Burroughs’ first goal in the opening half was scored by freshman Anabell Gonzalez.
The score was kept close thanks to the effort of senior goalkeeper Crystal Amaya, who made some fine saves. The Burroughs defense also had a solid effort.
Burroughs 3, Temple City 0: The Indians opened the season in grand fashion Monday with a nonleague shutout victory on the road.
Burroughs began its scoring in the 22nd minute when Luis Felix took a pass from Armando Gutierrez and beat the Temple City goalkeeper to give Burroughs a 1-0 lead.
Burroughs outshot the Rams, 11-4, in the first half.
Six minutes into the second half, the Indians struck again. Derek Olson scored off an assist from Michael Ceron. Ceron dribbled through the Temple City defense, only to be stopped by goalkeeper Jonathan Barrales. However, Ceron picked up the rebound and made a nice pass across the box to a wide-open Olson.
The third goal came in the 50th minute. Burroughs goalkeeper Alex Escobar collected the ball and punted it over the Temple City defense. Felix picked up the ball, raced in and scored on a nice shot to the near post.
Julio Corona and Dan Abrahamian were solid on defense for the Indians. Escobar, a junior, made four saves to earn his first career varsity shutout.
Burbank 74, San Marino 35: The Bulldogs had little trouble opening the season with a win, earning an opening-round victory in their own 39th annual Bulldog Tip-Off Classic at Burbank.
Senior guard Narek Pananyan had 17 points and 11 rebounds and senior forward Michael Lance added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Bulldogs.
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Mark Keppel 4, Burroughs 3: Despite having two of their starters sidelined with injuries, the Indians put up a good fight Monday and fell in a close nonleague match.
“We played a good match despite missing the two players,” Burroughs Coach Carlos Ponce said.