BURBANK HIGH — With a gusty wind at the back of the members of the Burbank High girls' soccer throughout the first half of their CIF Southern Section Division II wild-card match against Rancho Cucamonga, the Bulldogs looked to use the condition to their advantage.
Unfortunately for Burbank, things didn't go as planned and their season concluded Wednesday afternoon with a 3-0 home loss.
Burbank (11-10-2), which advanced to the postseason after defeating rival Burroughs in a play-in game to finish fourth in the Pacific League, had several golden scoring opportunities in the first half, but couldn't convert, leading to disappointment.
"It's just soccer and it's not for a lack of effort," Burbank first-year Coach Eric Montoya said. "We had some good chances and we played well, but we started to lose our intensity late in the game a little bit."
Aided by the wind, the Bulldogs pressed several times to take the lead against Rancho Cucamonga.