The Bulldogs (7-2, 1-2 in league) got a much-needed win to get back on track after beginning league with losses to Canyon and Valencia.
The inexperienced Indians (3-7, 0-3) still have some work to do, but there's time to reverse their course.
Rowsey, a senior outside hitter, showed her experience on the court. She finished with a team-best three aces and provided the Bulldogs with some nifty defense.
"You feel the adrenaline," Teng said. "Lauren came through, and our defense executed when we needed to.
"We got momentum from good serving and playing good defense."
The Bulldogs also needed to regain their form after the Indians grabbed the second game. Sophomore middle blocker Karissa Lagmay recorded the final two kills of the game. However, Burroughs couldn't sustain its momentum.
In stepped the Bulldogs, who turned to Rowsey and Dominique Allen to save the match. Rowsey and Allen notched five kills each in the third game.
"We had to buckle down because we had some mental lapses in the second game," Rowsey said. "We had good coverage on defense."
Setter Natasha Von Sonn registered 34 assists for the Bulldogs, who finished with 10 aces.
The teams exchanged leads throughout the second game. Burbank fought off three game points, thanks to two kills by Rowsey.
But Lagmay got the Indians even, putting them in a position to win.
Unfortunately for the Indians, which got 13 kills from Lagmay, it didn't happen.
"We played the second game with a sense of urgency," Burroughs Coach Edwin Real said. "I thought we'd have the momentum, and then we didn't.
"Then they defended well, and we didn't have an answer."