The Burroughs High girls’ soccer team capped off one of its best regular seasons in recent memory Thursday as the Indians put together a fine second-half attack to top host Burbank 7-0 in a Pacific League match.
Burroughs (15-2-3, 9-1-2 in league) led just 1-0 over the Bulldogs (1-13-2, 0-10-2) in the first half.
But the Indians completely took over the match in the second half, scoring twice within the first six minutes.
“We just had one of those halves where it just doesn’t go in,” Burroughs coach Brady Riggs said. “In the second half we tried to go wider and bring the ball in and it worked. It is something we’ve worked on all year.”
Catrina Villalpando had a huge game for Burroughs and is happy the way the Indians look going into the CIF playoffs next week.
“We feel really confident. I think we can do really well this year and go a lot further than we have before,” Villalpando said.
She scored the Indians’ first goal, taking a pass from Abbie Riggs in the 16th minute which she put past Burbank goalie Ashley Im.
Villalpando then became the distributor to say the least.
Samantha Avendano doubled Burroughs’ lead not long after the whistle to start the second half, taking a pass from Villalpando and putting it in the lower right corner.
Five minutes later, Villalpando and Avendano hooked up once again on a goal that was very similar to the previous one.
Villalpando then decided to strike up a friendship with Ava Kramer in the 60th minute.
She delivered a cross to Kramer in full stride at the edge of the box. Kramer was able to put all of her weight behind the line drive into the upper left corner of the goal.
Kramer added a second goal in the 63rd minute by putting in a beautiful cross on a free kick that she knocked in from the back post.
Villalpando later assisted a 72nd minute goal by Megan Rangel-Lynch.
Burroughs freshman Lauryn Bailey added a seventh goal in stoppage time.