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League run hits snag for Coyotes

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webmaster | 02/03/12

The Madera Coyote girls soccer team had plenty of chances to score, but the Edison-Fresno Tigers got the game-winning goal for a 1-0 victory in Memorial Stadium.

The Wednesday loss leaves the Coyotes (11-11-1) with a 4-3 record and drops them into a third place tie with Edison in the County/Metro Athletic Conference with three matches to go. They face Sanger tonight, a team that beat the Coyotes 2-0 two weeks ago.

“We dominated the game,” head coach Eli Liuba said. “We had 90 percent possession on their side of the field. Nothing went right for us. I tried different combos, but nothing worked.”

What also hurt Liuba was the absence of two of his top defenders, including a cocaption. Freshman stopper Oksana Reynoso will miss the rest of the season due to disciplinary action. Senior co-caption, defensive midfielder Toni Hedding missed Wednesday’s game due to an injury and Liuba hops to have her back for tonight’s match...


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