While the winds swirled outside, so did the minds of the coaches inside; three coaches learned a lot about their teams in the two-day Madera Classic volleyball tournament.
For Madera Coyote girls volleyball coach Robyn Royston, she learned her team has the skills to compete at the Div. I level, but still needs to improve. The Coyotes advanced to the semifinals in the gold bracket of the tournament at Madera South on Saturday before losing a two-set match to Bakersfield.
“We have the skill to compete at the Div. I level this year,” Royston said. “We’re every bit as good as Bakersfield. We make a lot more unforced mistakes than other teams do. It kills momentum for us.”
In Madera South girls volleyball coach Nate Perez’s case, he found out that his team can overcome some injuries and play well. His team lost in the quarterfinals of the silver bracket despite the loss of three starters...