BURBANK — The pitch played more of a role than is typical when the Burroughs High girls' soccer team squared off against Pasadena on Friday.
With their home field undergoing renovations, the Indians host opponents at Luther Burbank Middle School. Both parties agreed that the bumpy, pockmarked field is a far cry from the artificial playing surfaces that many schools have become accustomed.
Despite the less than ideal playing surface, Pasadena rallied from two goals down to win, 4-3.
"I don't want to say the field is bad, [but] when it's in your head the field is bad, or the weather is bad, whatever, it gets you mentally unfocused and you do irresponsible things," said Pasadena Coach Kamiko Johnson of her team's early 2-0 deficit. "I just think it was in their heads."
The win improves the Bulldogs to 11-2-1 overall and 7-1-1 in Pacific League play, where they sit in second place.