With a playoff berth on the line, Madera’s Michael Angell recovered from a bad first game to lead the Coyotes to a 3-0 victory in the season finale over the Madera South Stallions.
Angell, who had a tough time when Madera lost 3-1 on April 16 to the Stallions, led both teams with 24 kills and was the big difference in the match that brought the Coyotes to 5-5 in the County/Metro Athletic Conference and 15-15 overall. Without the win, the Coyotes would not have gone to the playoffs with a 4-6 CMAC record.
“Nobody can stop Michael,” Madera head coach Rhonda Jefferson said. “He could do pretty much what he wanted to do. He needed this game. He just came back after being gone a week.”
“We were watching the ball and the setter, but not the hitter,” Madera South coach Steve Guglielmana said. “The last game, we watched the hitters and got the results we wanted.” ...