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Defense aids Coyote win

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Last week, the Madera Coyote boys volleyball team lost a four-set match with the Bullard-Fresno Knights after its best hitter was ejected from the match.

With Nate Moreno staying around for the entire match, the defensive pair of Henry Montiel and Cristian Ceja kept the eighth-seeded Coyotes in the match to record a 3-0 victory over the ninth-seeded Knights on Tuesday in the first round of the Central Section playoffs in Joe Flores Gym.

The defensive pair recorded 42 digs with Montiel getting 29 digs, including a number against Bullard’s top hitter, Jacob Kovacevich, who was limited to 12 kills.

Ceja and Montiel frustrated Kovacevich enough that he was forced to tip and try to find open places on the court to hit instead of hitting to the back corner where Montiel was placed...


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