BURBANK — Coming into Friday’s match in fifth and sixth place in the Pacific League, respectively, the Burbank High and Hoover boys’ soccer teams looked to turn around their fortunes.
Both teams’ coaches agreed they couldn’t let many more wins slip away if they wanted to keep their postseason hopes alive.
The Bulldogs dominated play for most of the match, getting more than three times as many shots on goal as the Tornadoes. However, it was Hoover which was able to take advantage of its handful of scoring opportunities to hand Burbank a 3-1 loss at home.
Hoover (3-4-1, 2-2-1 in league), which got a pair of goals from Argin Haghoubian, was outshot in the contest, 17-5.
“The league is really tight right now, so we have to try and get any points possible that we can get,” Hoover Coach Kevin Cadenas said. “Our goal is to hopefully get to the playoffs this year and we need to win games.”