In its first three County/ Metro Athletic Conference matches, the Madera South Stallion girls volleyball team has battled enough to win, but has fallen just short, including a 3-0 loss to San Joaquin Memorial-Fresno.
The Stallions lost a close three-set match to Bullard-Fresno and a five-set match with Edison-Fresno last week. On Tuesday night, the Stallions were outscored 75-64 in the three sets and had chances to win late in each set.
“The effort was better than last week,” head coach Nathan Perez said. “We liked what we saw as a coaching staff. We were pleased. We would like more determination. We found there was one rotation in each set that we couldn’t get out of. That was the literal difference in the score. It was a different rotation every single time. We need someone to step up in those rotations and say give me the ball and take us to success.”
Michelle Martinez led the Stallions with seven kills and is expected to continue to step up her game to be the go-to player the Stallions are looking for...