Even placing third is a monumental accomplishment for the Bulldogs. This year's team is the first in program history to qualify for the CIF Southern Section playoffs.
"It's a big difference if you finish second or third in league when it comes to who you have to face in the playoffs," said Phan, whose team is 13-1-5, 8-1-5 in league. "We have only one loss in league and we're the third-place team? That's crazy."
The postseason pairings will be released Monday.
After a scoreless first half against Burroughs (7-15, 4-10), Burbank struck for two goals in the second. Senior Cindy Aguillon scored in the 26th minute on a header and sophomore Kristina Amela powered in a goal in the 57th minute.
Amela has a school-record 31 goals this season.
Although Burbank dominated play early in the match, it was the Indians who had two prime scoring opportunities.
In the 36th minute, Burroughs junior Mariela Zavala rocketed a header that rattled the left goalpost and squirted out. Just seconds into the second half, sophomore Marina Pedone was alone with the ball in front of the Bulldogs goal, but her attempt sailed over the crossbar.
"That is the story of our season," Burroughs Coach Elias Garcia said. "We don't get many scoring opportunities, so when we do, we have to take advantage of them. We didn't do that."
Despite not making the playoffs, the Indians have improved a great deal this season.
"Our five wins is more than we have had in league in five years," Garcia said. "And what's great is we lose only three seniors."
Burbank goalkeeper Jenna Todd recorded the shutout.