary Kavaloski both swept three singles sets for Santa Ynez.
Rikky Patel, Emma Fienga and Kaeli Jones all won a singles set for Cabrillo.
Lompoc 14, Santa Maria 4
Emily Gracyk, Marielle Tabin and Erica Gracyk all swept three singles sets for the Braves ( 5-6, 4-3) as Lompoc opened the second half of LPL play with a win at their David Bickmore Courts.
Leslie Huitron and Jocelyn Gil swept three singles sets for the Saints (3-7, 1-6).
Nipomo 16, Coast Union 2
The Titans (4-7) rolled to a non-league win at home.
Kelly Barrett lost one game en route to sweeping three singles sets. Kelly Springford dropped two games en route to taking three sets herself.
Nipomo doubles pairs Ashley Jimenez and Monica Guerrero, Sydney Slaven and Maria Alcantar, and Sydney Roberts and Mikayla Costello all swept three sets.
Atascadero at Orcutt Academy, canceled
Orcutt Academy coach Stephanie Hull said the Greyhounds couldn’t make the trip to the Hancock College courts and had to pull out of the teams’ scheduled match.
“Our athletic director, Chad McKenzie, is trying to work to schedule a make-up match,” Hull said.