It wasn’t the best way for the No. 7 seed Madera girls soccer team to start off the first round of the Div. II playoffs — giving up a goal two minutes into the match — but the Coyotes finished strong and are still alive in the postseason after recording the school’s first-ever girls soccer playoff victory.
Behind three goals from freshman Anissia Gonzalez, the Coyotes advanced to tonight’s quarterfinals against No. 2 Redwood-Visalia with a 3-1 win over No. 10 Monache-Porterville on Tuesday night in Memorial Stadium.
“We really didn’t play very good soccer today, but in the end, it’s about how many times you hit the net versus how many times they do,” Coyote head coach Garrett Perez said. “Fortunately, Anissia came up big today and got the hat trick. It was an ugly game for us, but, ultimately, it’s about goals and not about anything else.”
The Coyotes (13-8-6) will travel to Visalia to face the Rangers today at 6:30 p.m...