In a year where the County/Metro Athletic Conference is a wide-open race in boys volleyball, every victory is needed.
The Madera Coyotes dropped a tough five-set match to the Sanger Apaches on Tuesday in Joe Flores Gym that had coach Rhonda Jefferson looking more at the positives than at the loss.
The Coyotes dropped the first set, but won the next two, including coming back from a 23-20 deficit in the third set for a 2-1 lead. Sanger won the fourth set and closed out the match with a 15-12 victory in the fifth set.
“That’s the best comeback we had all year,” head coach Rhonda Jefferson said. “They battled and didn’t stop playing hard. This the first year that it is truly up for grabs. It will be a four-team race. The CMAC is going to be fun.” ...