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No. 1 Coyotes sweep No. 8

The Madera Coyote boys volleyball took little time dispatching the Rosamond Roadrunners in the quarterfinals of the Div. II playoffs in an hour.

The top-seeded Coyotes allowed just 31 points in a sweep that took less than an hour to complete in Joe Flores Gym on Thursday.

The Coyotes are looking for their first venture into the boys volleyball Valley Championship game with a semifinal match against Roosevelt-Fresno on Tuesday. A win would allow the Coyotes to host the Div. II championship game Thursday.

Devonte Orlando led the Coyotes with 10 points. Brian Garcia added seven and Ali Escheik added six in the win. Hunter Brown and Seth Valencia each recorded three aces.

It took a while for the Coyotes take control of the set. Side out kills from Orlando and aces by Tyler Mallonee and Brown opened a 6-2 lead.

After a Rosamond double contact violation, Valencia served up nine straight points, including an ace and two no return serves. Orlando had three kills in the run and Matthew Brunner added another for a 20-6 lead.

Side out kills by Brown and Orlando helped the Coyotes take a 23-11 lead. With Brown serving, Orlando put down a kill for set point and Marcos Ramos ended the set with a kill for a 25-11 victory.

The Coyotes only allowed four Rosamond points in the second set and two came on Madera service errors.

Valencia served up two aces while Garcia and Orlando had kills for a 4-0 lead.

After a Brunner side out kill, Brown served up eight straight points with two aces for a 15-2 lead. Escheik had a kill and a solo block in the run while Brunner added another kills.

After a trade in service errors, Charlie Hernandez served up two aces and got kills from Brunner and Escheik for a 20-3 lead.

Another trade in side outs led to the final four Coyote points. Garcia and Escheik put down kills while Rosamond hit into the net on set point for a 25-4 Coyote victory.

Rosamond scored four straight points to cut the lead to six in the third set. However, three Rosamond service errors helped extend Madera’s lead to 22-14.

Angel Guillen served an ace to get to match point. After a service error, Esheik put down the final point with a kill and a 25-16 victory.


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