Coyotes not at their best, but still win

Sometimes you have to pull out a game when you’re not at your best. That was the case with the Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team on Saturday afternoon. The No. 2 Coyotes bested No. 13 Sonoma State 19-25, 25-23, 25-22, 25-18 to improve to 14-0 on the season.

The first game was a struggle. So was the second, although the Coyotes made some plays down the stretch to eek it out. It wasn’t until the fourth game that the Coyotes looked like the Coyotes.

They made a lot of errors in their serve receive which is not characteristic and several times two or more players collided going after a ball. That just doesn’t happen with this team.

Perhaps it is good that they were pushed and had to gut one out. It wouldn’t be good to cruise all year, then face tough competition in the postseason. You want to see how your young players are going to react. And Cal State still is a young team.