In a match between the top two teams in the County/Metro Athletic Conference, Madera Coyote girls volleyball head coach Robyn Keune was wishing she could have battled the Sanger Apaches at full strength.
Makinna Malady, Erin Drew and Miranda Brunner, however, made Keune forget about injured Biriele Hefner on Tuesday in a 3-2 victory over Sanger to move the Coyotesinto a first place tie with the Apaches.
Malady put down 19 kills and Drew and Brunner each had 16 kills to lead the Coyotes. The Coyotes went 1-2 in the last two weeks without Hefner, but picked up an important win over Sanger to move both teams to 5-2 in the CMAC.
“We have a lot of good players,” Keune said. “We dispersed our sets a little more and ran the middle more so we didn’t tire out the outsides (Malady and Drew).” ...