Mesa, AZ - Escaping with a victory late in set five, the #16 Mesa Thunderbirds defeat the Chandler-Gilbert Coyotes, 25-22, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25, 15-13.
With full momentum on the side of the Coyotes in the fifth set, up 8-5 at the switch, the T-Birds look dead in their tracks. But a combination of Mesa pulling together and Chandler-Gilbert making bad errors late, the T-Birds took the 15-13 win.
Mesa moves to 13-5 overall and 5-3 in conference. The T-Birds will head to Tucson this Friday night to play the Pima Aztecs at 7 pm.