GVB: Royals finish 5th at SLO Tournament

San Marcos was knocked out in the first round of the playoffs at the San Luis Obispo Volleyball Tournament on Saturday.

The Royals fell to Arroyo Grande, 25-22, and finished fifth out of 48 teams.

“We had a great tournament that ended too early,” San Marcos coach Erica Menzel Downing said. “Arroyo Grande was a great team and we had some Unlucky calls go against us.”

The Royals defeated Atascadero (25-17, 25-15), Lemoore (25-12, 25-18) and Frontier (25-20) in pool play on Saturday.

Downing praised the leadership of Chloe Allen and Gabi Peoples

The Royals play at Westlake on Thursday.