A year ago the Burbank and Burroughs girls’ soccer programs were relatively on par with one another.
Things have changed greatly in a year. Friday afternoon Burroughs dominated the Bulldogs 4-0 in a Pacific League match at Memorial Field.
Burroughs had 24 shot attempts. Burbank did not have any shot attempts.
“I’m pleased with how we played. We played our soccer, which is what we want to do,” Burroughs coach Brady Riggs said. “It doesn’t matter who we are playing.”
Burroughs (10-2-2 overall, 5-1-1 in the league) scored three times in the first half.
Freshman Lauryn Bailey got things started in the seventh minute by scoring on an assist from Abbie Riggs.
Burroughs doubled its lead in the 14th minute when Bailey scored on an assist from Trinity Vournas.
Catrina Villalpando pushed the lead to three goals in the 27th minute thanks to an assist from Trinity Vournas.
Burbank (1-8-2, 0-5-2) allowed just one more goal in the second half.
“We try to get a little better every time we step on the field and I think we had a better second half. In the second half we allowed just one goal. It got a little physical. The rivalry is always there,” Burbank coach Pablo Diaz said. “I wish both teams were a little more about playing soccer than the rivalry.”
Burroughs scored its fourth goal in the 57th minute when Orla Giffen put back a loose ball from the edge of the goal box into the lower left corner.
Tempers were clearly disrupting the flow of the game. Brady Riggs said the fact that Burbank didn’t have a shot on goal was a factor in that.
“Any time that happens you’re going to get frustrated. That’s to be expected,” Riggs said. “For us, it is actually a compliment that they felt the only thing they could do was to be physical with us.”