Orange Lutheran 38, Burroughs 22: The Indians struggled on offense in their CIF Southern Section Division I-AA first-round playoff game Thursday on the road against the No. 2-seeded Lancers
“We knew their defense was very good and we knew that we would have to have a good offensive night, and we didn’t,” Burroughs Coach Vicky Oganyan said. “We struggled offensively, but I felt defensively we did OK holding them to 38 points.
“They are very good on defense and we had our problems with that. It’s a defense that we really don’t like playing against,”
The Indians (17-12), who advanced to the semifinals last season, began the game with a 4-0 lead against Orange Lutheran (21-6), but were outscored, 7-0, the remainder of the stanza. Burroughs tallied three points in the second quarter and trailed at the half, 24-7.
Jocelyn Rieken led Burroughs, which finished second in the Pacific League, with six points.
Brentwood 3, Burbank 1: The Bulldogs, trailing, 3-0, broke the shutout late in the second half on a goal by Kira Bochard off an assist by Dani Yanez, but ultimately lost their CIF Southern Section Division IV first-round match Thursday afternoon on the road to end their season.
Burbank (6-10-4), which placed fourth in the Pacific League, gave up two early goals to Brentwood (14-3-1), the Golf Coast League champion, and had to play catch-up the rest of the way.
“I think we started playing the last 15 minutes of the game and that was a little too late for us,” said Burbank Coach Erik Montoya, whose team won a wild-card match in a shootout against Mayfield on Tuesday. “We just gave them too much leeway I think in the first half.
“We had a couple of defensive breakdowns and that cost us. When it comes down to it, we just beat ourselves.”