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Bulldogs salvage 1-1 nonleague tie

Erik Boal

When they walked off the field following Tuesday’s nonleague girls’

soccer match at the Glendale Sports Complex, Burbank Coach Savio

Silveria and Flintridge Prep Coach Tim Morphy understood that it was

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only the start of the season.

But the fourth-year coaches know that after watching their squads

play to a 1-1 tie, they need to place an emphasis on finishing

scoring opportunities as soon as possible.

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Carolyn Chrzan tallied the Bulldogs’ lone goal in the 26th minute,

and Lauren Von der Ahe netted the Rebels’ only score three minutes

later, but the rest of the contest featured a number of chances for

either team to take the lead, only to miss out.

“The girls played hard, but we had a lot of missed opportunities,”

said Silveria, whose squad played to a 1-1 deadlock with Flintridge

Prep for the second straight season.

“The first half was kind of slow, but we picked it up in the

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second half, and we should have had at least three goals.

“I don’t know what to say, we just weren’t on our game [Tuesday].

We were trying to hurry the ball, instead of settling it and moving

it around. It was a big field, and we had to run a lot, and that

killed us.”

Before Burbank took the lead, goalkeeper Brianna Jackson -- who

finished with eight saves -- dodged a bullet in the seventh minute

when Coco Kleinert’s shot hit off both posts and spun out of bounds.

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Chrzan set up a pair of potential scoring opportunities in the

second half, but her ground-ball cross in front of the goal in the

50th minute was pushed wide by Liliana Morales, and her through ball

to Kelsey Rohr in the 73rd was broken up by Rebel freshman goalkeeper

Ayana Sumiyasu.

“We gave them a couple chances they probably shouldn’t have had

[because of turnovers in our defensive third], but Burbank is a much

improved team from last year. They’re very physical,” Morphy said.


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