Santa Ynez goalie Hale Durbiano stopped 16 Carpinteria shots, helping the Pirates beat the Warriors, 9-7, in a non-league game on Tuesday.
The Pirates played good defense in front of Durbiano. Ernesto Sotelo and Landon Lassahn each had four steals and Cristian Sotelo added three steals.
“Carpinteria had a couple of very strong players that we were able to double team and earn a lot of steals,” said Santa Ynez coach Jake Kalkowski. “Hale Durbiano’s play in goal was the X factor in the game. He was recovering from a sickness and came up big for his team when they needed it. When he gets going, the team rallies and everyone plays better.”
Lassahn led the Pirates (7-6) with four goals and Cooper Haws added three.
“The game was within a one-goal difference all the way into the fourth quarter with 3 minutes left in the game,” said Carpinteria coach Stephen Kim. “Both teams played good defense and it showed as the third quarter was scoreless.”
Leading the attack for Carpinteria was Asher Smith with four goal and Griffin Yamaoka with two.
Evelina Erickson shot a 49 to and lead the San Marcos girls golf team to a 254-282 non-league win over Santa Ynez at Sandpiper Golf Course on Tuesday.
Sophomore McKenzie Phelan of Santa Ynez was the match medalist, shooting a 41.
San Marcos improves to 7-1 overall.
San Marcos scores
Fia Torrey 51
Talia Cummings 51
Evelina Erickson 49
Stella Ashamalla 51
Riley O’Brien 52
Santa Ynez scores
McKenzie Phelan 41
Katherine Becerra 59
Sierra Freedman 55
Addison West 54
Kacy Katlan 73
GIRLS WATER POLO
Weylin Hawkins scored five goals and assisted on three others for Santa Ynez in a 15-4 rout of Santa Maria in a Mountain League game. Cierra Cloud, Eleanor Murphy and Lily Kale’s each scored two goals
Over the weekend Santa Ynez went 2-2 in the Pioneer Valley Tournament and finished fourth.
The Pirates are 9-2 on the season.
Cate’s singles lineup of Alyna Takahashi, Frances Davis, and Ellie Tunnell dropped just six games combined, and Takahashi moved to 9-0 on the season in Tri-Valley League play during a 15-3 decision over host Laguna Blanca.
In doubles, Cate’s No. 2 team of junior Sophie Alijani and freshman Claire Bianchi swept their sets 7-5, 6-3, 6-2.
Santa Ynez 7, St. Joseph 1
Santa Ynez won the No. 2 through 5 singles matches en route to a 7-1 victory over St. Joseph in a Mountain League match.
Emma Zouabe of St. Joseph defeated Emma Sell of the Pirates 6-2 6-1 at No. 1 singles.
Keegan Withrow, Morea Naretto, Allie Linane, Lily Mazza and Brielle Saaroos won their matches in straight sets.