Seventh seed George Elliot overcame a poor start to turn back McRoberts in four sets Thursday in AA and advance to a night quarterfinal against Fraser Valley rival Pacific Academy. The score was 25-27, 25-18, 25-23, 25-17.
After dropping the first set, the Coyotes got back in form.
“McRoberts played well — great defense and ball control,” Elliot coach Chris Frehlick said. “But in the first set we many so many errors. We talked about it and rather than hitting bad sets out, we started keeping the ball in play.”
The Coyotes also began running their middle attack more.
“Both middles (Trevor Jones and Keenan Ladd) are new to the sport, and they played well. They got some important kills and blocks.”
Pacific Academy, seeded second, beat Prince Charles in three sets.
Top seed MEI also swept past Charles Hayes, earning a quarterfinal meeting against WL Seaton.
Seaton, seeded eighth, beat Pacific Christian in four sets, winning the third 29-27.
Other winners in AA were Langley Fundamental, College Heights, Fulton and third seed Langley Christian.