After a humbling loss to Madera South last week, the Madera Coyote boys volleyball team regrouped for a dominating victory April 18 over San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno and battled the Sanger Apaches to the brink Tuesday in a 3-0 loss in Joe Flores Gym.
The Apaches, who lead the County/Metro Athletic Conference and came in with a 6-0 record, had to battle in three sets to get past the Coyotes, who were without leading hitter Michael Angell.
“Without Mike, they had a really good effort,” Madera head coach Rhonda Jefferson said. “We were right there. Sanger didn’t do anything that we didn’t know they could do. The kids played hard.”
While the Coyotes were missing one of their top hitters, Bryan Edmonston and Max Levake did their best to fill the void and managed seven kills apiece. Tashawn Ford stepped up and recorded a season-high nine kills...