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Coyote soccer looks to bounce back

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The Madera Coyote girls soccer team picked up an overtime win and also lost in overtime at the Garces Holiday Soccer Festival in Bakersfield over the weekend.

“Overall, I was a little disappointed because of the second game against Central Valley Christian-Visalia,” head coach Garrett Perez said. “I felt like we underperformed. We didn’t play well against CVC. We played real sloppy and real direct. It was panic and kick and that didn’t work well for us. We didn’t control the game and didn’t take many shots.”

The loss came after a 5-4 overtime victory over Mission Oak-Tulare. Elvira Hernandez scored off a 30-yard free kick to win the game in sudden-death overtime.

“When the regulation whistle sounded, the referees started to walk away,” Perez said. “There are no ties in the tournament so you go into sudden death. When we scored in overtime, the referees were going to card me and my players for celebrating because he thought you had to play the whole overtime.” ...


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