Despite being down a player and trailing 3-0 at halftime to the multi-year defending league champs, the Madera girls soccer team showed its head coach Garrett Perez that it still has a lot of fight left in it — a good sign for the Coyotes considering the Div. II playoffs start next week.
Facing the County/Metro Athletic Conference champion Bullard-Fresno (18-5-1 overall, 9-0 CMAC), Madera (1-5-3 CMAC) put together by far its best half of league play and nearly erased a three-goal deficit in a 3-2 loss to Knights on Wednesday evening in Memorial Stadium.
“Tonight was a great game to watch and our players did what we’ve been waiting for all year — they finally woke up and you could see the desire on the field,” Perez said. “I’m really proud of their effort and intensity in this game. It’s something we haven’t seen in awhile and I hope we can carry this on to the playoffs.”
The Coyotes faces rival Madera South today at 5 p.m. in a rematch of a scoreless tie game on Jan. 29...